PANAGIA PLATSANI, OIA
The original church was built in the walls of the Castle of Oia (which is now no more than rocky outcrop usually filled at sunset with people watching the famous sunsets of Oia). However, in July 1956, Santorini was hit by a terrible earthquake which destroyed both church and castle.
Afterwards it was decided to rebuild the church higher in the village centre as the land is more stable here. The church is just about as typically Greek as you can imagine with whitewashed walls, a cobalt blue dome and an arched, open bell tower.
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