Jul 20, 2017

Meltemia


Meltemia are called the local winds that blow annually in the Greek seas and especially in the Aegean. In the southern Aegean and specifically in Santorini, the strong wind has NW direction and mainly occurs during the summer. The ancient Greeks called it “Etesio” which means Yearly.
The meltemia pleasantly cool our summer days and nights. The general weather conditions accompanying the annual winds are cloudless sky and rippled sea. The meltemia make the sky look deep blue and improve visibility. According to the phrase “If you can't beat them, join them”, let’s enjoy this beneficial summer breeze that reminds us we are on an island!