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... why most houses are white painted in Kyklades? PDF Print E-mail
The white colour embedded in the plaster of old ruins remind us of the era before the widespread whitewashed surfaces of today.  It was imposed as a common Greek vernacular trademark and it characterizes all the Cyclades.
The frequent use of white in the buildings is an attribute that originated as a cheap method for disinfecting and sun protection. Also, the necessity for protection, from all kinds of plague that submerged the older seasons the world (cholera, typhus, etc) made them use the white color.
Today, especially in Santorini, the white color, comes in admirer opposition with blacks and rugged rocks that frame the island, causing unusual awe and tenderness, greatness and beauty feelings.


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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.