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Santorini / The Island

Santorini : 'The Pompeii of the Aegean' (French Geologist F. Fouque)

Welcome to Santorini

Characteristics
Rocky steep terrain on the caldera side (west coast), volcanic rock, pumice stone, unusual rock formations. Other areas have a gentler terrain. Climate is moist, warm summers with cool evenings. August has the famous 'Meltemia' winds. Sparse rainfall during the winter months.
Architecture
Cave Houses (dug into the volcanic rock), neo classical mansions, cobbled streets and winding paths, domed churches (many with a blue dome), most houses have a dome at some part of the roof structure.
Capital
Fira : built on the Caldera cliffs on the west coast of the island
Main Port
Athinios Port
Food & Agriculture
Vineyards - grape cultivation, cherry tomatoes, santorini cucumber, fava bean, santorini capers and cucumbers= 'Katsouni', santorini watermelon, chloro cheese, sweet pies = 'Melitinia'
Latitude
36 19’ 56” to 36 28’ 40” N.
Longitude
25 19’ 22” to 25 29’ 13” E.
How to get there
Boats depart from Piraeus all year round. During the summer season high speed hydrofoils also leave from Piraeus. There are also connections from Crete during the summer. Direct flights from Athens International Airport are available all year round.
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Santorini Island View of the Volcano Caldera Cliffs
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VIEW OF THE VOLCANIC CALDERA CLIFFS
Santorini Island Sunsets over the Volcano
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