Destruction of Thera
After the eruption most of the island was destroyed. Surviving parts of it created a caldera filled with sea water. Currently, there are three islands making the bounderies of the calder: the biggest Thera/Santorini, Therasia and the smallest Aspronisi. In the middle is a big island (Nea Kameni) which is the vulcano that erupted in the 16th century BCE.
We were lucky. We left Thera a few days ago. Last night we saw a big cloud of dark smoke coming from the direction of the island. The crew speculates that the giant mountain in the middle of the island exploded. I heard that there was something special about that mountain.
Since the eruption people visiting Nea Kameni (the island in the middle of the caldera) were saying to see there strange objects and even people. Many texts say that people saw gods there. The most recent report comes from the 19th century from an expedition looking there for the Genitals of Uranus. Their journal says that on the island they found an ancient spear preserve in a perfect condition. Another thing they found is a necklace which started to glow after being cleaned. Currently, the most common explanation is that the eruption opened a portal to Heaven on Nea Kameni. Through this portal gods were visting Earth for brief periods of time. Nea Kameni is also one of the place people looking for Celestial Dust go.