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3,600 years ago, there was a massive volcanic eruption that devastated Santorini. Many believe the event inspired the mystical legend of Atlantis mentioned in Plato’s dialogues. I’m somewhat of a hopeless romantic for ancient myths like these, and as my husband and I would walk amid Santorini’s white buildings boasting royal blue roofs and views of the endless, glimmering ocean, I couldn’t help but wonder if the story of the lost city of Atlantis was true. The island gifted us a newfound adventurous spirit, and we set out to explore the mysterious, abandoned shipwrecks and hidden, deep-sea treasures of the Aegean Sea. We had been diving before, but this time was different. We happened upon several impressive shipwrecks, discovering the underwater wreckage of a sunken World War II tugboat to swimming along a reef that extended to the coast of the old volcano and revealed a 1926 Steamer. Each dive site revealed a piece of the island’s rich history and a sight seemingly taken out of a storybook. By the end of the dive tour, my husband confidently declared that we had indeed stumbled upon the magical world of Atlantis. We celebrated our historic, monumental discovery over seafood and a glorious sunsetStories from Grace Hotel

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