Monday, May 13, 2013

Fira - Santorini - GREECE

Santorini is one of those places you feel you already know even before you visit it because of all the stories you hear from friends and family who went there on a passing cruise - Thira or Fira is the main and most visited city and, according to my mother it is a beautiful place, but very crowded (I can only imagine the mayhem in summer). This postcards took 12 days to arrive!

Fira - Santorini - GREECE

Fira - Santorini - GREECE

Fira is a city of white-washed houses built on the edge of the 400 m high caldera on the western edge of the semi-circular island of Thera. The two main museums of interest are the Santorini Archeological Museum, 30 m east of the cable car entrance, and the Museum of Prehistoric Thera at the southeast corner of the White Orthodox Cathedral (with the Greek name meaning Metamorphosis), built on the site of the Ypapanti Church, destroyed in the 1956 earthquake. The central square of Fira is called Plateia Theotokopoulou. The narrow paths, lined with all kinds of souvenir shops, jewelry shops, and restaurants linking the upper cable car terminal and the central square, are packed with tourists during the summer seasons.



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