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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Night beat

Santorini’s nightlife is vibrant and vivid. Note that dining late is a natural habit in Greece; after admiring the beautiful sunset, unique and breathtaking, it’s time for a meal or snack at one of the oh so many cozy taverns or restaurants or fast food joints that are found around the island.
The variety is dazzling. You can enjoy Mediterranean fusion dishes, French haute-cuisine at extravagant, posh restaurants, or just grab a traditional souvlaki to go…
Entertainment will depend on what your mood desires. You can choose among beautiful little and quiet café, to relax and just observe the passers by, to more elaborate and extravagant fun like bouzouki clubs or night clubs playing international music. For those who are or feel young, there are clubs, bars, beach bars all over the island, where the night ends the next day…
There are clubs playing Greek folk or popular songs, known as bouzoukia, where someone can indulge in the world-famous Greek fun throwing flowers and dancing “syrtaki”. During summer months, a great number of bars and clubs, host parties and happenings bringing international DJs to play hip music.
Santorini provides entertainment for all tastes and budgets – for those young at heart and for singles to couples and families...for everyone!
Santorini has it all…and is ready to light up your night!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Hiking the Volcano

Hiking the Volcano
Santorini owes its existence to the volcanic activities.
Downhill Fira to Mesa Gialos village, either hike (~20minutes) or ride the donkeys that take you to the old port, or use the cable car. After reaching the port, embark on a boat to Nea Kammeni.
Follow the path that takes you to the rim of the craters. Continue stepping on the lava that has become stone. Dark colors dominate in the surroundings, except from the red flowers that grow here and resemble the red color of the lava.
From the top of the dome of little Kammeni -the oldest part of Nea Kammeni- gaze at the antithesis between the white at the rim of Santorini’s cliff and the dark rocks that surround you.
Hot Springs
Reaching at the top of the dome of George A’, which is the highest point of Nea Kammeni (127meters); you can see Palaia Kammeni. Between Palaia and Nea Kammeni, lie the Hot Springs, where the greenish waters, due to the sulfur, rise to a temperature of 30-35oC. The part of stoned lava, where steam is emitted, has a white and yellow color. In other parts, joined black stoned lava, raise in front of you as huge sponge. The colors vary from pale to dark.
Return to the bay from a discernible path, after an almost 1 hour walk amongst craters and lavas on a monument of special natural beauty.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

White aubergine with spices in sesame crust

  • 2 medium white aubergines of Santorini
  • ½ kilo flour (for all uses)
  • 4 tablespoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons pepper
  • 2 tablespoons sweet paprika
  • 2 tablespoons curry
  • 5 tablespoons white sesame
  • 5 tablespoons black sesame
  • 4 egg whites
  • 200ml crème

Peel and cut the aubergines in sticks (2cm thick). Beat the egg whites with the crème and deep the aubergine sticks in. Mix flour with salt, pepper, paprika, curry and sesame. Dry the aubergines and mix them with the flour mixture. Fry them in very hot oil, until they get a golden colour. Place them on kitchen paper to absorb the oil and serve. Accompany it with yogurt dip (yogurt, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, finely chopped mint).

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Summer events on Santorini

Kamari Sea Feast: takes place on August 15; 4-days festivities which include concerts on the beach, traditional bazaar at Panagia Episcopi.

Ifestia: festivities take place in Fira in mid-August and last 2-3 days. They include local customs reproductions (Santorinian wedding ceremony, music concerts, local traditional dances and figurative volcano explosion with fireworks).

Name Celebration Feasts: Each church on the island, on the day of the name celebration of its patron saint, throws a bazaar and according to custom the guests are served with local food and wine (14/09 Perissa, 17/09 Fira).

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

“The” walk : Hiking from Fira to Oia

It is imperative to do at least once the amazing itinerary from Fira to Oia on foot following the grim of the Caldera. Only in this way will you have experienced the absolute grandeur of the island! In Fira you should ask for the old path leading to Oia. Make sure you set off early in the morning to avoid the big heat, or in the evening so that you reach Oia in time for the sunset. It will take you about 2 hours to get there. You will pass by Catholika of Fira with the beautiful mansions at the tip of the grim. Walking down to the caldera you will meet the Catholic Cathedral. Going on towards FirostefaniImerovigli, you will see Agios Nikolaos and get to Skaros. Walk up to Theoskepasti, a picturesque little church. When getting to the asphalted road, there is an uphill leading to the Prophitis Elias chapel. From here you have the best view to the Caldera and the plain of Oia.
Scaros at sunset

Monday, September 06, 2010

Sunset in Santorini

These beautiful pictures beside the scenery for unforgettable holidays can become the place of your dream wedding.
The island of Santorini is a famous destination for weddings and many couples from all over the world arrive to the island to make their dream come true.
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Friday, September 03, 2010


One of the most beautiful villages of Santorini. A walk to Finikia will make you relax and a visit to Panagia Matrona will fill you up with energy. Walk along the vineyards and light a candle at the chapels Agia Kyriaki and Agios Konstantinos. Should you walk up to Kyra Panagia, you will find yourself gazing t the best sunset of your life! Strolling down towards the neighboring Baxedes region, you can visit the Paris Sigalas winery and relax drinking a glass of tasty wine.