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Churches in Santorini

9 churches in Thira

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Agios Ioannis Apokefalistheis
Today, I want to talk about this small chapel, near Skaros. It's beautiful, and it's like a terrace to the sea. It was closed when I went and I could not find information anywhere. But it was beautiful, white with blue crosses, which defy the sky. If you go, you must go to the highest point of Skaros, for the view, and for this tiny little church and another located on the other side of the rock. They are beautiful!
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Churches of Santorini
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Santorini is one of the Greek islands of the Cyclades in the Aegean Sea. Along its coastline and in some places there are 400 churches and small chapels, most belonging to the Greek-Orthodox community. They are set apart by externally painted white walls and light blue domes, but some larger ones have light towers and an inside with Byzantine stained glass. Here are some examples so you can see what I´m talking about.
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Agios Theodori Church
This church is a classic icon of Santorini. I found it on the last day of stay in the island and the memory of his orange silhouette on one of the magical sunsets of Santorini always I will remain forever in the retina ....
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Monastery over the Sea
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You are on the road to Akrotiri Megalochori, halfway, next to some wineries that are called Boutary Winery. When you get to the wineries follow the stone path until you find some stairs very rudimentary facts caldera itself. I have to warn you that the descent is very steep because those steps go down to the sea. When you get to the first church, and there are no steps and have to follow a very narrow path through the undergrowth, sometimes no. When we went, it had rained for several days, and the water had washed the road downhill, so we had to go looking for it ourselves. It lasts about an hour and a half of decline. Think you have to lower the boiler completely. But worth it, and why we arrived and we could not swim, pq was very choppy sea and were scared to give us on the rocks. The view on the way down is lovely, lovely, lovely. And sit in the shade of the little church to rest, with the smell of the sea, when you get low is priceless. There is also a kind of fisherman's house abandoned, padlocked, and remains of fishing nets. Next to the church there were also traces of blue paint and pots of white, pq, yes in Santorini, there are more than 400 churches scattered throughout the island, are very present. All are immaculately painted and this although it is in the innermost corner, was no exception.
Churches in Thira
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Churches in Thira
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Churches in Thira
Churches in Thira
Churches in Thira