The festival is entirely dedicated to the volcano eruption that changed the landscape of Santorini forever in the mid-second millennium BCE
Every September, the island of Santorini, created by a volcano, celebrates “Ifaisteia” (from Greek ηφαίστειο or volcano). The festivities include a series of live music concerts, photography and art exhibitions, theatrical and dance performances. The major highlight of the festival is the recreation of the volcanic eruption on Santorini. That famous Minoan Eruption occurred in the area around 1600BC.