Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Blue Domed Church in Santorini, Greece

Greece is one of the most beautiful places in the world with lots of wonderful sites, one such site can be found in Oia, a small town in Santori, Greece, the Blue Domed Church. The huge volcanic explosion destroyed the town and probably caused the decline of the whole Minoan civilization.

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the town was a mariner’s town that flourished as a result of seaborne trade throughout the Mediterranean, particularly as part of the trade route between Russia and Alexandria. In 1890 Oia had approximately 2,500 residents and approximately 130 sailing ships.

If you’ve started a sightseeing list for your holiday in Santorini, it probably includes visiting some of the churches of Santorini. If not, it should. Santorini is full of stately churches that have stood for centuries, from various eras. Some are constructed with the traditional Cycladic architectural style that you will see all over the island: whitewashed, smooth, with bright blue domes. Others have German and French influences. Each of these churches has a story of its own and plays into the story of Santorini.

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