This special settlement is built in a ravine five kilometers long. The amazing people of Santorini made their houses on the ravine walls. Using a smear made from volcanic soil they constructed roofs which stand by themselves with no support. It is an opportunity to admire the practicality of the locals who were sheltered in the ‘yposkafa’ (dwellings carved in the rock). And, for sure, don’t forget to walk up to Panagia Trypa to light a candle! Tip: In Mesa Gonia you can see whatever was left from the earthquake of 1956. The ‘kanaves’ (cellars) reveal the commercial power that Santorini had as a wine production center.