Submitted by Betsy Haas
Santorini, Santorini, Greece
Cistern below the Sanctuary of Apollo Karneios in Ancient Thera Inhabited for around one thousand years beginning in the ninth century BCE, Ancient Thera is sited on a ridge of Mt. Messavouno on Santorini. The city was founded by colonists from Sparta. Constructed of local limestone, the city contained residential and commercial areas as well as a temple district.