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Santorini Island
Vothonas PDF Print E-mail

Vothonas is a small rock village.  Architecturally, is the strangest village on Santorini and just for that reason worth a vist.  Leading off it, a tangle of paths climb up to the houses, a complex of network of open and closed excavations, a unique and untouched architectural complex.  As the coastal villagers did with the Caldera, so the people of the interior dug their houses into rocky walls of a ravine long.  The village has a small church built inside a cave worth seeing.  Another interesting place is the church of St. Anna which is the oldest in the village and it was built in 1827.  The carved wooden screen is decorated with scenes from the Old Testament and it is very impressive.


Population according to Census 2001: 671


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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.