Sep 23, 2014

Anedosa



Υou may have noticed yesterday something really peculiar: a thick cloud raising quickly on the west side of the caldera and spreading in Pyrgos and Fira. You, the lucky visitors of Santorini, have experienced the rare 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.