Take a your time to see the breathtaking beauty of Santorini from a whole new perspective.. ..So grab you camera, good mood, a hat, some sport shoes, and prepare for some amazing views and join Santorini Photo Safari- tour!
Kamari Santorini: Kamari is a famous beach resort of
Santorini situated 10 km southeast of Fira, the island's capital. Quite similar
to the landscape of Perissa, the beach is covered by black sand while on the
left side of the beach is an enormous rock called Mesa Vouno that rises from
the sea. The area is extremely attractive, especially at night when the rock
shines in the dark.
Akrotiri Lighthouse is among the oldest lighthouses in this part of the world
and was constructed way back in 1892. It stands like a sentinel on the southern
peninsula of Santorini island.
stands like a sentinel towards the on the southern peninsula of Santorini
island. The lighthouse of Akrotiri is conspicuous by its square shaped tower
that looms above 10 meters from the lighthouse warden's house. Initially, the
lighthouse was operated by petrol fuel. But with the introduction of
electricity in the year 1988, it has been operated electronically and
reportedly emits a radiant white light at intervals of 20 seconds. According to
historical records, the Akrotiri Lighthouse was built by a renowned French
trading company in the year 1892. The peripheral area surrounding the
lighthouse is replete with vestiges of the Minoan period which is regarded by
many scholars as the high water mark of the Aegean culture and civilization.
The best time to visit the Akrotiri Lighthouse is during sunset. The view of
the red molten ball dipping into the azure blue Aegean Sea makes for a
The sunset viewed
from the stone wall around its countryard is one of the most beautiful on the
Ammoudi, old port in Santorini,
is a tiny charming port with a very small beach in the caldera at the foot of
the village of Oia (it is located some 200 steps below Oia) with clear blue
green water which get deep just after a few steps (something that families wiht
children should cautious about). Ammoudi Thanks to its scenic enviroment with
the imposive colorful volcanic rocks shadowind the sea it attracks many
Take a your time to
see the breathtaking beauty of Santorini from a whole new perspective.. So grab
you camera ,a hat, some good shoes and a
water bottle and prepare for some amazing views.
Skaros Rock - Walking the medieval fortress was one of the five fortified settlements and the
most important one. The rock was inhabited in medieval times, because the
fortress constructed there offered protection from pirates. The original castle, known as ‘Epano Kastro’ (Upper castle
in Greek) or 'La Roka' was built in the later Byzantine years by the Venetian
Giacomo Barozzi. The first Duke of Naxos Marco Sanudo gave Santorini to Giacomo
Barozzi in the year of 1207. A whole settlement was built around and below Epano Kastro,
the 'Kasteli' of Skaros. The densely populated Catholic settlement had 200
houses, and to reach its walls required at least half an hour’s walk. At the
top of the rock hung a large bell, to warn inhabitants of imminent pirate
The promontory at Skaros has been shaken repeatedly by
strong earthquakes. Historical sources say that earthquakes during the
eruptions of 1650, 1701 to 1711, and 1866 to 1870 caused considerable damage.
The Venetian noble families that lived there decided to leave after the
eruptions of 1707 to 1711.
Skaros was the capital of Santorini until the 18th century,
although evacuation of Skaros started at the beginning of the 17th century. The
rich Roman Catholics who had once lived there had moved to the town of Fira,
abandoning the castle for a lower flatter level with access to the sea.