Almost everybody knows that Santorini’s unusual beauty is the result of a volcanic eruption but, once you are on the island, it is hard to tell where that volcano actually is. Santorini as we know it today, is the result of four volcanic eruptions the last of which occurred in 1620 BC. This final...


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Saint Matrona’s festival takes place on October 20 in Finikia and is one of Santorini’s most popular panigiria, as these open air celebrations are called in Greece. Saint Matrona’s church is decorated with palm leaves on the eve of the celebration and the religious icon that depicts the saint is...


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Santorini’s seabottom is a combination of “crystal clear waters and dramatically impressive underwater landscapes”, as Pierre Yves Cousteau put it. It was forty years ago that his father, oceanographer Jacques Cousteau, explored the depths of Santorini in search of the lost city of Atlantis. The...


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Argyros Mansion Museum, Messaria The elegant mansion that houses this museum was built in 1888 by local craftsmen, who had taken part in building important neoclassical mansions in what then was the newly founded capital city of Athens. It was the main residence of the family of George Argyros, who...


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Akrotiri, believed to be the source of the Atlantis legend, is Santorini’s most important archaeological site.
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Santorini off the beaten path
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Santorini off the beaten path
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Santorini off the beaten path
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Santorini off the beaten path
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