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The most charming blue-domed churches in Santorini

The most charming blue-domed churches in Santorini
12 Jul 2023

Whether you consider yourself a spiritual person or not, there is something special about visiting sacred places during your trip. There are an infinite number of chapels in Santorini, and it’s fair to say that all will dazzle their visitors with eye-catching beauty and distinctive charm, making them so much more than justplaces of worship. Here, we’ve gathered the most beautiful blue-domed churches in Santorini that are well worth a visit even if you only have a few hours free in your hands.

Agios Anastasi Church

Known from many classic Santorini postcards, this quintessential Orthodox church seems to rise like a dream at the edge of the caldera (if you want to learn more about the origin of this breathtaking formation, click HERE). Located in Oia, the second biggest town in Santorini, Agios Anastasi dates back to the second half of the 19th century. To have a look at this beauty, take the Nik. Nomikou pedestrian road and then turn left at the pathway just before Patisserie Medevio.

agios anastasi church oia

Agios Spiridonas Church

Agios Spiridonas is the sister church of Agios Anastasi, sitting right next to it at the rim of the caldera. It was erected two years after its neighbour. Due to its elevated location, the church offers breathtaking views of the shimmering Aegean sea and the tiny islets below. You’ll find it at the western part of Oia, south of the main promenade that runs through the town from the direction of the caldera.

agios spiridonas church oia

Agios Gerasimos Orthodox Church

Agios Gerasimos should be an essential stop of your Santorini visit. This gorgeous ecclesiastical structure can be reached off the west coast of the island, in the sleepy village of Firostefani. It’s one of the most photographed spots in Santorini, so it’s best if you take off early in the morning to get clear snaps of this famous sight.

agios gerasimos firostefani

Agiou Theodorou Church

The quant traditional settlement of Firostefani boasts another spectacular blue-domed church, dedicated to Saint Theodore. Also known as the church with the three bells, this sacred attraction is situated in the last street of the village. Once there, you’ll be dazzled by the sweeping vistas.
Let’s just say, standing at the cliff side overlooking the vast blue water is something you will never forget.
For more charming Santorini villages, visit our earlier 
blog post.

agiou theodorou church firostefani

The Church of Panagia Platsani

Without a doubt, the Church of Panagia Platsani is the most well-known church in Oia. It is located in the heart of the town, right at the main square. You won’t be able to miss it. Be sure to take a moment to admire the intricate mosaic work embedded into the pavement, which depicts an anchor and three dolphins along with elaborate ancient Greek inscriptions

panagia platsani

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