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Torch Relay in Santorini - The Holly Flame PDF Print E-mail

The Olympic Torch Relay takes place before the big celebration of the Olympic Games, while the Olympic flame is the primary symbol of the Olympic ideal, noble competition, friendship and peaceful coexistence.

The objective of the ATHENS 2004 Torch Relay was to give to the Olympic flame the possibility to light the universal values of Olympism and to touch people?s hearts. The entire world got to know Greece, by uniting the municipalities with sports and culture.

In Santorini the Flame arrived on  14 July 2004.
The reception ceremony was held in Fira, overlooking the Caldera, the bay left by the crater of volcano.

The light of the FlameThe Torchbearers 

The  light of the Flame in Santorini.                                 The Torchbearers of Santorini
In the background, the volcano.                                                 around the Flame

On 13 August, the Flame reached it?s final destination, the Athens Olympic Stadium for the  Opening Ceremony of the ATHENS 2004 Olympic Games.


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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.