ΗΦΑΊΣΤΕΙΑ ΣΑΝΤΟΡΊΝΗ 2014 – THE 2014 SANTORINI VOLCANIC FIREWORKS FESTIVAL (IFESTIA)

Every year on a Sunday in late August the municipality of Santorini offers a spectacular show for all the island’s cliff side to see which takes place once a year as an honor to all the guests and travelers that visit our beautiful island. The show is named the ΗΦΑΊΣΤΕΙΑ (Ifestia) In direct view from Dana Villas the volcanic island in the middle of the caldera becomes the host for one of the most amazing fireworks show in Greece. During the late afternoon hours some explosions will be heard to notify guests all over the island to gather around the island’s cliff side & just a short time after the sunset the show begins. The show consists of enormous explosive fireworks and effects that will simulate volcanic smoke and lava flow. A wonderful and breathtaking show is an annual celebration not to be missed. A day all the island’s guests gather around the cliff side to watch the celebration and boats gather around the volcanic island from all the islands of our region to watch this spectacular display.

A breathtaking Photo, shot by Professional photographer George Ventouris. A big thank you George for allowing us to use this amazing photo that shows the magnitude of the explosions over the Volcanic Nea Kameni Island

Ventouris Photography

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The first explosions are heard and the first fireworks a launched. Following for the next hour a massive display of fireworks follows with explosions that can be heard up to many miles away and bounce around the cliff faces surrounding the 85 square mile caldera bay area. Apart from the Fireworks an impressive lava simulation effect took place that resembled a live volcano.

The quiet area of Firostefani and Dana Villas are a perfect location to enjoy the breathtaking show as the quietness and low light of the surrounding area in combination with the close proximity and panoramic view of the volcanic island offered our guests at our restaurant and on their balconies an experience not to be forgotten.

Following are some amateur photos shot from the Dana Villas Restaurant  of the breathtaking event last night.

Enjoy!!

Warning explosions are fired from the Volcanic island of Nea Kammeni a few times an hour. Our guests at Dana Villas have already visited our restaurant and await the show to begin. On th volcanic island there is a small smoke cloud visible from one of the warnig explosions

Maria, our restaurant’s waitress is opening a bottle of champagne for our guests to enjoy until the show begins

The show begins with the first fireworks launching.

The lava simulations has begun with bright red colours running down the volcnic island’s cliffs

Yacht’s boats and tour vessels have taken their spot arround the volcanic island and many of the boats are from all over our region of island’s to watch from a close distance the amazing 2014 ΗΦΑΙΣΤΕΙΑ festival.

The massive firework explosions soon beging with explosions that can be felt in Firostefani. Some of the firework explosions open up to more than 500meters over the volcanic island

Our guests are gathered at our restaurant’s balcony enjoing the breathtaking show.

As soon as the show finishes a second much smaller fireworks show begins in Firostefani over the cliffside hotels and in close proximity filling the firostefani sky with color.

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