The traditional architecture of Santorini is similar to that of the other Cyclades, with low-lying cubical houses, made of local stone and whitewashed or limewashed with various volcanic ashes used as colours. The unique characteristic is the common utilisation of the hypůskapha: extensions of houses dug sideways or downwards into the surrounding pumice. These rooms are prized because of the high insulation provided by the air-filled pumice, and are used as living quarters of unique coolness in the summer and warmth in the winter, and also as premium storage space for produce and especially for wine cellaring: the KŠnava wineries of Santorini.
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chrisostomou (568) 2012-01-19 18:08
very ell worked photo...the pov is beautiful, the colors looks really warm...maybe the sharpness could be better but that does't change the result! well done!
my greetings from greece !
elenimavrandoni (14231) 2013-07-27 22:12
Alex, a stunning picture from my home country!!great color and nice angle used to show the beautiful mill!!