27 facts about Santorini

21.The highest peak of Santorini is Profitis Ilias, with a height of 567 m.

The name of the peak comes from the monastery built in 1712 at its peak. The monastery suffered a bit during the earthquake in 1956. However, it is still inhabited by the monks running the local museum.

The museum has a rich collection of icons and bibles in various editions. Some of them are rewritten by hand. The monks also produce wine, run a shoe workshop and make candles.

22.The old Theotokaki church was built in the 10th century in the town of Pyrgos.

Renovated in 1663, it is notable for its carved wooden icon screen and its old, characteristic architecture. The church boasted a Holy Icon once, but it was stolen in 1983.

The town of Pyrgos is situated on a hill. There are ruins of an old Venetian castle built on the summit.

23.On the top of the Mesa Vouno mountain are the ruins of the ancient city of Thera.
The city was inhabited in the 9th century BC. Archeologists discovered the Temple of Dionysus, the Sanctuary of Apollo, and Ancient Thera's cemetery there.
24.The town of Oia is the most photographed place on the island.
Here can find the church of St. Nicholas, patron of fishermen, and the famous windmill.
25.The wealthiest city of Santorini is Oia, which, together with Fira, presents undoubted splendor and wealth.
The picturesque view of Oia is captivating with marble roads, beautifully decorated houses, and a whole lot of other elements of architecture and landscape. Oia owes its beauty to the captains of ships who built their stately homes and led prosperous lives.
26.Santorini is also known for its beautiful sunsets, some tourists come here mainly for this reason.
27.Excellent local wines are produced there, primarily from the assyrtiko variety.
Vine bushes are low pruned and grown without supports in the dry volcanic-ash-rich soil.

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