Good morning, dear friends!

After 250 days of vacation, 235 days with sun, 2,000 ship arrivals,  3,000,000 visitors, 100,000 new bottles of champagne, 5,000
honeymooners, 3,000 hours of sunbathing, 500 new friends, 10,000 new readers και 100,000,000 new photos from Santorini, it is time to say goodbye…. for a little while!
Have a great winter from us all who live in the island where it is always summer!

 


…Greek Seas, a Photographic Journey In Time

If you are flying to the capital, then you can admire a special photographic journey down memory lane in a unique photographic journey through Greece in the past. The Athens International Airport hosts the exhibition Greek Seas, A photographic journey in time through the Benaki Museum Photographic Archives. The photographs presented are divided into four chronological sections and they investigate the way in which Greek photographers and their foreign colleagues who visited or lived in the country for long periods of time, approached and interpreted the Greek seas from the mid-19th century until the late 1970s.

At Exhibition Area “Art & Culture”, Arrivals level – Exit 1. The entrance is free. We are sure you will be moved by it!

 

Trail Perissa – Ancient Thera

Duration: 1 – 1 ½ hours

Today the weather favours trekking, so we recommend a trail that many trekkers in Santorini enjoy. It is the trail that leads to the archaeological site of Ancient Thera which is open from 08.00 – 15.00 Tuesday to Sunday. So, it’s a good idea to start early in order to visit the site.

The path goes uphill (unless you leave your car at Ancient Thera, if you come from Kamari). It starts at the end of the paved road at the foot of the mountain, where there is a red sign “Ancient Thera” and it is of no significant difficulty. On your way uphill, the trail forks to the right leading to the small church Panagia Katefiani, protected under a huge rock. There are climbing fields there! The views are sweeping and the traveler can rest for a while in the shade and enjoy absolute serenity. There are climbing fields there too.

Then back to the main trail, surrounded by oregano bushes. After a while, you will notice old traces of excavations and, in a short distance from the top, an ancient cemetery has been unearthed. It is the area where a beautiful statue of a girl (“Kori”) was discovered in 2000, which is now in the laboratories of the Museum of Prehistoric Thera, but cannot be visited.

TIP:

You need plenty of water, a hat and sunscreen and there is no shade throughout the trail.

 

Beach & Weather Report

October says goodbye with pleasant weather and almost no wind. What a great day to enjoy our island and visit the beautiful villages and the warm black sandy beaches.

The sea is calm and you can go for a dip in the refreshing water in whichever beach you choose. We suggest our all time favourite Vlychada. The impressive relief, the lunar landscape and the black beach give particular colour to your snaps, especially during evening hours when the sun sets.