The white wall that you see on the left side of the picture is the fascade of the "cavechurch" (rock-cut) of Christos T' Athermi (Χριστός Τ' Αθέρμι= "Χριστός στα Θέρμη"), on the vertical walls of the Caldera, right above a remote beach known as "Thermi", because there were some Thermal Baths there. It's a beautiful beach with black, round volcanic pebbles. A nice place if you want to swim on your own enjoying the view of the incredibly colourful rocks of the caldera, result of several volcanic explosions.
There are two ways to go there. The one is to rent a boat and ask the captain to take you there. The other one is to take the steep path that starts close to Megalohori village, but someone will have to show you the start of the path. It will take you 20-25 minuted to go down there and 30-35 minutes to go back up.
Right beside the church and more to the right you can also see the ruins of old rock-cut houses and a few meters more to the right ("outside" the frame) you can find the ruins of the Thermal baths that were abandoned a few decades ago, after a landslide.
*The next edition (#26) of "Explore Nature" Magazine, that goes public as a supplement of the daily national newspaper "ETHNOS", next Sunday June 6, will feature my 34 pages travelogue to Santorini (***SEE COVER PHOTO***)
***SANTORINI, THE "BLACK PEARL" (THEME)***
Copyright © 2010 – Hercules Milas. The reproduction, publication, modification, transmission or exploitation of any work contained herein for any use, personal or commercial, without my prior written permission is strictly prohibited. All rights reserved.
Critiques | Translate
tober (8797) 2010-06-03 6:55
Merhaba Giritli, looks like a place from another planet. It's another version of Cappadocia with its cavechurches and interesting rock formations. I liked the great range of colours in the photo. Best regards, Tolga
bema (26425) 2010-06-03 7:09
really impressive colors you´ve captured here in a very good picture, together with your kind note it´s a really a good picture for TE..
kalo apogeyma, Bernd
diomed (13926) 2010-06-03 7:22
a masterpiece of the rocks' palette: many warm tones, a wonderfull texture, a beautifull light, a great contrast with the small spase of deep blue in the high left side. Impressive anf beautifull natural spectacle.
photoray (13981) 2010-06-03 8:10
Your cliff side dwellings image is nicely composed, vibrant colors and geological details.
vasilpro (41313) 2010-06-03 9:26
Γεια σου Ηρακλή,
Πολύ όμορφη βραχώδης περιοχή με το εκκλησάκι χτισμένο μέσα σε σπηλιά όπως σε πολλές περιοχές της Ελλάδας, εκκλησάκι που τώρα ανακαλύπτω ότι υπάρχει στη Σαντορίνη, εξαιρετική καταγραφή με όμορφα χρώματα και πολύ καλό φωτισμό.
Σε χαιρετώ, Βασίλης.
aristo (3214) 2010-06-03 12:11
Geia sou Irakli!
Beautiful and magic place.The white cavechurch is really mistic beetwen the colourful rocks.Wonderful composition and fantastic light and clarity,great photo,sigharitiria,
Budapestman (82620) 2010-06-03 16:14
a splendid shot of this romantic place, the composition is effective, beautiful lights and details, great mood, Tfs! Have a nice day! Kellemes napot kívánok!
jhm (152246) 2010-06-04 3:25
What a lovely image, soft colors with these rock wall.
I see there a few small doors perhaps are there people and use this as house
You create depth and perspective with these picture.
Very well composition, nice attractive colors.
Sharpness and clarity are excellent for look at. TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
kordinator (20515) 2010-06-04 4:21
Beautiful and magic place.
Nice attractive colors.
Sharpness and clarity are excellent.
coco (30439) 2010-06-04 13:33
Me gusta tanto el color como el lugar y la composición es sencilla pero ajustada a lo que necesita la foto.
mkamionka (36250) 2010-06-05 14:23
a jaw dropping view again. The rock formations are incredible. I like such places very much. I did follow you already to Cappadocia, although I was only on an organized tour for two days over there, but the alternative was Santorini and I think I will follow that idea next year. Your photos surely encourage to visit that island regardless how many people are there and what are the prices.
Beautiful work here, thanks for sharing it,
- Copyright: Hercules Milas (Cretense) (68703)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-05-10
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Canon 1Ds Mark III, Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 L USM, 82 mm circular polarizer
- Exposure: f/11, 1/100 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Santorini, the "black pearl" [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2010-06-03 6:37