Santorini’s churches are what makes Santorini so spectacular, and such a magnet for visitors wanting that all important picture of the hillside dotted with white buildings and blue rooftops.
For such a small country, such a small town even (they’re nearly all found in Oia), the number of churches is astounding. They’re literally everywhere you look, and aren’t they pretty?
I don’t have full stories and amazing tales to tell about Santorini, which is why I don’t have in depth detailed posts on the place, literally the best thing to come out of that holiday were my photos. So for this weeks Insta-photo post I’m sharing my photos of Santorini’s churches.
Some of them just appeared out of the cliffside, amongst the hotels and little cliff caves that were actually homes to the locals.
A lot of the churches were invisible from the main paths, unless you walked partly down the cliffside. You don’t even realise how many locals live down the side of the cliffs until you get amongst it and realise it’s where they live.
Oia is the town of Santorini that appears in all the photos, right at the end of the island, but further back and hidden behind a wall that you come across if you scoot/quadbike in from outside is a big open square, home to two churches. The first was creamy yellow, completely different to the white washed exterior of the others, and of course the crisp white one, stood literally opposite.
There were also tiny shrines along all the mountain roads, tiny little ones by the roadside.
Some of the time you would find yourself on a church roof when walking among the towns and buildings, without even realising that’s where the path let to. A lot of these led you face to face with the bell towers.
The island is so small, yet I honestly think there are more churches than restaurants, despite the huge tourist attraction of the place. It’s Santorini’s churches that make it so recognisable and attractive.
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