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Santorini Island
Kamari PDF Print E-mail


Kamari was completely rebuilt after the 1956 earthquake and was the most important strategic point on the island after the decline of Acrotiri in ancient times.  Kamari, is a tourist hotspot situated on the southeast side of Santorini.  The area is famous for its beautiful beach extends all the way to Monolithos and for its green landscape.  On the beachfront you can find hotels, restaurants, bars and many shops that can please all tastes and budgets.  In Kamari also, every year, the Jazz Festival takes place, in the lovely atmosphere  of its outdoor cinema.    The official name of the village is "Episkopi Gonia" and took its name from the interesting church of Panaghia Episkopi which was built in 1100.    The best time to visit the church is on August 15th during the feast of the Virgin Mary when the church celebrates with a large festival.  Also, on September 24th the church Panagia Myrtidiotissa, celebrates  with festival where the food and the wine is plentiful. 

Population according to Census 2001: 1430


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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.