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<p><u><b>Aircraft Type - Registration - (c/n)</b></u> . . <b>Airbus A319-132 - 9H-EXS - (4998)</b><br />
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<u><b>Owner/Operator</b></u> . . <b>Eurowings Europe Malta</b><br />
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<u><b>Location &amp; Date</b></u> . . <b>Corfu - Ioannis Kapodistrias (CFU/LGKR) Greece - 2nd June 2023</b></p>
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<p><a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/warrenlemay/53548542444/" title="Saint Nikolaos Holy Convent, Imerovigli, Greece"><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53548542444_1d8b3588da_m.jpg" width="240" height="180" alt="Saint Nikolaos Holy Convent, Imerovigli, Greece" /></a></p>

<p>Established in 1651 at the old fortress-town of Skaros, this Greek Orthodox monastery moved to its present site in 1820, with the present building being built around the already existing Zoodohos Pighi Chapel.  Built between 1815 and 1820, the building features a limewashed exterior, a central courtyard, a small square chapel with a blue dome and a small campanile, and a three-vault house to the south of the main building.  The monastery remains in operation today, remaining a landmark at the south end of the village of Imerovigli.</p>
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<p>The Cycladic houses of the island of Santorini take after other islands in the Cyclades, with white limewashed exteriors, white or colorful trim, low-slope roofs enclosed by parapets, and casement windows.  This, combined with the island’s dramatic topography, create a unique built environment, with houses being terraced along the steep slope at the top of the caldera’s rim, and rising on the comparatively level ground above.  The Cyclades, one of the most scenic parts of Greece, are known for this style of architecture, which is found throughout Santorini.</p>
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<p><a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/warrenlemay/53548541529/" title="Santorini Caldera from Imerovigli, Greece"><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53548541529_02553c3222_m.jpg" width="240" height="180" alt="Santorini Caldera from Imerovigli, Greece" /></a></p>

<p>Created by a volcanic eruption circa 1600 BC, known as the Minoan Eruption, the Santorini Caldera sits in the middle of the Santorini Archipelago.  Mostly filled with water from the Aegean Sea, the caldera was once dry land prior to the eruption, which was home to a sizable human population, with the remains of the town of Akrotiri being still in existence on the island.  The island’s rich volcanic soil would have made it easy for multiple prosperous ancient settlements to exist on the island, leading to theorizing that the eruption is the origin of the myth of Atlantis, which was written over a thousand years later during the Hellenistic period.  The eruption was cataclysmic, wiping out the human population, destroying Akrotiri and the other Minoan settlements on the island, causing earthquakes that devastated Minoan cities and settlements on other nearby islands, including Crete, and devastating the local ecosystem.  The island remained uninhabitable during the rest of the Bronze Age, before being repopulated after the Bronze Age Collapse by the Phoenicians, being later joined by Dorians from Mainland Greece in the 800s BC, who dubbed the island “Theras,” the name under which it is still known in Greek today.  The Caldera today is the site of a newer volcanic island in its center, and is ringed by crescent-shaped islands, the remains of the original, larger island.  The edges of the caldera are steep, dramatic slopes, which have, in more modern times, become home to the largest cities on the island, and the deep waters of the caldera have led to the main ports on the island being located within the caldera, connected to the towns via cable cars and roads.  The caldera remains an active volcano, and is one of the most dramatic geologic features in the Greek Islands of the Mediterranean.</p>
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<p><a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/warrenlemay/53548211171/" title="Hillside Buildings, Imerovigli, Greece"><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53548211171_d3ea0e77aa_m.jpg" width="180" height="240" alt="Hillside Buildings, Imerovigli, Greece" /></a></p>

<p>The Cycladic houses of the island of Santorini take after other islands in the Cyclades, with white limewashed exteriors, white or colorful trim, low-slope roofs enclosed by parapets, and casement windows.  This, combined with the island’s dramatic topography, create a unique built environment, with houses being terraced along the steep slope at the top of the caldera’s rim, and rising on the comparatively level ground above.  The Cyclades, one of the most scenic parts of Greece, are known for this style of architecture, which is found throughout Santorini.</p>
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<p><a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/warrenlemay/53547320377/" title="Skaros Ruins, Skaros Rock, Imerovigli, Greece"><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53547320377_5f8a289f60_m.jpg" width="180" height="240" alt="Skaros Ruins, Skaros Rock, Imerovigli, Greece" /></a></p>

<p>Founded in the early 1200s during the Byzantine period, the former Fortress-town of Skaros once surrounded Skaros Rock, an outcropping in the Santorini Caldera.  Due to invasions and raids from pirates, the rock quickly became home to a densely populated town, which, during the Medieval period and Renaissance, was the largest town on the island of Santorini, remaining the largest town as the island and the island’s capital when it was under Venetian control, as well as into the subsequent Ottoman period.  The town began to decline after an eruption of the Santorini Caldera in 1650 caused earthquakes that led to many buildings being damaged or collapsing into the caldera, and further earthquakes in the 1700s and 1800s, combined with a reduced need for fortified protection as piracy and invasions declined in frequency and severity, led to the town being abandoned, except for the Pangia Theoskepasti Chapel, which is the only still-standing building in the former town.  The fortress-town today consists mostly of rubble, with the population having relocated to Thera and Imerovigli, which have better access to the ocean and more space for buildings.  Today, the rock attracts tourists, as it offers sweeping views of the caldera, and the rock has mostly returned to its natural state, with the exception of the rubble of the buildings that once stood around it.</p>
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<p><a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/warrenlemay/53548525499/" title="Thera from Skaros Rock, Imerovigli, Greece"><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53548525499_8835b805b0_m.jpg" width="180" height="240" alt="Thera from Skaros Rock, Imerovigli, Greece" /></a></p>

<p>Founded in the Middle Ages, the town of Thera, or Fira, is the principal settlement on the island of Thira, or Santorini.  The town grew in prominence and size during the 1700s, after a series of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions devastated the Venetian-founded fortress town of Skaros, the former capital of the island, which was located on a rocky outcrop overlooking the Caldera near the village of Imerovigli, just north of Thera.  The picturesque whitewashed buildings that comprise the town cling to the rim of the Santorini Caldera, spilling over the edge, creating one of the most dramatic-looking human settlements in Europe.  The town became the capital of Santorini in the early 19th Century, after the island became part of the newly founded nation of Greece.  In response to the newfound stability afforded by its status as part of the nation of Greece, the town and island’s population began to grow significantly.  Despite setbacks, including economic changes after World War II and the 1956 earthquake that devastated the towns on the island, Thera has grown in prominence, with tourism becoming a major industry in the latter half of the 20th Century.  Today, the island is popular with tourists, who come to admire the dramatic landscape of the caldera, the charming Cycladic architecture, and the many luxurious resorts and tourist accommodations.</p>
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<p><a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/warrenlemay/53548194906/" title="Thera from Skaros Rock, Imerovigli, Greece"><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53548194906_f471976f18_m.jpg" width="180" height="240" alt="Thera from Skaros Rock, Imerovigli, Greece" /></a></p>

<p>Founded in the Middle Ages, the town of Thera, or Fira, is the principal settlement on the island of Thira, or Santorini.  The town grew in prominence and size during the 1700s, after a series of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions devastated the Venetian-founded fortress town of Skaros, the former capital of the island, which was located on a rocky outcrop overlooking the Caldera near the village of Imerovigli, just north of Thera.  The picturesque whitewashed buildings that comprise the town cling to the rim of the Santorini Caldera, spilling over the edge, creating one of the most dramatic-looking human settlements in Europe.  The town became the capital of Santorini in the early 19th Century, after the island became part of the newly founded nation of Greece.  In response to the newfound stability afforded by its status as part of the nation of Greece, the town and island’s population began to grow significantly.  Despite setbacks, including economic changes after World War II and the 1956 earthquake that devastated the towns on the island, Thera has grown in prominence, with tourism becoming a major industry in the latter half of the 20th Century.  Today, the island is popular with tourists, who come to admire the dramatic landscape of the caldera, the charming Cycladic architecture, and the many luxurious resorts and tourist accommodations.</p>
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<p><a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/warrenlemay/53548646480/" title="Old Windmill, Imerovigli, Greece"><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53548646480_2e6761558a_m.jpg" width="240" height="180" alt="Old Windmill, Imerovigli, Greece" /></a></p>

<p>Likely constructed in the 19th Century, though possibly earlier, to mill flour, these windmills were constructed by the population of the village of Imerovigli on Santorini, in a fashion similar to that on other Greek Islands in the Cyclades.  The windmills feature a cylindrical exterior coated with limewash, a conical roof, and wooden and fabric blades.  Today, several windmills still stand around the edges of the village of Imerovigli, a reminder of the village’s past and rich history.</p>
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<p><a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/warrenlemay/53548533019/" title="Flower, Imerovigli, Greece"><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53548533019_a17d5ac3bc_m.jpg" width="180" height="240" alt="Flower, Imerovigli, Greece" /></a></p>


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<p><a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/warrenlemay/53548645640/" title="Villa, Imerovigli, Greece"><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53548645640_a755db6428_m.jpg" width="180" height="240" alt="Villa, Imerovigli, Greece" /></a></p>

<p>Built in the 18th Century or 19th Century, these grand houses were constructed for the wealthiest citizens of the island of Santorini, primarily fisherman and merchants.  The houses feature two stories, whitewashed or stone exteriors, stone trim, and often have wide entrances, sometimes with a decorative transom.  The houses today serve a variety of purposes, and add to the historic character and general charm of the island of Santorini.</p>
			<p><a href="https://www.flickr.com/people/warrenlemay/">w_lemay</a> posted a photo:</p>
	
<p><a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/warrenlemay/53547334937/" title="Thera from Imerovigli, Greece"><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53547334937_21d30c0fc8_m.jpg" width="180" height="240" alt="Thera from Imerovigli, Greece" /></a></p>

<p>Founded in the Middle Ages, the town of Thera, or Fira, is the principal settlement on the island of Thira, or Santorini.  The town grew in prominence and size during the 1700s, after a series of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions devastated the Venetian-founded fortress town of Skaros, the former capital of the island, which was located on a rocky outcrop overlooking the Caldera near the village of Imerovigli, just north of Thera.  The picturesque whitewashed buildings that comprise the town cling to the rim of the Santorini Caldera, spilling over the edge, creating one of the most dramatic-looking human settlements in Europe.  The town became the capital of Santorini in the early 19th Century, after the island became part of the newly founded nation of Greece.  In response to the newfound stability afforded by its status as part of the nation of Greece, the town and island’s population began to grow significantly.  Despite setbacks, including economic changes after World War II and the 1956 earthquake that devastated the towns on the island, Thera has grown in prominence, with tourism becoming a major industry in the latter half of the 20th Century.  Today, the island is popular with tourists, who come to admire the dramatic landscape of the caldera, the charming Cycladic architecture, and the many luxurious resorts and tourist accommodations.</p>
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<p><a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/warrenlemay/53548392918/" title="Hillside Building, Imerovigli, Greece"><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53548392918_559624a866_m.jpg" width="240" height="180" alt="Hillside Building, Imerovigli, Greece" /></a></p>

<p>The Cycladic houses of the island of Santorini take after other islands in the Cyclades, with white limewashed exteriors, white or colorful trim, low-slope roofs enclosed by parapets, and casement windows.  This, combined with the island’s dramatic topography, create a unique built environment, with houses being terraced along the steep slope at the top of the caldera’s rim, and rising on the comparatively level ground above.  The Cyclades, one of the most scenic parts of Greece, are known for this style of architecture, which is found throughout Santorini.</p>
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<p><a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/warrenlemay/53547333802/" title="Former Chapel, Imerovigli, Greece"><img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53547333802_baf5894935_m.jpg" width="240" height="180" alt="Former Chapel, Imerovigli, Greece" /></a></p>

<p>This Cycladic-style building was originally constructed as a Cycladic-style chapel for the residents of Imerovigli.  However, the limewashed building, which features a barrel vaulted roof, two semi-circular apses, and a three-bell campanile over the main entrance, has been converted into a guest accommodation, today being known as the Aeolos Eco Studios and Suites.</p>
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<p>Museum of Cycladic Art in Athens, Greece</p>
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<p>Museum of Cycladic Art in Athens, Greece</p>
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