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54 Days at Sea — Santorini Part 3


Santorini cliffs

Many major destinations have an iconic view — a structure or scene that is so striking that it is captured over and over again. For Santorini, that iconic view is of the three blue domes that can be captured together in one image:

The famous Three Blue Domes of Santorini

In the background you’ll note two other blue domes, and there are dozens more dotting the landscape. But it’s the image above that seems to draw most everyone. Here are more Santorini churches:

 

Santorini church

Santorini church

Santorini church

Santorini church

Now for some more Santorini images not involving churches, including peaceful streets, which are not easy to capture without a lot of people milling about. One must be patient in this locale, especially if multiple cruise ships are making this port of call:

A lot of blue in Santorini

Santorini street

Santorini

Santorini street

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Fun Photo Friday — 54 Days at Sea, Santorini Favorites 1


Santorini Arched Doorway

As promised on Monday, today’s Fun Photo Friday is dedicated to the wonderfully, whimsically colored doors, window shutters, and other architectural details that help make Santorini a photographer’s delight.

Santorini Storefront in Yellow

Santorini Balcony

Church Bell Overlooking the Aegean

Santorini Shutters

Santorini Fruit Stairs

Santorini Door

Santorini Door

Santorini Doors in Yellow

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54 Days at Sea — Santorini Part 2


Santorini panorama

One of the neat things you’ll notice as you stroll around the inhabited crater crest of the Santorini caldera are the really neat ways people decorate their homes, even the rooftops:

Santorini rooftop decoration

Even the Santorini street vendors are colorful, such as the turquoise jewelry lined up on this sun-baked wall:

Turquoise for sale

Of course, being built upon the remains of an exploded volcano means that dramatic, sheer cliffs abound everywhere:

Santorini cliffs

Looking down the cliffs, toward the deep blue of the Aegean Sea, you’ll be treated to views such as this:

Santorini

As I mentioned on Monday, Santorini is perhaps most famous for its many blue-domed churches. But there are other interesting churches around the island as well. Take a look at this stone church:

Santorini stone church

Now for a little photo gallery/slide show of more Santorini images. Click on any image below to enlarge the photo and bring up the slide show:

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