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Santorini Island
The ancient Thira PDF Print E-mail
During the archaic season (7th and 6th century B.C.) Fira is being linked with Crete and Paros initially, later with Attica, Corinthus, Rhodes and Ionia. This relation, however remain surface, without be able to influence effectively the structure of conservative society of residents and alter the cultural life of the island. Frugal as they are, stays satisfy with what they get from the fertile ground of their island and they avoid the marine "adventures".
From the 6th aj. B.C. Fira creates her own currency. Two dolphins were the official emblem of the island (decoration). In the years of the Persian Wars the mint of Fira closed and open again when the  Athenian hegemony in the Aegean ended, around that is to say in the means of 4th century B.C. During the Peloponnesian War, as it was logical, Fira supported Sparta. In the Hellenistic years the strategic place of the island in the Aegean was in appreciated particularly by the Ptolemy. The natural fortification of Mesa Vouno (In Mountain) and its framework by two sandy beaches, suitable for anchorage, made Fira precious naval and military base for the martial enterprises of Successors in the Aegean.

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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.