Photographer's Note

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***)


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