May 24, 2016

The local phenomenon of "anedosa"


Υou may observe something really peculiar these days: 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 the locals call “anedosa”, which is generated by the temperature difference between the volcano and the island, especially when west wind blows. It looks like fog or smoke and 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 for the vines. Get your cameras ready and snapshot the unearthly phenomenon, which adds mystery to the panoramic landscape!