Cathedral Mitropoli

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Main Square in Fira, Fira, Greece

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Cathedral Mitropoli Jan 23, 2017
Cathedral Mitropoli

The Greek Cathedral Mitropoli in Fira, Santorini was built for the arrival of King Otto in 1842.

The weekend that we were in Santorini, there was a lovely wedding going on at Mitropoli. The square in front of the cathedral was teeming with the bride and groom and their guests. The cathedral was also right near our Hotel Kavalari.

A bit about FIRA

As you approach Santorini by Ferry, or in our case by sailboat, you can see the whitewashed clifftop villages of Oia and FIRA. Then the Ferry enters the Caldera. The cliff walls rise steeply on both sides formed of red, yellow and ochre rock and whose surface is the shimmering blue Aegean. About 3600 years ago, the center of the island was blown away in a colossal volcanic eruption, leaving behind a circular depression in the sea floor and the crescent-shaped sliver of rock known as Santorini. The best place to view the Caldera is the walking path between Fira and Oia.

Fira is the island's capital and busiest commercial town. It is teeming with hotels, restaurants and shops. The evening stroll (Volta) along Odos M. Nomikou, follows the edge of the Caldera and is one of the most exquisite in the Cyclades.

Hans and I enjoyed Fira very much. It's such a lively town and beauty lies at every turn.
Cathedral Mitropoli
Donkeys in the Square near Mitropo…
Donkey making its way down the ste…
View of Caldera
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