Narrow paths and steps that deserve to be walked and ascended run through the spine of the village. A picturesque traditional settlement that differs though from other villages of Santorini. For instance, it has no view, neither the prestige of the Fira or Oia. It has, though, a distinct character, fully attached to the natural surrounding and the beds of rock of the Thira land.
Panagia Tripa or Sergena
A small church carved in tall volcanic rock, outside the Vothonas settlement. Locals used it as a heaven during the Turkish Occupancy.
We will get there on foot through a discernible path among the volcanic stones and drystone walls. It is one of the prettiest spots on the island, where you can cherish serenity and seclusion.
Pyrgos is a medieval ornament and dominates a hill overlooking Santorini from side to side, from Santorini to Oia. It is a casteli still preserving the traits of the Venetian Empire, sowed with churches and ruins, breathing a strong sense of power and prosperity. Besides the casteli, a visit to the monastery of Prophet Elias, up on the hilltop, is a must. There, visitors can marvel at the panoramic views of the island.