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Easter In Santorini

If you have ever visited Greece during spring, then you will know that it is a beautiful time of year. The mild winter has allowed flowers to reach full boom and vibrant bougainvillea, geraniums and night jasmine bring a richness of colour and aromas to the towns and villages. A sense of renewal and optimism pervades and on the islands it is the time to whitewash the little houses and prepare for the most important religious festival.

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The Santorini Wedding 'Experience'

 

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VOLCANIC ENERGY FOR YOUR CHAKRAS

As you wander around Santorini, you are sure to have come across some really beautiful jewellery pieces made from black lava stones. You may not know that since the beginning of time the stones have been used as adornments, making use of the island’s abundance of volcanic rock. But, apart from being so pretty, what we love about these black stones is that they have been widely recognised for their healing properties because of the volcanic energy which they are said to possess. 

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THE VINE OF LIFE

The next time you sit on the terrace sipping a crisp, local wine waiting to hear the sizzle of the sunset as it dissolves into the horizon, just think  that you are tasting the joys of an ancient fruit and an island tradition. Wine has been produced in Santorini since the days of antiquity, but it wasn’t until the middle ages that it became a major export under Venetian rule. Its high alcohol levels meant that the wine could endure months at sea without spoiling.

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TARAMOSALATA

As we are heading to the heart of the winter, today we share with you a favorite winter recipe from our island, the “taramosalata”. Villagers around the island convene with their families and beloved people the winter nights, the householder cooks the salad, ideal to warm them in the severe cold, and sitting around the table they share the small tragedies and comedies of the day.

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The Santorinean Rock-hewn buildings

"If according to Le Corbusier, architecture is the wise, right and wonderful game of assembled volumes under the light, then in the old settlements of Santorini you have one of the most authentic revelations of the power of architecture's creation.

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The Santorinean Sea Captains’ Houses

Part of Santorini’s cultural heritage architecture is its prestigious sea captains’ houses. The severe earthquake that happened in 1965 destroyed a large part of them still preserve and restoration efforts have been made to creatively exploit these beautiful buildings and revive their bold story.

A glimpse into their interior is rather entrancing:

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The most beautiful church of the world in Santorini

Dedicated to the Holy Seven Sleepers of Ephesus, the church is situated inside a cave at Mouzakia beach near the port of Armeni, Oia.

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5 Peculiar Unique Things About Santorini

1)    Santorini is one of the first places around the world where the word “Babymoon” appeared.  “Babymoon” represents the period before the baby’s arrival when the couple travels to make the most out of their time as a couple.

 

2)    At Oia’s Kastro, or in other words at the “Sunset Meeting Point”, you are going to experience a unique sunset event.

 

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