Thira (Santorini), Greece, 12 October 2018.
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On our last day on Thira, we drove back from Perissa through Emporio to Pyrgos. This was on the way, I think just past Emporio. The structure at the top is obviously old, perhaps Venetian. I couldn’t find it on Google Earth and can’t identify it.
We are now in Megalochori, on the back-street route to Pyrgos.
This image and the following ones are all from Pyrgos.
They are generally aesthetic images rather than historic and need little description.
Pyrgos is a traditional village in the centre of the island, declared a protected settlement since 1995. It was the capital of the island until 1800.
One thing that caught my eye was the old doors.
… or new and old in this case.
Below is Perissa, where we had come from earlier.
This is a view of Kamari, a bit further north than Perissa.
Agia Theodosia Church, at the highest point on the island. We will see this popping up in several of the images below.
Looking towards the caldera, I think.
We are now inside the Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary.
Looking towards the south end of the island, on the caldera side.
Looking towards Oia.
The centre of the island.
Some of the ruins of the Venetian castle that once stood here.
I think this is the Church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary from the outside.
From here, we headed to the port where we dropped off the rental car and caught the ferry to Crete.