Author Archives: Eleni Konstantinidou

5 villages you have to visit when in Santorini

Reading through our pages you may have realised that Santorini has much more to offer than just black sanded beaches and sunset views. One of the most important things to do while you are on the island is to visit the different traditional settlements, walk along paths of another era and discover unique corners built […]

Greece is – Wine

After 6 more than interesting issues, ‘Greece is” introduces Wine. We are very excited to see Santorini after page 121 and even more suggestions on where to try the best wines on the island in page 173! An issue solely dedicated to the nectar of the gods, Greek Wine. Unearth its rich heritage, best-kept secrets, top indigenous varieties, […]

Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice 2016: Santorini is voted 2nd in the world, 1st in Europe

Santorini island is awarded once more from TripAdvisor members. This time, as 2nd island in the world, 2 places higher than last year. In a quick description about Santorini, TripAdvisor quotes: “Even if you’ve never been to this Cyclades island in the Aegean Sea, you’d still recognize it immediately – candy-colored houses carved into cliffs, […]

UO-led expedition probes undersea magma system

A team of University of Oregon scientists is home after a month-long cruise in the eastern Mediterranean, but this was no vacation. The focus was the plumbing system of magma underneath the island of Santorini, formed by the largest super-volcanic eruption in the past 10,000 years. The expedition — led by UO geologists Emilie Hooft […]

Excellent rating for the Vinsanto of Estate Argyros

The Vinsanto of 1991 crop by Estate Argyros was rated with an excellent 97 out of 100 by Mark Squires on behalf of the Wine Advocate (Robert Parker). This leading Vinsanto was bottled in 2011, after a twenty year stay in barrels. It is consisted of 80% Assyrtiko, 10% Athiri and 10% Aidani varieties. The […]

Support Greece – A matter of perception

“How are you? How are things there?” My friend from Lebanon (who now lives in the USA) asks with real interest through Skype regarding the updates of the situation in Greece. After a while in she asks “is there any bombing?” “Hmm.. No..” “Then you are fine.” she answers. The side of earth that has […]

The famous “Fisherman” fresco is now exhibited in the Museum of Prehistoric Thera

The permanent exhibition of the Museum of Prehistoric Thera, Fira was enriched on June 25th, 2015 with the famous and well-preserved wall painting of “Fisherman”, found at western house the prehistoric town of Akrotiri. The “Fisherman” (1650 BC) is 147 cm high and is one of the most important works of the Aegean great painting […]

No limit to cash withdrawals for non-Greeks

The tourists that visit Greece are excluded from the Greek capital controls when using their credit cards. The foreign tourists will be able to make regular cash withdrawals from ATMs with their cards, as long as they have boon issued abroad. In Santorini, there are no problems with tourists not being able to find cash […]

Major Awards for Santorini wines in Decanter Awards

The results of the wine competition of Decanter magazine for 2015 were announced on Sunday 14 June 2015 (Decanter World Wine Awards 2015). This particular competition is regarded as one of the most important in the world and perhaps the most prestigious and important wine competition in Europe. The wines from Santorini accuired an impressive […]