The Beautiful and Unique Churches on the Greek Island of Santorini

For a long time, I had wondered where the striking blue-domed buildings in pictures of Greece were. This post shows the beautiful churches in Oia on the island Santorini close up.

Wandering through Time and Place

The Church of St. George in Oia, Santorini. Most, but not all of Santorini's churches featured a blue dome. The Church of St. George in Oia, Santorini. Most, but not all of Santorini’s churches featured a blue dome.

Europe is filled with great churches that are known as much for their art and architecture as they are for religion. Our cruise through the Mediterranean would take us to some of the world’s most renowned cathedrals. While the churches on the Greek Island of Santorini are no match for the splendor of what you find in Venice, Rome or Florence, they have a subtle beauty and uniqueness of their own.  The following photos are meant to capture something of their beauty.

This is a close up of the bell tower on the Church of St. George in Oia, Santorini. The bell towers throught the town were as unique as the churches. This is a close up of the bell tower on the Church of St. George in Oia, Santorini. The bell towers throughout the town were as unique as the churches.

I found this church with its white rocks surreal. I found this church with its white rocks surreal.

A view of the same church seen in the photo above from behind. A view of the same church seen in the photo…

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