What does legend say about why ancient Greek buildings were white?

Why are homes in Greece painted white?

To revolt against the rulers, the Greeks started painting the houses with ecological paint of white later adding up the blue. … It translates to “Freedom or Death.” The white paint also gives bioclimatic benefits by keeping the houses cooler in the scorching heat of Greece. The Cycladic islands followed the trend.

Why do Greek churches have blue domes?

Once in Santorini, the painted arches and blue domes are sure to catch your attention, since they perfectly match the blue sky with the backdrop of the caldera and the Aegean Sea. Blue is a significant color for the Greeks as it reflects the color of their seas and skies and of their everyday life.

How does Santorini stay so white?

The White Houses of Greece and the Greek Islands

Staying inside the house can be torturous if a dark house’s paint attracts and absorbs the relentless sunlight more than it must. The solution was to paint the houses a bright white that reflects all colors, and thus repulses the sunlight’s heat as much as possible.

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