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 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.

Even Santorini's white buildings have pops of colour, displayed on the trim, on a gate or on a doorway, as shown here in Emporio, a lovely town 12km south of Thira  http://esperas-santorini.com/  #emporio #greece #santorini #thira

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


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