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Fira in Santorini, Thera Municipality, Greece — Aegean Islands (Cyclades)
 

Santorini Cable Car

 
 
Santorini Cable Car Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 21, 2011
1. Santorini Cable Car Marker
Inscription.
IΔPYMA
ΛOYΛAΣ KAI EYAΓΓEΛOY NOMIKOY
TEΛEΦEPIK ΣANTOPINH Σ
ΔΩPEA TOY IΔPYTH
ΣTIΣ 14 KOINOTHTEΣ TOY NHΣIOY

Loulas and Evangelos Nomikos
Foundation
Santoriniís Cable Car
Gift of the founder to the 14 communities of the island

 
Erected 1979 by Loulas and Evangelos Nomikos
Foundation.
 
Location. 36° 25.232′ N, 25° 25.824′ E. Marker is in Fira, Thera Municipality, in Santorini. Marker can be reached from the intersection of the Santorini Cable Car Station and Pyrgos-Fira Rd. when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is accessible to pedestrians only, on the wall outside the upper entrance to the cable car system, off Pyrgos-Fira Road and approximately 1,000 feet above the shoreline station in Gialos village below. Marker is in this post office area: Fira, Thera Municipality 84700, Greece.
 
Also see . . .
1. Santorini Cable Car. (Submitted on June 11, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. Santorini. (Submitted on June 11, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
3. Minoan Eruption. (Submitted on June 11, 2011, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
Santorini Cable Car, upper station image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 21, 2011
2. Santorini Cable Car, upper station

 
Additional keywords. Philanthropy; Gialos; Thera; Thira; Greek Θήρα; Akrotiri; Cyclades; Greece
 
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The narrow streets of Fira lead toward the cable car station image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 21, 2011
3. The narrow streets of Fira lead toward the cable car station
View from the forward cable car toward Nea Kameni Island in the Santorini Lagoon image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 21, 2011
4. View from the forward cable car toward Nea Kameni Island in the Santorini Lagoon
- an active volcano formed since the ancient explosion of the super volcano associated with the destruction of the Minoan civilization and the legend of Atlantis.
View from the cable car toward Fira village, perched on the high crest of Santorini mountain image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 21, 2011
5. View from the cable car toward Fira village, perched on the high crest of Santorini mountain
Cable cars asending from the lower station image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 21, 2011
6. Cable cars asending from the lower station
Old fortifications on the mountainside near the lower cable car station image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 21, 2011
7. Old fortifications on the mountainside near the lower cable car station
The ancient donkey trail, adjacent to the modern cable car run image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 21, 2011
8. The ancient donkey trail, adjacent to the modern cable car run
The cable car line from the crest to the lower station (painted white) on the waterfront below Fira image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 21, 2011
9. The cable car line from the crest to the lower station (painted white) on the waterfront below Fira
- note the schooner Thalassa, tied up at the wharf.
Santarini lagoon (a water-filled caldera) with the islands Therasia and Nea Kameni image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 21, 2011
10. Santarini lagoon (a water-filled caldera) with the islands Therasia and Nea Kameni
and two cruise ships at anchor in view from Fira. (Aspronisi and Palaea Kaimena islands are out of sight, to the left and center rear.)
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 811 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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