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Photo by Owen Tyler

Road to Thera Village

If you'll look real close at those brown piles left of the road, you can determine that they are actually grape vines. They are very unusual to Americans because this isn't the way we grow grapes at all; but yet they are familiar because that is the form we buy from craft stores as bases for our wreaths! On Santorini they grow their grapes twined in circles on the ground to for two reasons. The ground hugging form has less surface area exposed to the dehydrating winds, and it is also in position to utilize any moisture that is present in the ground. I'll never look at another grape-vine door wreath without thinking of Santorini.

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Page last updated on May 5, 2000.