Another place ticked off my bucket list. We went for 5 days to Oia, a town on the cliffs on Santorini, a Greek Island. It promised to be everything I imagined.
I think of Oia; of the robust raven-black and red caldera, resting in deep blue water
A white washed garment is draped on its slopes, decorated with dots of cobalt blue,
At night time a veil of orange and red lays down on the shadows
The warm glow calming the mind and engulfing you in exotic dreams
I think of Oia; Impeccable views of masterly carved cubes appear around the corner when strolling the narrow, whimsically winding, stone step path ways. A breeze stirs the air while sunbathing on the terrace of a tavern. The taste of red wine, the sound of crispy bread, biting in the smooth, ripe tasty Greek olives while drinking in magical Oia
Fun facts of Santorini
- The official name of Santorini is Thira
- Ancient Greek Oia used to be where Kamari is now and was one of the harbours of Thera
- The island sits on a caldera of a massive vulcano
- In 1956 the island was destroyed by an earthquake
- Santorini is named after a small chapel of Santa Irene. It was given by venetian crusaders in the 13th century
- Because of the vulcanic nature of the island there are white, red and black beaches.
- There are about 15000 people living on Santorini (census 2011) on about 73 km2
- Santorini has a prominent wine and tomato industry
Oia is the most beautiful town and a paradise for photographers. So I had a fabulous time making these pictures.