What is Cycladic architecture?
Likewise, what is a Cycladic house?
Cycladic houses are usually orientated to the southeast in order to benefit from natural light, while their walls are painted white and have a thickness of 60-80cm meant to provide protection from the strong winds and extreme heat.
Furthermore, what are buildings in Santorini made of? The main building materials are, of course, volcanic which are abundant thanks to the well-known volcano; volcanic dust, black igneous rock, red rock and pumice stone. Two basic architectural characteristics of the island are the domes and the cave houses, whose construction is easy and inexpensive.
Also question is, what does Cyclades mean?
kl?diːz/; Greek: Κυκλάδες [kikˈlaðes]) are an island group in the Aegean Sea, southeast of mainland Greece and a former administrative prefecture of Greece. The name refers to the islands around ("cyclic", κυκλάς) the sacred island of Delos.
Why are the buildings in Santorini white?
The white color reflects the biggest part of the dazzling light, preventing the houses from getting warm and that was a basic goal of the traditional architecture. Making the houses heat resistant, the summers are much more tolerable and pleasant.