Jul 1, 2014

July: in the heart of summer!

Τhe 7th month of the year is here and we are in the middle of summer! July was named after the Roman emperor Julius Caesar, who was born this month. 
July is also called Alonaris in Greek as the threshing of grains from the fields takes place.
In Santorini we can see threshing floors called “alonia” scattered throughout the island, where, mostly in the past, donkeys stepped on the straws and separated the fava beans.