Torch Relay in Santorini - The Holly Flame
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 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.