Santorini Island (Greece): spring time impressions May 2021

With a small group, photographer and tour guide Tobias Schorr visited the island of Santorini for our Pearl of the Aegean tour in May 2021. Here are some of his impressions:
Iconic Agios Minas chapel in Fira town, Santorini, with the caldera and western part of the volcanic island of Nea Kameni in the background. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
Iconic Agios Minas chapel in Fira town, Santorini, with the caldera and western part of the volcanic... [info]
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The volcanic islands of Christiana in the background, approx. 12 km SW behind Cape Akrotiri. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The volcanic islands of Christiana in the background, approx. 12 km SW behind Cape Akrotiri. (Photo:... [info]
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The NW end of Oia town with Ios Island in the background (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The NW end of Oia town with Ios Island in the background (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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View towards the small tourist harbour Erinia on Nea Kameni island. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
View towards the small tourist harbour Erinia on Nea Kameni island. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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Panorama view over the caldera (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
Panorama view over the caldera (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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Small lane at Imerovigli on Santorini island. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
Small lane at Imerovigli on Santorini island. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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Hiking sign for the route along the caldera.  (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
Hiking sign for the route along the caldera. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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One of the huge rocks, which were blown out by the Santorini eruption in 1627 B.C. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
One of the huge rocks, which were blown out by the Santorini eruption in 1627 B.C. (Photo: Tobias Sc... [info]
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A mafic intrusion (pyroxene) in old scoria lavas near the little Profitisi Ilias volcano. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
A mafic intrusion (pyroxene) in old scoria lavas near the little Profitisi Ilias volcano. (Photo: To... [info]
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A huge rock that was blown out of the crater at the 1627 B.C. eruption of the Santorini volcano. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
A huge rock that was blown out of the crater at the 1627 B.C. eruption of the Santorini volcano. (Ph... [info]
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A stromatolithe rock found at the little Profitis Ilias hill. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
A stromatolithe rock found at the little Profitis Ilias hill. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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A yellow thistle at the caldera hiking path. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
A yellow thistle at the caldera hiking path. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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Hydrothermal calcedone on a rhyolithe block at Oia. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
Hydrothermal calcedone on a rhyolithe block at Oia. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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Caper flower (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
Caper flower (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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The chaple of Zoodohos Pigis near Oia village. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The chaple of Zoodohos Pigis near Oia village. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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Volcanic dike on the northern caldera rim (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
Volcanic dike on the northern caldera rim (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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The chapel Agios Stylianos at Thira town. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The chapel Agios Stylianos at Thira town. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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View onto the craters of Nea Kameni volcano island. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
View onto the craters of Nea Kameni volcano island. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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Blue Star ferries leaving the caldera of Santorini. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
Blue Star ferries leaving the caldera of Santorini. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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The chapel of Agios Georgios at Imerovigli on Santorini island. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The chapel of Agios Georgios at Imerovigli on Santorini island. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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The Metamorfosi chapel in Oia village. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The Metamorfosi chapel in Oia village. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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The churches of Anastaseos and Spyridonos at Oia village. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The churches of Anastaseos and Spyridonos at Oia village. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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The clock tower in Oia village. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The clock tower in Oia village. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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A typical view of Oia village on Santorini. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
A typical view of Oia village on Santorini. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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The lonely lanes while the covid crisis in Oia village. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The lonely lanes while the covid crisis in Oia village. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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A proud cat in Oia village. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
A proud cat in Oia village. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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The rock fresco of the Artemidoros sanctuary on the ancient acropolis of Thira. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The rock fresco of the Artemidoros sanctuary on the ancient acropolis of Thira. (Photo: Tobias Schor... [info]
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View onto Kamari village and the JTR airport. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
View onto Kamari village and the JTR airport. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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The theatre of ancient Thira. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The theatre of ancient Thira. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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Giving a hand to our clients. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
Giving a hand to our clients. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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The church of Christos in Pyrgos village. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The church of Christos in Pyrgos village. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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A typical captain´s house in Pyrgos village on Santorini island. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
A typical captain´s house in Pyrgos village on Santorini island. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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The entrance hall to the castle of Pyrgos on Santorini. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The entrance hall to the castle of Pyrgos on Santorini. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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The church Agia Theodosia in Pyrgos village. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The church Agia Theodosia in Pyrgos village. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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The most photographed chapel in Oia.  (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The most photographed chapel in Oia. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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The Sphinx at covid times in Oia 2021. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The Sphinx at covid times in Oia 2021. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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The Sphinx at covid times in Oia 2021. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The Sphinx at covid times in Oia 2021. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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The village of Oia and Agios Georgios church. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The village of Oia and Agios Georgios church. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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An old captain´s house in Oia village. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
An old captain´s house in Oia village. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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The Agios Charalambos chapel in Emporio village. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The Agios Charalambos chapel in Emporio village. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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The modernized architecture of the Emporio castle. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The modernized architecture of the Emporio castle. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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The renovated houses in the centre of the Emporio castle. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The renovated houses in the centre of the Emporio castle. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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The Christo church in Emporio village. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The Christo church in Emporio village. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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The chapel of Agios Minas in front of the huge pumice quarry at Thira town. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The chapel of Agios Minas in front of the huge pumice quarry at Thira town. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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The part of old Thira town with Agios Minas church. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The part of old Thira town with Agios Minas church. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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An early Christian column at Perisa village. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
An early Christian column at Perisa village. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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The massive lavas of the red beach cinder cone in Akrotiri. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The massive lavas of the red beach cinder cone in Akrotiri. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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The chapel of Agios Nikolaos at Akrotiri. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The chapel of Agios Nikolaos at Akrotiri. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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The famous "red beach" with its cinder cone of an older volcano at Akrotiri village. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
The famous "red beach" with its cinder cone of an older volcano at Akrotiri village. (Photo: Tobias ... [info]
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Thyme in blossom.  (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
Thyme in blossom. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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A rare rhyolithe rock from Akrotiri. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
A rare rhyolithe rock from Akrotiri. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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A rare butterfly at our hotel at Akrotiri coast. (Photo: Tobias Schorr)
A rare butterfly at our hotel at Akrotiri coast. (Photo: Tobias Schorr) [info]
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