What does Cycladic house mean?

What does Cycladic house mean?

Cycladic houses take their name from the Cyclades, a group of islands in Greece’s Aegean Sea. To save space for the vineyards on the island and for protection, the homes are traditionally built clustered on the clifftops.

What are the white houses in Santorini called?

The architecture on Santorini is unique thanks to its use of the volcanic materials on the island. Of most interest are the yposkafa, the cave houses that have been dug into the soft volcanic rock and topped with domes.

What is Cycladic house?

Cycladic houses are usually orientated to the southeast in order to benefit from natural light, while their walls are painted white and have a thickness of 60-80cm meant to provide protection from the strong winds and extreme heat.

Can you brush your teeth with water in Santorini?

Santorini really has no sources of natural drinking water. Washing up and brushing your teeth can be safely done using tap water throughout the island.

What makes Santorini so special?

Santorini, Greece is one of the ultimate getaway destinations for a number of reasons. The small island has deep traditional roots, breathtaking views around every corner and is bursting with unique flavors. It offers many romantic settings and has plenty of natural landscapes to enjoy.

Should I stay Oia or Fira?

Oia is the more luxurious village with romantic restaurants and high-end shopping. Both Oia and Fira have some great places to eat (and some average ones), but I would give a slight edge to Oia for the quality of restaurants. Oia has more fine dining restaurants, while Fira has more casual restaurants.

What is the best way to get around in Santorini?

The best way to get around Santorini is on foot or by bus. You’ll see that it’s easy to walk around the tiny seaside towns, but the bus is best to get from one town to another. There are KTEL bus routes from Fira (the capital city) to many different destinations around the main island.

Is there Uber on Santorini?

There is no UBER or Lyft in Santorini.

How far to walk from Fira to Oia?

about 6 miles

Does Fira have a beach?

For a beach accessible on foot from Fira, make a beeline to this small harbour, only 2km (1.2mi) from town. On either side of the port are two black sand and pebble beaches, where you can admire Santorini’s trademark rock formations.

Are Thira and Fira the same place in Santorini?

Yes. Thira is the official name, Santorini is more of a nickname. The capital town of Santorini is called Fira- not to be confused with Thira.