Tourists left in the dark after fire causes power cut across Santorini

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Tourists left in the dark after fire causes power cut across Santorini

Tourists on holiday in Santorini have been left in the dark - literally - after a power station fire left the entire island without electricity.

According to the Straits Times, no injuries were reported from the blaze, which has now been extinguished.

It appears it will be candlelit dinners and cold showers until at least Wednesday, when, according to the BBC, a Greek naval vessel carrying generators is due to dock in the morning.

The cause of the fire has not yet been identified, reports the Guardian.

Attracting 1.7 million visitors last year alone, Santorini is one of Greece's main tourist hotspots.

Santorini an island in the southern Aegean Sea, about 120 miles southeast from Greece's mainland. It is the largest island of a small, circular archipelago which bears the same name and is the remnant of a volcanic caldera.

Holidaymakers flock there for its sunsets, wine and turquoise sea. It is famous for its white cubist villas jutting dramatically out of the cliff face, and boasts a host of lively tavernas, restaurants and boutique jewellery shops.

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