A common question that everyone makes when visiting Thira and Oia, is where are the houses with the blue roof. The truth is that only a few churches have a blue rooftop and most of them are in Oia. The misconception of the blue and white houses is due to the iconic picture from Oia […]
A must-have experience while you are in Santorini is to book one of the tours with the small ships and cruise around caldera, either to watch the sunset or visit the hot springs and the volcano. If you are into photography you will not regret it.
Santorini's architectural design patterns include the creation of buildings with domes. These domes serve two purposes. First, the forces of the weight of the roof is uniformly distributed to the earth which makes the building less prone to earthquake and secondly, a domed roof design allows better wind flow.
A way to enjoy sunset in Thira and Oia is to visit one of the numerous taverns amd restaurants. They can be quite expensive but the view is actually worth it. Spend some time to find the best possible spot for your lunch during afternoon and be sure to go there at least one and […]
If you haven't lost your way in Thira's narrow alleys with its endless stairs then you really didn't spend enough time on the island to appreciate and indulge to the beauty of the Santorini
Santorini could be your perfect base if you want to do island hopping. There are daily connections with other Greek islands such as Crete, Naxos, Paros, Folegandros, Anafi.
One of the most important archeological settlements (yet, not as much advertised as others) of Greek civilization is akrotiri in Santorini. Akrotiri was a famous port before the catastrophic earthquake in 1560 BC and it has been characterized as the Pompeii of Greece. The archeological excavation is in progress and archeologists reveal slowly the way […]
According to the myth when Jason and the Argonauts where in Libya, the king of the country and son of the God Poseidon, Eurypylus, gave them as a gift a clod of earth. When Argo was sailing near Anafi, Euphemus, one of the sailors drop this small piece of earth in the sea. Then, an […]
Before you head for the red beach in Santorini get a hat, your sunscreen, and water. Everything is painted red there and this make the temperature to feel twice as much as it actually is.
Small and larger ships go every evening for mini excursion a bit northern from Oia village in Santorini. Watching the sunset from that specific point is a unique experience and the cruise ships line up to give their passengers a chance to view the sun diving in the aegean archipelago.