Hiding from people and trying to find better place to make nice photos in Oia, we walked to some roof that was behind the gate. The gate was open and we went to that roof. The place was incredible – there is not crowd and the view is fantastic. From that point, we were able to see nearest islands, Imerovigli with Skaros and Fira with other part of Santorini.
The rocks, red themselves, had even more saturated colors because of the sunset. The sea, from that height, was looked as something unreal..
Here is the panorama made in Oia with a view to another part of Santorini. The panorama made of 7 images merged in Photoshop.
This photo displays a view on the Santorini volcano (Ηφαίστειο Σαντορίνης) and the Skaros rock.
There is a rock in front of Imerovigli village named Skaros. This rock was one of the five fortified settlements on Santorini and was the capital until 18th century. It had a Venetian Castle built in 1207 by Marco Sanudo, the ruler of all Cyclades islands that time. Today there are just a few ruins and the small church on this rock.
The Santorini volcano is located on the small island Nea Kameni (Νέα Καμένη Θήρας). This volcano was the greatest volcano in the ancient world. Its eruption destroyed Minoan civilization 3000 years ago and its ash was found even on Australia. The latest eruption of the Santorini volcano occurred in 1956 but it was not so large. Today the volcano is active but it is not dangerous (as scientists say).
Fira (Φηρά) is the capital of Santorini island. The name of this city comes from the ancient name of the island Thira. Fira is built on the edge of the 400 m high cliff on the western edge of the island.
Fira is located in 30 mins walk from the village where we rented our apartment, Imerovigli. The city is amazing at every time of day but it is especially fairy at night.
That was a nice day and weather at Sagres. Here I’m posting a panorama photo of the Mareta beach with a view on its rocky part at that nice day. The original image was made of 6 separate images merged in PhotoShop.
Exploring Sagres point (Ponta de Sagres) where the Sagres fortress is you may find beautiful rocks, caves and crevices. Here are the photos of the rock under the light-house near the Fortress. This rock looks like the end of the world.