Santorini News (96) - Page 3
Almost two years after the shipwreck of Sea Diamond, the works for the pumping up of the ship's oil started a few days ago.
The Faculty of Geology of the National University of Athens and the Geological Society of Greece have proposed the establishement of a university department on Santorini to investigate more the special geological elements of the island.
Santorini, this wonderful Greek island, has been included by the internationally-renowned Forbes Traveler among the 25 sexiest beaches of the world and the 15 most romantic beaches of the Meditarranean Sea.
Along with Olympic Airways and Aegean Airlines, a third Greek airline company, Athens Airways, frequently connects Athens to the island of Santorini.
Easter is gloriously celebrated on Santorini and events climax on Good Friday, the day where the Christians moor for the death of Jesus Christ.
The ferry boat Aeolos Kenteris II of NEL Lines crashed on the marina of Athinios port, Santorini, while it was trying to deck.
For the 11th year, the Women's Association of Santorini and the Municipality of Thera organizes a two-day voluntary cleaning of the island's beaches.
Once more, the wines of Santorini were given many prominences in the 9th International Wine Competition that took place in the beginning of March in Thessaloniki, Northern Greece.
The Urban Authority of Santorini refused to give the necessary licence to the constructing company, so that the replacement of the roof can start. As the authority said, Akrotiri is an archaeological site and construction there is illegal.
A few days ago, scenes from the Indian movie Wanted Dead or Alive were filmed in Oia vilage, Santorini.
The Cinema Club of Santorini is presenting two more films in the weekends to come, the American No country for old men and the French Coeurrs.
The folder for the construction of the roof in the archaeological site of Akrotiri is finally ready and it will be sent next week in the Urban Authority of Santorini. The project needs at least 18 months to be completed.
A coordinating group of Santorini permanent residents visited yesterday the President of the Greek Republic, Mr Karolos Papoulias, to deliver him their request about pulling up Sea Diamond.
Since November, Santorini has entered the recycling program. The municipality of Thera put bins all over the island and the residents can from now on recycle paper, glass and metal.
EasyJet, the biggest British airways company, is including Santorini in its summer schedule, with direct flights from Gatwick.