Santorini - Firostefani Settlement live camSantorini, view of Nea Kameni and Akrotiri, what many historians believe to be the lost city of Atlantis

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    • 4 weeks ago
    • Neil

    C'mon Joanna, with all these people on Skyline how can you feel lonely.

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    • 1 month ago
    • Joanna Pease

    Just discovered that lovely looking hotel in the foreground is couples only, so as a seriously single person I wouldn't be able to go there. Things like that just make me feel so lonely.

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    • 2 months ago
    • Sharron Reynolds

    Wow! it sounds very windy today.

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    • 3 months ago
    • Audrey Mason

    Hi Sharron, no worries, can't imagine a spring of 30 degrees and then summer after it!

    When I read East London I immediately thought of you being in the UK then I read on.

    Take care and good luck with the humidity - wouldn't do for me, I've experienced it now and again in Florida but that's just a brief taste.

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    • 3 months ago
    • Sharron Reynolds

    Hi Audrey. Sorry for the delay in replying. We are in East London on the east coast of South Africa. It is spring here but the temperatures are around 30 degrees today. Heaven forbid what summer will be like. We also have a fair amount of humidity which exhausts me. Wishing you a happy day. :)

  • avatar
    • 3 months ago
    • Audrey Mason

    Hi Sharron, I'm in Co. Durham. Where are you?

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    • 3 months ago
    • Sharron Reynolds

    Hi Audrey ... we love travelling to the UK but with the exchange rate it is just so pricey for us at around 18 rand to the pound. We exactly are you? Take care and have a great day.

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    • 3 months ago
    • Audrey Mason

    Hi Sharron, from here in the north east of England - I can't imagine the sun shining all year!
    There is one particular church with a blue roof which is always on publicity to do with the Greek islands and as I'd done a water colour painting as a present I really wanted to find it.
    I asked an artist on a path in Thira and pointed to it on his painting so he told me where I'd find it and funnily enough it was almost right above where I was in the Valius district.
    The other year when we were there it was very busy, a lot of Japanese tourists.

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    • 3 months ago
    • Sharron Reynolds

    Hi Audrey ... my sentiments exactly. This is an absolutely beautiful island. We spent such a wonderful holiday there some years back and wish we could go back. This comes from South Africa where the sun shines virtually every day of the year. :)

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    • 5 months ago
    • Audrey Mason

    Hi Lynda if it's at all possible then I can recommend going, we've been several times and the sunsets are amazing as is the absolute beauty in this area.

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    • 5 months ago
    • Lynda Eisler

    Oh my, now there are birds chirping like crazy! All this beauty and sound too - wish I could see and hear these things in person.

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    • 5 months ago
    • Lynda Eisler

    Finally heard something besides the wind - church bells were pealing just before 7 a.m. cam time. A little early for those who like to sleep in on a Sunday morning. LOL

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    • 5 months ago
    • Kevin Casillo

    Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh a taste of paradise. Exferisto agapi mou.........

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    • 5 months ago
    • Anne

    This is lovely watching three large cruise ships just stopping to take in the views of this beautiful place

Santorini - Firostefani Settlement

The town of Ancient Thira, was built on the hill Mesa Vuno and founded by the Dorian colonists during the 8th century B.C.., it domains the southeast coast of the Island of Thira and, since its foundation and until the end of antiquity, was the civil, administrative and religious center of the city state of Thira.

Firostefani is the old village north from Fira characterized by traditional villages, the view of the capital city, the sea and the volcano. Its name means 'Crown of Fira' due to the altitude of the location in relation to the rest Fira.

Caldera is called the territorial cavity formed when the part of a volcanic cone recedes; the most characteristic Caldera in Greece is the one of Santorini Island which was formed around 1613 B.C. due to the Minoan eruption that took place.

The outline of the Caldera of Santorini is formed from the Islands of Santorini, Aspronisi and Therasia. The diameter of the Caldera of Santorini reaches 16 Km which classifies it as the largest Caldera on Earth.

The Villa Ilias Hotel is situated in one of the best locations of the island. From an altitude of 300 m anyone can admire the Caldera, the volcano and the unique and amazing sunset.

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