Posts in «Santorini News» category

An excursion to Thirassia

Thirassia is a small lovely  island opposite the island of Santorini. Its capital is Manolas, a picturesque village with beautiful small alleys, and it is built on the highest point of the caldera of Thirassia, with a view to Santorini. Before the big volcano eruption of the Minoan times (1613 B.C.) that destroyed a large […]
by / Αύγουστος 11, 2017 /In Santorini News

CYCLADES- the jewel of the Aegan

CYCLADES- the jewel of the Aegan The Cyclades, where Santorini is laying, is a group of islands spread in the Aegean Sea and was the aftermath of a mythical battle between the Giants. The ancient geographers have named them that way due to their circular formation around the sacred island of Dilos, the birth place […]
by / Ιούλιος 22, 2017 /In Santorini News

The Castles (Kastelia) of Santorini

During the byzantine times and later on, during the Venetian empire (1207-1580 AD), the coasts of the Aegean Sea were suffering due to the constant pirates’ attacks. The only solution for the island’s inhabitants was to move to higher, rough grounds and fortify them. Therefore they have built castles with fully equipped observation posts in […]
by / Ιούλιος 13, 2017 /In Santorini News

Boutari Winery

Boutari Winery “Boutari Winery” company has been founded by John Boutaris in 1879. They are, now, the proud owners of vineyards and of six wineries in Greece and one in France. Among other things, the company has been a pioneer in wine tourism. The winery of Santorini, with its characteristc white dome, is located in […]
by / Ιούνιος 21, 2017 /In Santorini News

Santorini for first-timers

Santorini is the supermodel of the Greek islands, a head-turner whose face is instantly recognisable around the world: multicoloured cliffs soar out of a sea-drowned caldera, topped by drifts of whitewashed buildings. With its reputation for dazzling panoramas, romantic sunsets and volcanic-sand beaches, it’s hardly surprising the island features on so many travellers’ bucket lists. […]
by / Ιούνιος 13, 2017 /In Santorini News

Santorini… The Lost Atlantis?

A great mystery that still remains unsolved for researchers all over the world is finding the location of the legendary island of Atlantis. According to Plato, a flourishing civilization of divine descent once existed on an island outside the Pillars of Hercules (today’s Gibraltar), under the dominion of Poseidon who split it and shared it among […]
by / Οκτώβριος 29, 2016 /In Santorini News

Set Your Watches!

This Sunday, October 30th, at dawn, the daylight saving time period ends and we enter the Winter Time period. So, at 04:00 local time, we will turn our clocks and watches backward one hour in order to read 03:00. This time shift takes place in many countries in order to exploit more hours of natural sunlight […]
by / Οκτώβριος 29, 2016 /In Limnos News, Santorini News

National Holiday Of October 28th

Today is one of the most important days of the Greek History. On October 28th, 1940, the Italian Government delivered an ultimatum to the Greek Government demanding the free passage of the Italian army from the Greek-Albanian borders. The response of the Greek Prime Minister, Ioannis Metaxas, was “NO!” expressing the feeling of the Greek […]
by / Οκτώβριος 28, 2016 /In Santorini News

Ayios Dimitrios The Myrovlytis

Today, St. Demetrius the Myrrh-streamer is commemorated. He was born in an aristocratic family of Thessaloniki. At the age of 22 he was already a tribuni militum (senior officer) of the Roman army. When it became known that he has become a Christian he was thrown in jail and later on he was killed. In […]
by / Οκτώβριος 26, 2016 /In Santorini News

World Beach Day

Today is the World Beach Day and, of course, there is no better place to celebrate it than Santorini. The amazing beaches with the dark sand and the black volcanic pebbles that the island is famous for, attracting all visitors, are officially celebrating today and they are waiting for you to enjoy them. From the popular […]
by / Οκτώβριος 24, 2016 /In Santorini News

Saint Averkios Celebration!

Today is the celebration of Saint Averkios. In the past, this day was unbreakably linked to the opening of wines. More specifically, the canavas in Santorini opened up so as to try their new wines along with the people on the island, whereas some times, the celebration was followed by a feast with dancing and […]
by / Οκτώβριος 22, 2016 /In Santorini News

The Celebration Of Ayia Matrona In Foinikia

Tomorrow, October 20th, is the celebration of Ayia Matrona. On its eve today, after the evening mass at the church of Ayia Matrona in Foinikia, Oia, there will be a feast that will revive one of the oldest traditional festivals of Santorini. The narrow alleys of the area that are called “rivers” as well as […]
by / Οκτώβριος 19, 2016 /In Santorini News

Chorus Singing Workshop At The SAF

The Santorini Arts Factory will host a unique self-expression experience starting next month, by implementing in this year’s schedule a chorus singing workshop that is addressed to teenagers and adults of all ages. Its 7 monthly lessons’ purpose is to identify and cultivate the participants’ personal timbre, by emphasizing on vocal techniques in order to create […]
by / Οκτώβριος 18, 2016 /In Santorini News

A Wine Tourism Award For Yannis Boutaris

On Friday, October 14th, the well-known wine maker and current mayor of Thessaloniki, Yannis Boutaris, was awarded at the Petros Nomikos Conference Center in Santorini, at a ceremony held in terms of the 1st International Wine Tourism Congress (IMIC 2016). The mayor of Thira underlined the importance of Yannis Boutaris’s initiative to found the first modern […]
by / Οκτώβριος 17, 2016 /In Santorini News

World Food Day

The World Food Day is celebrated each year on October 16th, in order to honour the founding date of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the UN, in 1945. The topic of nutrition and food production is preoccupying the majority of the population on our planet. You, however, as long as you are on […]
by / Οκτώβριος 16, 2016 /In Santorini News

Trouble In Tahiti

The well-known opera, and perhaps the “darkest” one among L. Bernstein’s musicals, that was first presented in public in 1952, is shown tonight at the Megaro Gyzi, by the opera team “The Medium Project”.  Through the play we follow a day in the life of a 1950’s middle-aged, American married couple that ended up living […]
by / Οκτώβριος 15, 2016 /In Santorini News

Vlychada And The Little Port

Today we suggest that you visit the dreamy beach of Vlychada. Either for swimming or simply walking along the beach, this place looks like it has come out of a science fiction movie. It’s located south of Perivolos and it’s going to enchant you with volcanic rocks all around it as well as an impressive […]
by / Οκτώβριος 12, 2016 /In Santorini News

Cave Houses

The oldest, yet most distinctive house construction type in Santorini is the famous cave houses. That simple form of establishment originally hosted ship crews and later on the less privileged islanders. A cave house is an oblong shaped building with an arched roof, sculpted in the caldera rock or the mainland area. The front part […]
by / Οκτώβριος 11, 2016 /In Santorini News

A Trip To Firostefani

Today we’ll be heading to Firostefani, a beautiful, small village that lies between Fira and Oia, basically joining those two areas with the wild beauty of the Santorinian landscape. Yoy may access this village either by driving through the main road or by walking the gorgeous, cobblestone trail that starts at Fira and provides a […]
by / Οκτώβριος 10, 2016 /In Santorini News

Mental Health World Day

In these hard times, our psychology is precious, since what we feel is reflected on our body. Today is the Mental Health World Day and Santorini is definitely one of the best places to relax and be rejuvenated at. A simple stroll anywhere on the island, whether that’s the unique dark beaches, the hiking trails with […]
by / Οκτώβριος 10, 2016 /In Santorini News