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kosta_karapinotis

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I’ve seen so many wonderful pictures of Santorini...which have SO MANY amazing churches. Are all of these churches functioning and providing church services? Or are some of them repurposed into other things and they just kept the exterior architecture.
 

TatianaS

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Most of the churches in Greece are open for people to visit and light a candle. They do not all have regular services though, I’m not sure how you could check that.
 
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toniiv

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Most of the churches in Greece are open for people to visit and light a candle. They do not all have regular services though, I’m not sure how you could check that.
Im not sure either...it's not like you can call the churches. You might be able to check covid regulations online to see if church services are allowed. Im assuming if its legally allowed, most churches will be operating
 
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Lotjeurope

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Here in Santorini I read in church that during the tourist season there will be no church services
 

k_tsoukalas

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In the past I have found out about church only by asking natives. Somewhere on the island will usually have a church service, but there aren't enough priests and not all the churches are open. Many of the priests rotate through all the churches.
 

What to do in Santorini on a budget

1. Cliff diving at Amoudi Bay
2. Any public beach!
3. Visiting churrches
4. The three bells of Fira
5. Visit Akrotiri lighthouse
6. Hiking (not on a guided tour)

These are just my suggestions! Let me know if you have other ideas :)

What scuba diving is like in Santorini

This is a sneak peek into what you can see while scuba diving in Santorini

These are the best volcanic beaches in Santorini!!

Volcanic beaches are unique because their soil and sand composition is from volcanic and ash from minerals left over from the Minoan eruption from 3,600 years ago. The explosion was as strong as 40 atomic bombs and produced 40 foot tsunamis. Some of the best beaches that we were blessed with after this explosion are Kamari, Monolithos, Perissa and the Read Beach of course. This is a wonderful picture of Perissa beach :)

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Where to celebrate New Years in Santorini 🥂

Santorini Greece is a wonderful place to celebrate New Years! Many hotels will be having low-key celebrations and have many discounts for the winter season! I found this website that lists all of the most popular hotels to visit for New Years... here are a few on the list

1. Porto Fira Suites, Fira
2. Amaya Selection of Villas, Oía
3. Aqua Mare Luxury Suites, Imerovigli
4. Volcano View by Caldera Collection, Fira

You can read more here https://traveljee.com/destination/europe/greece/santorini-new-years-eve/

Hyatt will open a luxury resort in Santorini this year!

New hotel alert! Hyatt, a beloved hotel chain by many will be opening a luxury resort in Santorini this summer! The resort will be name Magma Resort, after the magma that comes out of the famous volcanoes in Santorini. This resort will be pretty unique because Santorini is a tiny island so it will not be like those clunk mega resorts that you may see in other places. There will only be 59 rooms which is big for Santorini but small for everywhere else! Will any of you be checking it out this summer?
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