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Faros, the lighthouse PDF Print E-mail

The Faros or the lighthouse (as it is translated in English), was manufactured in 1892. from the French company of Lighthouses.  The square tower stands 10m high above the lighthouse keepers house.  It first worked, on 1892. with petroleum and its luminosity was 23 n.m.  During the 2nd World War, the light stayed dead, until 1945. when Hellinic Navy decided to reconstruct the lighthouse network.  On 1983. the Light supplied with electric power and operated as warded until 1988. when it completely automated.  It is now flashing a white light every 10 seconds and luminosity 24 n.m.  The junction just before Akrotiri leads to where Faros is.  The sunset viewed from stone wall around its countryard is one of the most beautiful on the island.


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    During the 7th Thessaloniki International Wine Competition (5-7 March 2007) in the framework of DETROP-OINOS exhibition, Santorini Wines received 13 awards.


    Among 683 samples from Greece, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Cyprus, France, Austria, Brasil, Mexico, and Canada wine experts have given:

    Grand Gold Award to
    Vinsanto 4 years aged,1999 vintage by Santowines


  • Magazine "Archaeometry", and BioEd Online articles are reporting that the roof paintings of a 2-level building in prehistoric Akrotiri site, have an extreem interest about the mathematical knowledge during the Bronze Age.