Jul 26, 2015

Anedosa

Υou probably have noticed yesterday something really peculiar: a thick cloud raising quickly on the west side of the caldera and spreading mostly to Pyrgos, Akrotiri, Imerovigli 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 which is full of humidity. It 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.