Category Archives: Santorini island news

The 13th collective art exhibition “Wine and Vineyard”, in Oia

“Wine and Vineyard” is the theme of this year’s collective art exhibition, that will be presented by 25 artists working in Santorini, at the “Panigirospito” exhibition hall, in Oia. The selection of the theme was made to highlight the specificity, beauty and historical value of the Santorini’s vineyard through an artistic approach and view. The […]

The festival of St. Matrona on Friday at Finikia

On October 20, the Church celebrates the memory of St. Matrona of Chios (also called “Saint Matrona Chiopolitida”). On the eve of the feast, on October 19, after the vesper at the church of Saint Matrona Chiopolitida in Finikia, Oia, one of the most beautiful traditional festivals of Santorini takes place. The old kanaves (the undergroud wineries […]

New finds at the Akrotiri excavations on Santorini

New important finds have come to light during the on going excavations at the prehistoric settlement of Akrotiri on Santorini, according to the Greek Ministry of Culture and Sports. In the interior of an important building, probably a public one, known by the conventional name “House of Desks”, near the spot where the exquisite golden […]

Kaspersky Lab supports the Akrotiri Excavations

Kaspersky Lab has been offering, since 2015, significant support to the excavation taking place at Akrotiri in Santorini. The Lab finances among others: – the study of fixing the buildings that have already come to light – the additional excavation in the archaeological site – the restoration of one of the frescoes already found in […]

A motorcycle procession for a good purpose

The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride (DGR) a motorcycle fund-raising event, was successfully organised for the 3rd consecutive year in Santorini on Sunday, September 30, 2018, with the participation of 46 motorcycles. Classic motorcycles with their riders were “present” at the annual global meeting to raise awareness of prostate cancer issues and promote male health in general. The […]

Santorini honors the great archaeologist Spyros Marinatos

The bust of Spyros Marinatos, the remarkable archaeologist who, in 1967, brought to light the great prehistoric settlement of Akrotiri, finally adorns the archaeological site of Akrotiri. The unveiling of the bust was made in an emotional atmosphere on Sunday, September 30, by the Mayor of Thera, Nikos Zorzos in the presence of many residents […]

Photography exhibition “1/2 one” – An innovative approach of the stone-lighthouses in Greece

Kostas Ntanis, photographer and director announces his solo photography exhibition “½ one” in “Oia Vineyart” from September 21 to October 21, 2018. For his current exhibition, Ntanis presents forty photographs from his two-year project “½ one”, of twenty-three stone-built lighthouses around Greece. Night shots of these lighthouses have not been presented to the public before. This new vision […]

Final countdown for the Volcanoes Festival 2018!

We are just one day before the volcanoes festival (Ifestia Festival) of 2018, with the main fireworks event expected to start tomorrow, the 15th of September 2018, at 20:30. The previous years the show lasted for about 40 minutes, with visitors from all over the world gathered in the cliff-side of Fira to enjoy the […]

Atlantis Exhibition by Aerienirti at the Santorini Arts Factory

The Santorini Arts Factory (SAF) in Vlychada proudly presents the exhibition of Aerienirti-Irini Drossou, called ”ATLANTIS”. The exhibition will run from 14 September to 7 October | Opening: 14/09/2018 at 19:30 ‘ATLANTIS’ myth or today’s reality? A past that insists on the future and demands to become reality. Inconceivable its beauty, shakes its intransigence. Through the evolution […]

Three awards for Greece at the Condé Nast Traveller Awards

With two major distinctions and three awards in total, Greece triumphed at the annual Condé Nast Traveller 21st Readers’ Awards 2018 ceremony, held in London. More specifically, Greece won: The 1st  place in the “Best Islands / Favorite Islands” category The 1st place and top prize of the “The World’s Top 100”, having earned the […]