Good morning, dear friends!
Daylight saving time is finished, so it is time to set your clocks back today!
This morning at 04.00 am, you should remember to set your watch back to 03.00 am. The good news is that we gained an extra hour of sleep, but in the afternoon it gets dark an hour earlier. The clock in Greece will continue showing this time until the end of March, when the clocks will be adjusted forward one hour again.
In case you have a flight or boat to catch, be careful!
… Celebration of 28 October
Many events are scheduled for today in memory of the Second World War victims.
The church bells will ring at 07.30 while schoolchildren will lay wreaths at the Heroes memorial later. In the central churches, you can attend services and then the parade will follow (at 11.00).
In Fira, where the largest parade is held, students from the schools, Air Force soldiers and the local Cretan and Pontiac Associations with their impressive traditional costumes will participate. The Philharmonic Orchestra will accompany the parade with marches.
After the events, you can enjoy a glass of local wine in Fira, where you will have the opportunity to stroll and go shopping. If you want to eat lunch at one of the fine restaurants of the island, make your reservations early, through your reception, because many people will opt to have lunch in a restaurant.
… Free entrance to archaeological sites
Santorini is one of the rare places that reflects history of at least 3,500 years in just 70 square kilometers. The archaeological sites and museums of the island are among the most internationally acclaimed and entrance is free today.
So you can visit the modern Museum of Prehistoric Thera that hosts some of the stunning findings from the archaeological site of Akrotiri. The Archaeological Museum, the archaeological site of Ancient Thera and Akrotiri are also open today.
… Excavations in Thirasia
The Citizens of Oia Cultural Association organizes a presentation of the archaeological excavations at Koimisi, Thirassia, which is the new important Aegean prehistoric site.
Two archaeologists will speak: Mrs. Iris Tzahili, Professor at the University of Crete, and Mr. Kostas Sbonias, Associate Professor of the Ionian University.
Ms. Tzahili will talk about the settlement of Koimisi in Thirasia, during the prehistoric Aegean time, while Mr. Sbonias will refer to the volcanic environment and prehistoric habitation in Thirassia.
The talks are in Greek and take place at Panigirospito, Oia, opposite St George church at 17.30. Entrance is free.
Beach & Weather Report
Another bright and clear October day is here on the beautiful island of Santorini, as the wind clears the atmosphere. Around us, you can observe many islands such as Folegandros, Sikinos and the nearest Ios, just north. You can also see Amorgos, with Anhydrous islet in front and on the east lies Anafi.
Today we recommend Koloumbos, one of the nudists’ favourite, which grows and shrinks depending on month of the year. The impressive rock behind the beach provides natural shade to the visitors and a wonderful background for photos.