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Unique Traditions, Places and Tastes of Santorini
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The vineyard of ‪‎Santorini‬ is believed to be the world’s oldest. The vines are grown low on the soil in the “kouloura” method, woven into continuous circles to form a basket (about 75 years of age!) for protection from the strong winds and harsh summer sun. The nutrients of the volcanic soil pass through several meters of vine to finally reach the grapes, thus giving it its unique characteristics.

The vineyard of ‪‎Santorini‬ is believed to be the world’s oldest. The vines are grown low on the soil in the “kouloura” method, woven into continuous circles to form a basket (about 75 years of age!) for protection from the strong winds and harsh summer sun. The nutrients of the volcanic soil pass through several meters of vine to finally reach the grapes, thus giving it its unique characteristics.

Easter Great Week (Megali Evdomada) local traditions are tiedly involved with smells and tastes. All day long, bakeries of all villages of Santorini and housewives are cooking pies, easter-cookies and "melitinia".

Easter Great Week (Megali Evdomada) local traditions are tiedly involved with smells and tastes. All day long, bakeries of all villages of Santorini and housewives are cooking pies, easter-cookies and "melitinia".

Easter time: Holy "Good" Friday at Pyrgos village!

Easter time: Holy "Good" Friday at Pyrgos village!

Be part of Santorini's Easter magic at Hara's houses!

Be part of Santorini's Easter magic at Hara's houses!

Stuffed zucchini, another yummy Santorinian dish!

Stuffed zucchini, another yummy Santorinian dish!

Santorinian products local road shop :-)

Santorinian products local road shop :-)

Another amazing product from the Santorinian soil, the white eggplant!

Another amazing product from the Santorinian soil, the white eggplant!

The Santorinian fava is unique because it comes from a different variety of fava bean.

The Santorinian fava is unique because it comes from a different variety of fava bean.

Caper is always present in every real Santorinian dish.

Caper is always present in every real Santorinian dish.

Easter "Great" Friday at Pyrgos village. Thousands of aluminium cans stuffed with flammable materials, placed on the roofs and everywhere around the village and the Venetian castle are lit up, creating an evocative and thrilling atmosphere with a highly spiritual ambience.

Easter "Great" Friday at Pyrgos village. Thousands of aluminium cans stuffed with flammable materials, placed on the roofs and everywhere around the village and the Venetian castle are lit up, creating an evocative and thrilling atmosphere with a highly spiritual ambience.


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Plan your holidays and visit Greece during the Orthodox Easter!!

Plan your holidays and visit Greece during the Orthodox Easter!!

Good Friday is the day of the Epitaph.  Under a solemn atmosphere, a procession starts from each church carrying the Epitaph, people singing a religious lament hymn, holding candles.

Good Friday is the day of the Epitaph. Under a solemn atmosphere, a procession starts from each church carrying the Epitaph, people singing a religious lament hymn, holding candles.

The Ifestia Festival (Volcano Festival)  takes place in the island of Santorini every August in commemoration of the island caldera. It includes a ceremony of figurative volcanic eruptions through synthesized images, sounds, and fireworks. The festival also includes traditional dancing, music, and food.

The Ifestia Festival (Volcano Festival) takes place in the island of Santorini every August in commemoration of the island caldera. It includes a ceremony of figurative volcanic eruptions through synthesized images, sounds, and fireworks. The festival also includes traditional dancing, music, and food.

Be part of Santorini's Easter magic at Hara's houses!

Be part of Santorini's Easter magic at Hara's houses!

Easter traditions. On Holy (or Great) Thursday preparations begin when the traditional Easter bread, “tsoureki” is baked, and eggs are dyed red. Red is the color of life as well as a representation of the blood of Christ shed on the Cross and the hard shell of the egg symbolises the sealed Tomb of Christ.

Easter traditions. On Holy (or Great) Thursday preparations begin when the traditional Easter bread, “tsoureki” is baked, and eggs are dyed red. Red is the color of life as well as a representation of the blood of Christ shed on the Cross and the hard shell of the egg symbolises the sealed Tomb of Christ.

Easter Holidays 2015 special at Hara's houses!

Easter Holidays 2015 special at Hara's houses!

Pyrgos, Santorini. Travel. » Destination Wedding Photographer Chris Spira | Creative Wedding Documentary and Portrait Photography

Pyrgos, Santorini. Travel. » Destination Wedding Photographer Chris Spira | Creative Wedding Documentary and Portrait Photography

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