Thursday, October 25, 2012

Fira - Greece

I'm back from my holidays on the Terceira Island, Azores. I had a great time there but you'll have to wait a bit to see some cards from there.

Speaking of islands, this is a card from Santorini in Greece. It was sent by Joaninha and the picture was taken when she visited the island last May. This is a great panorama of Fira.

Photo by Joana Santos
Fira is the capital of the island and the most important village. Early in the 19th century the capital of the island was moved from Pyrgos to Fira. After the earthquake of 1956 a part of the town was destroyed (only a small part of the 18th century buildings were saved). Fira is perched on the edge of an impressive cliff 260m high and offers a great panorama over the submerged volcano. It is made of many white painted houses in stepped streets with blue domed churches and sun-bathed verandas. - in:

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