Santorini: Dreaming in Blue
Sun-splashed and white-washed Santorini is comprised of five islands: Thíra, Thirassiá, Asproníssi, Palea and Nea Kaméni. Shaped like a crescent, scenic Santorini is often called the precious gem of the Aegean – and for very good reason.
Perched above the Aegean and overlooking all of Fira, you feel on top of the world. A world that, somehow, has been bleached of all color but for white, slate, and every shade of blue: an azure Aegean and cerulean sky, sapphire church domes and turquoise pools.
We’re pretty sure this is what heaven looks like.
This idyllic setting in the southernmost part of Cyclades, is home to some of modern civilization’s oldest memories, now housed in meandering alleyways and cobblestone streets, terraced white houses and blue-domed churches, red-sand beaches and ancient volcanoes.
Here, the breeze always seems to carry in something special – not only of ripening olives and fermenting grapes, not just of fresh-ground hummus and briny sea. It’s the whispers of history that dance in Santorini’s gentle winds. It’s the echoes of the sunset and the call of church bells.
It’s inspiration. Because, if Santorini is anything, it is a blue-and-white, sweet-scented, rich-with-history, 360º panoramic utopia for artists. It is a place tailor-made for plein-air painting and pastel watercolors.
Welcome to Santorini, welcome to plein air, welcome to paradise. This is going to be a special trip.
A tiny paradise sits above,
Above the sights and sounds of Fira.
Overlooking a bleached white-and-blue panorama,
Where the salty Aegean drifts in on the breeze,
And the millennia whisper their secrets,
Santorini sings to an artist’s heart.
Here, where domes have stood for centuries,
Where volcanoes once erupted,
Where castles perch on hilltops,
Santorini is an inspiration for your senses.
Step out onto this rooftop.
Step out and drink in this view,
This sea, this sunset.
Step into Santorini.