We’re back to my favorite subjects of people watching and street photography. Today’s photo reportage is from Fira, Santorini Island, Greece.
Fira is the modern Capital of Santorini that derives its name from an alternative pronunciation of “Thíra”, the ancient name of the island itself. Fira is built on the edge of the 400 meters (1,312 feet) high caldera. Access to the city is mainly by roads on its eastern side, climbing from its port on foot or on donkeys, or by riding the steep cable car from its lower terminal by the port.
From Fira there is a panoramic view of the 18 kilometres (11 miles) long caldera from southern Cape Akrotiri to northern Cape Ag. Nikolaos, plus the volcanic island Nea Kameni at the center with Thirassia Island. Large cruise ships anchor in the small harbor between Nea Kameni and Fira.
Until 1960, there was no electricity in Santorini, only donkeys and fishermen.
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