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The oldest church in Santorini, Panagia Episkopi

The oldest church in Santorini, Panagia Episkopi

The oldest church in Santorini is Panagia Episkopi, a former bishop’s church from the Middle Byzantine period. Located at Mesa Gonia on the foot of the mountain, Profitis Ilias, it is dedicated…

Pyrgos, the most picturesque village of Santorini 2

Pyrgos, the most picturesque village of Santorini

Santorini is my favorite island. I have been there three times, but all of them over a decade ago. Last year I felt that I had missed the magic breeze and the…

Obese tourists banned from donkey rides in Greece 18

Obese tourists banned from donkey rides in Greece

The Greek government has banned obese tourists from riding donkeys after animal rights campaigners said the animals were being left with spinal injuries and open wounds. Since images of donkeys climbing the narrow steps…

Grace Santorini named “Top Mediterranean Resort” for 2018 20

Grace Santorini named “Top Mediterranean Resort” for 2018

The luxurious Grace Santorini has received the 2018 Top Mediterranean Resort Award, given by the organisers of the Mediterranean Resort & Hotel Real Estate Forum (MR&H). Organised by Questex Hospitality Group, the MR&H Forum…

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Santorini set to limit tourism in 2019

Some two million people flocked to the Greek island of Santorini last year. Reports claim there were days when up to 18,000 visitors on cruise ships alone were seen disembarking at the…

Police arrest man found with 2000-year-old Aphrodite statue 21

Police arrest man found with 2000-year-old Aphrodite statue

Police have arrested a 46-year-old Greek man in the seaside town of Loutraki with a 2,000-year-old statue of the ancient Greek goddess of love Aphrodite, one of a batch of antiquities stolen…

Panagia Episkopi

Panagia Episkopi, the oldest church on Santorini island

The oldest church of Santorini island is Panagia Episkopi, a former bishop’s church from the Middle Byzantine period. Located at Mesa Gonia on the foot of the mountain, Profitis Ilias, it is…

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