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Post-orogenic extension in the Aegean Sea has produced several metamorphic domes. Some domes (“b-type”) are elongated perpendicular to the main N-S direction of extension, and they correspond to the exhumation of the middle crust along north-dipping detachments. The example of Tinos shows the progressive localization of deformation from the initial boudinage at all scales to the formation of brittle structures at the tips of boudins and the selection of one of those, which becomes the main detachment. The progressive deformation leading to strain localization is described alongside the P-T-t evolution and the role of fluid circulation. The second type of...

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