Jun 17, 2014

"Anedosa"



Today is the World day to combat desertification and drought. However, in an arid island like Santorini, the weather can be peculiar in June. The lucky visitors can experience the local natural phenomenon “anedosa”, which is generated by the temperature difference between the volcano and the island, especially with west winds. It looks like fog or smoke and rises abruptly from the caldera spreading onto the rest of the island and then dissolves.  Because of the lack of rain, “anedosa” is thus considered beneficial for the island, as it provides the necessary humidity to the vines.