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 throughout the town were as unique as the churches.
I found this church with its white rocks surreal.
A view of the same church seen in the photo above from behind.
This church provided an interesting backdrop for the homes in front. I also liked the fun play of light and shadow.
The Church of Panagia provides a gateway into Oia on Santorini. Once again, dramatic clouds added interest to our day of photography. (Photograph by Peggy Mekemson)
The bell tower of the Church of Panagia in Oia, Santorini.
Another of Santorini’s uniquely beautiful churches.
I like this church on Santorini because of its almost sensuous lines. Can a church be sensuous? Having the Mediterranean for a backdrop didn’t hurt either.
This is another perspective on the Santorini church shown above featuring its salmon colored bell tower.
My concluding photo on the beautiful and unique churches found on the Greek island of Santorini.
NEXT BLOG: Join me as I explore the picturesque stairways and doorways of Santorini.