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Have you ever been to Santorini?

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Coastline of Greece is 13.676 km (!) long and this small country at the eastern of the Mediterranean Sea has over 2000 islands... Greeks islands could be devided into those of the Ionean sea and the Aegean Sea Islands. The Aegean Sea islands are further divided into the Cycladic Islands, the Dodecanese Islands, the Argosaronic Islands, the Norteasten Aegean Islands and of course the biggest island of Greece, Crete .

Oia, village of Santorini Island

Did you know...
that according to popular tradition, the nine stripes of the Greek flag represent the nine syllables of the phrase "Έλευθερία ή Θάνατος" ("Freedom or Death", " E-lef-the-ri-a i Tha-na-tos"). The five blue stripes for the syllables "Έλευθερία" and the four white stripes "ή Θάνατος".

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Perivolos Black beach....full with people....full of to the crystal clean Aegean Sea waters & under the hot Greek sun! I really miss the fun I had there. It is a beach at the eastern side of the wonderful Santorini Island. But for all those who have not heard before of Santorini, I would like to make here a small introducction....
Santorini Island
Santorini is hailed as the most beautiful island of the Aegean and one of the most gorgeous spots on the planet. Unique on every way: awesome landscape, cosmopolitan atmosphere, fascinating history, high quality services and idiosyncrasies in its everyday existence-quirks of custom or experience that you can only enjoy if you know the secrets of its lifestyle.
The moment you reach the island of Santorini you feel as if the power of the volcano has touched everything with a unique aura. Every corner of the Santorini has its own history and mystery and the whole island breathes a romantic atmosphere, that you cannot find somewhere else.
The caldera's sublime beauty has moved poets like Nobel Literature Winner Odysseas Elytis to compose odes of exaltation and transported more prosaic admirers to hyperbole and tears.
Out of the bowels of the thunder you came
Shuddering with the irresolut clouds
Stone of bitterness, tempered, arrogant
Where hope is carved out of the deep secrets of your heart
With fire, with lava, with smoke
With words that illumine the infinite
You brought Forth the voice of the day
You felt the joy of creation
You surged into the world, firstborn
Born into the purple, risen majestic form of foam.
Odysseas Elytis Winner of Nobel of Literature, 1979