Why do Greek churches have blue domes?
To revolt against the rulers, the Greeks started painting the houses with ecological paint of white later adding up the blue. It translates to “Freedom or Death.” The white paint also gives bioclimatic benefits by keeping the houses cooler in the scorching heat of Greece. The Cycladic islands followed the trend.
Why is Santorini white?
The white color reflects the biggest part of the dazzling light, preventing the houses from getting warm and that was a basic goal of the traditional architecture. Making the houses heat resistant, the summers are much more tolerable and pleasant.
Is Fira or Oia better?
Fira is the isalnd’s capital and the livelier village of the two with much more nightlife and shopping. Oia is the more luxurious village with romantic restaurants and high-end shopping.
How do you pronounce Oia Santorini?
Oia (pronounce ee`yah) is the most photographed place but it is not the main village.