- a Greek island in the S Aegean, in the Cyclades group. 30 sq. mi. (78 sq. km).
Also called Santorin, Santorini.
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The island meanwhile got its name of Thera after Theras 130 who led the settlement.The History Of Herodotus
The island of Santorin or Thera, is the southernmost of the Cyclades.The Wonder Book of Volcanoes and Earthquakes
Edwin J. Houston
Betsy, the youngest, opened her mouth, but Thera forestalled her.Service with a Smile
Charles Louis Fontenay
He had had some lunch in his bedroom and now went to Princess Thera's apartments.
They were enraptured when it was announced that after my departure you and Thera were coming to Altara.
- a Greek island in the Aegean Sea, in the Cyclades: site of a Minoan settlement and of the volcano that ended Minoan civilization on Crete. Pop: 13 402 (2001)Also called: Santoríni Modern Greek name: Thíra