Of hues and myths – Santorini

Santorini is a group of islands in the south Aegean sea. The island of Santorini in Greece is mesmerizing with its stunning sunsets and scenery, white, red and black sand beaches, Cave Houses, neo classical mansions, cobbled streets and winding paths, domed churches and houses (many with a blue dome). Santorini-Greece. greece 6968086-oia-santorini-greece

The locals live mainly off agriculture and tourism. Tourists crowd in Fira, Imerovigli or Oia, the towns on the cliffs, which are very beautiful and full of little cafes, shops and places of interest. The island of Santorini was formed out of the lava from the volcanic eruption in 1660 BC. The towns and villages sit densely on top of the massive cliffs of the Caldera. The coloured strata of the volcanic rock of these cliffs are spectacular in themselves: chocolate brown, rust red, yellow ochre, white and cream.

The eastern slopes of the island are green and fertile, even in October. This is due to the copious vineyards that grow so well in the fertile volcanic soil. The sunsets are the glories of this place. The sunsets at Santorini, viewed from the Caldera, really are breathtakingly beautiful when seen as a backdrop to the volcano. The colours that streak the sky change from lilac to deep purple, from yellow to orange to red.

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