50 shades of Santorini

Beyond the classic Greek blue and white skyline, Santorini is an island of burnt orange and blood red, royal purple and butter yellow, electric green and pastel pink. - Inspired by BBC Travel article by Amanda Ruggeri
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Esperas in Σαντορίνη, Κυκλάδες

Where else but Esperas in can you get a view like that every single night.

A less crowded spot to watch the sun drop is from the harbor of Amoudi, located 1km down a steep, winding path from Oia. From here, you can drink local wine, dine on fresh fish and watch as the light sets both the Aegean and the red cliffs above aglow. It's the perfect place to make a toast to Santorini - and to the volcano that made it the striking, colorful place it is today.  http://esperas-santorini.com/   #santorini #oia #sunsets #greece

Amoudi Harbour Santorini Island, below Oia town Photo:Amanda Ruggeri

A rainbow of color:   Just as surreal as the crater is Santorini's rainbow of colours; even its cliffs, made up of layers of volcanic rock and soil, are banded with bright hues. Yes, Santorini is an island of the classic Greek blue and white variety - but with a bit of exploring, it's easy to see a place of burnt orange and blood red, royal purple and butter yellow, electric green and pastel pink. (Amanda Ruggeri)  http://esperas-santorini.com/  #santorini #color #greece

Beyond the classic Greek blue and white skyline, Santorini is an island of burnt orange and blood red, royal purple and butter yellow, electric green and pastel pink.

With its uninterrupted view west, Oia is the island's most popular place to take in the Aegean sunset's festival of color. The show is so popular, in fact, that each summer evening the town's streets fill with camera-toting visitors ready to capture the spectacle. But even before the sky lights up with fluorescent oranges and pinks, Oia itself turns a peach hue, bringing out the oranges in the volcanic rocks of the cliffs below.  http://esperas-santorini.com/  #santorini #oia #sunsets…

Beyond the classic Greek blue and white skyline, Santorini is an island of burnt orange and blood red, royal purple and butter yellow, electric green and pastel pink.

It wasn't only the Minoans who may have drawn inspiration from the island's palette. Today's residents employ a range of colors, too. While many of the island's buildings are white, others, like those shown here in Oia, range from robin's-egg blue to salmon-pink.  http://esperas-santorini.com/  #santorini #oia #color #greece

Beyond the classic Greek blue and white skyline, Santorini is an island of burnt orange and blood red, royal purple and butter yellow, electric green and pastel pink.

Before the 1600BC eruption, Santorini was home to the thriving Bronze Age city of Akrotiri. The eruption, however, spewed out a 30km-high column of ash and rock, entombing the city  - and preserving a rare glimpse into the everyday life, art and industry of the Minoans. The preserved frescoes are surprisingly colorful, and playful - including this scene of monkeys in reds, yellows and blues.   http://esperas-santorini.com/  #santorini #history #minoan #greece

Museum of Prehistoric Thira, Akrotiri, Santorini Island, Greece / Bronze Age Minoan Culture Photo:Amanda Ruggeri

A beach for every color - Even Santorini's beaches come in a variety of hues. In fact, a glance at a map looks like a passage from a Dr Seuss book: Red Beach, White Beach, Black Beach. The pebbles and sand come from hardened lava, and the colors vary depending on which geological layer has been exposed. The hue of the massive rocks at Red Beach, shown here, in the island's southwest, comes from iron deposits.  http://esperas-santorini.com/  #santorini #beach #greece #color

Beyond the classic Greek blue and white skyline, Santorini is an island of burnt orange and blood red, royal purple and butter yellow, electric green and pastel pink.

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