Oct 12, 2015

Strong winds....

Since yesterday, quite strong winds are blowing on our beautiful island, something not so unusual. You can understand now why it is so difficult for high trees to grow here, especially on a volcanic ground such as Santorini’s. This is the reason that made the farmers plant the vines in the shape of a basket, very close to the ground: the power of the winds won’t remove them and blow them away. It has also been one of the basic factors that created this particular structure of the settlements of the island, based of course on the Aegean architecture. Enjoy this force of the nature protected, with a glass of local wine!