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On the edge of the caldera are the most expensive restaurants of Santorini and Oia
The popularity of Greek resorts is not surprising - for it is here that tourists are waiting for great beaches, gentle warm sea and ancient monuments of a rich culture, which became the beginning of the whole European civilization
Oia is undoubtedly the most beautiful and most unusual city on the island of Santorini. It is quite expensive and not everyone can stop here, but everyone can come here for one day and fully enjoy the local beauties: white and blue houses, ancient mills, narrow intertwining streets, stone steps flowing one into another, flowers creeping along the walls, unforgettable landscapes and, of course, the volcanic caldera - a crater formed as a result of the eruption.
Santorini is not only Fira and Oia, but also about a dozen small towns and villages that have something to show you. The white-blue churches of Pyrgos, the splendid beaches of Perissa, the archaeological museum of Akrotiri, Red Beach and many other attractions are waiting for you here. Many identify Santorini with the described ancient Greek scientist and philosopher Plato Atlantis, who died in a catastrophe and plunged into the depths of the sea.
Greece is the birthplace of numerous myths and legends, the cradle of European culture. Already in the I millennium BC, its territory was divided between highly developed city-states. Later it was part of the Roman Empire, was a stronghold of nascent Christianity in the East, was ruled by the Venetian rulers and Turkey. In 1831, Greece won her freedom, and in 1981 she joined the European Union. In the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites in the Hellenic Republic there are 17 sites. Here are just some of them: the Athenian acropolis, the monasteries of Meteora, the old town of Corfu, Mount Athos, the ruins of the ancient city of Delphi.
The Greeks love to drink coffee - both hot and cold, with ice. For a rich dinner or dinner, they often order retsina (white wine), ouzo (anisette) or Greek beer Mythos. You will be in Corfu, be sure to try the kumquat liqueurs, and in Santorini - wine from the asirtiko variety. Do not attempt to grab pieces of marble from the Greek ruins - this is a criminal offense.
Spend some money and order at least a cocktail or coffee to sit at a table on the edge of the universe and think about the beautiful. Try Greek cuisine. Moussaka, pastikitio, fasolada, souvlaki, Greek salad, gyros, dolma - this is only a small part of the luxury that Greece has prepared for its guests. Have a romantic sunset dinner. There are excellent views both in the daytime and at sunset, when the last rays cast golden, pink and red highlights on the walls of houses and churches.
Walking through the narrow streets, you need to visit the shops and shops of local artisans, offering a variety of handicrafts and souvenirs, as well as delicious local sweets. In addition to the unique towns with a medieval lifestyle, many churches and monasteries, archaeological reserves are worth seeing in Santorini. The most interesting is located on the site of the ancient Akrotiri in the south of the island. It is one of the excavated streets of the city of II millennium BC with houses and frescoes.
Traditional Greek goat cheese has been known since the days of Homer. Sign language in the Greeks may be unusual for residents of other countries: the movement of the head or eyes upwards means no, and when a person moves his head down and to the side, it means yes. In the national cuisine of Greece prizes are occupied by kebabs souvlaki and moussaka - they will be on the menu of any restaurant.
In Greece, the famous Greek salad is called "horiatica", that is, "rustic." Pita - flatbread with meat and vegetable filling is suitable for a quick snack. Portions in Greece are very generous, consider this when ordering. Before serving the main dishes in the cafe, they treat them to freshly baked bread and olive oil for free. On Crete, you definitely need to try snails (escargo), on Zakynthos - Sarza (beef with tomatoes, garlic and special sheep cheese Ladothi), on Corfu - pastizia (lasagna with a Greek accent) or skewer of swordfish (Xphias suvlaki), on Santorini - white eggplants with grilled octopuses.
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