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Santorini architecture: Discover the architecture of the island of Santorini Greece

The beautiful shapes of Santorini The fear of pirates was the main cause for the inhabitants of Santorini Greece to build their houses on sites far from the sea, on high cliffs.

The architecture of a house on SantoriniThe villages of Santorini are similar to the other villages of the Cycladic islands: beautiful small white houses in narrow paved streets.

That kind of building was used for several reasons, like the restricted number of safe spaces, the protection from the wind in winter and the solar heat in summer, defence, the rarity of constructionA beautiful domed church on Santorini materials, and also the strong communal spirit.

Today, many modern settlements have appeared near the sea, in areas as Kamari or Perissa, but have lost all the elements of the traditional architecture.

The villages of Santorini Greece were the traditional architecture can be seen are: Fira, Oia, Imerovigli, Megalohori and others...

Architecture gallery
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A door in Fira
 
House in Firostefani
 
The architecture of Fira

Church in Fira
 
Fira by night
 
An alley of Oia

An other alley of Oia
 
Tradinal house in Oia
 
Shapes of a house in Firostefani

The architecture of Messaria
 
The houses in Oia
 
Door of a mansion
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