Travel Blogs from Santorini, Greece

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Lava...  Brilliant., Santorini, Greece travel blog

Lava... Brilliant.

A travel blog entry by marktjhung

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... views, great people, relaxing on bizarre black volcanic rock beaches and, occasionally, just one too many drinks. Santorini? Brilliant. After a shaky start, Greece has finally delivered and ended on a high. So, to the top 5. In all honesty, ...

Ferry to the island of Santorini, Santorini, Greece travel blog

Ferry to the island of Santorini

A travel blog entry by jonmatters

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... that there weren't any white and blue buildings in Greece up to this point. When I saw pictures of Santorini, I realized the pictures I’ve seen of Greece must have all been from the islands. Still, upon traveling there, it still wasn’t like ...

Greece PART II - Santorini, Fira, Greece travel blog

Greece PART II - Santorini

A travel blog entry by cristinaw

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Mmmm... on the 4th and 5th day of the tour, I was taken to the beautiful island Santorini. :] This island gives a very good impression on visitors from afar, as the ship approaches the port. The white color of the houses comes into view through the ...

Ahhhh, Santorini, Santorini, Greece travel blog

Ahhhh, Santorini

A travel blog entry by danly

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... and hot sun.  May be that is why the wine is so bad! Ly and I knew that being a volcanic island, the beaches of Santorini would be black sand beaches but I guess I still didn’t have an idea of just how ugly that would look!  Having being ...

Spectacular Views, Santorini, Greece travel blog

Spectacular Views

A travel blog entry by danly

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... old with narrow streets and whitewashed walls.  Most of the shops were touristy and sold mostly jewellery and clothes.  Santorini is a favourite with cruise ships and when there is a cruise ship docked, the town is noticeably busier with lots ...

Relaxing in the Cyclades, Ios, Paros, Naxos, Santorini, Greece travel blog

Relaxing in the Cyclades

A travel blog entry by aussierach

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... then hitting the town for some dancing at night. We even got offered jobs at the bar! We then travelled on to Santorini, which is exceptionally beautiful. The island roughly forms a circle of high cliffs surrounding the "caldera", a sea-filled crater ...

Life on the edge of a super volcano, Santorini, Greece travel blog

Life on the edge of a super volcano

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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... of human ingenuity and a joy to see - the bizarre combination making for a truly unique Greek islands experience. Fira is Santorini's capital, located on the eastern rim of the main island. At this time of year it's a delightful jumble of ...

Santorini, Santorini, Greece travel blog

Santorini

A travel blog entry by meganandkevin

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Where Mykonos is perfect for chilling on the beach and strolling through the white washed town, Santorini is full of stimulating activities and has a much more vibrant character. It is only half the size that it once was due to a long history of violent ...

On to Santorini, Santorini, Greece travel blog

On to Santorini

A travel blog entry by madman96

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A little more beach time in the morning and Katie gave away our floatie to an Italian family who didn't understand what we were doing and thought Katie was trying to take advantage of them... after much apprehension the kid finally realized it was hers ...

Aegean Sea Islands, part II: Santorini, Santorini, Greece travel blog

Aegean Sea Islands, part II: Santorini

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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... , that Plato described.  What we do know is that, like Knossos, advanced Minoan civilizations thrived, then disappeared on Santorini because of the eruption (see mural photograph).  These civilizations would have been distant memories to Plato's ...

Cabs and coughs., Santorini, Greece travel blog

Cabs and coughs.

A travel blog entry by itsem

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... we would sit somewhere high up and look down at the water (cough cough), stunning views. I picked myself up a bit of a reputation on Santorini, there is a queue for Cabs and you just wait along the side of the road till the cab shows up. So we had ...

Our first stop in the Aegean, Santorini, Greece travel blog

Our first stop in the Aegean

A travel blog entry by gr8escape

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... bus schedules and rent a car - but by the time we got to Athens, our patience was spent and the overnight boat for Santorini left in 2 hours. Perfect. We got on board and quickly scoped out the Canadians (there are a lot of Canadians here); the ...

HAPPY MOTHERS DAY !!!!!!!!!!!, Santorini, Greece travel blog

HAPPY MOTHERS DAY !!!!!!!!!!!

A travel blog entry by scootergal

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... unsuccessfully to get brochures about other islands from several so-called travel agents - they don't have brochures on other islands, only Santorini. In fact, they don't have any brochures on any other country and they can only book you a flight if you ...

Exploring Santorini Island, ThÝra, Greece travel blog

Exploring Santorini Island

A travel blog entry by jeffsadventures

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... on vacation! I had to endure a broken down plane in New York and missed connections in both London and Athens, but I made it to Santorini Island something like 28 hours later.  I can also add "slept in Athens airport" to my travel resume.   ...

Scooter heaven, Santorini, Greece travel blog

Scooter heaven

A travel blog entry by scootergal

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... crowded. Just below our perch a sunset wedding was taking place and as it has always been my girlfriends dream to have a Santorini wedding, I just thought I would rub salt into her wounds with this photo. Tip #19 When viewing the sunset in May, ...

Santorini: descent into the caldera, Santorini, Greece travel blog

Santorini: descent into the caldera

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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... better visit the Prehistory Museum and check out some of the details from various volcano-addled peoples resident on Santorini throughout time. Basically it's a showcase of Minoan relics sourced from their ancient settlement of Akrotiri, buried ...

Call that a tour, Santorini, Greece travel blog

Call that a tour

A travel blog entry by scootergal

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... " gremlin kicked in again this morning. We packed up and headed to Fira to get the Volcano and Hot Springs tour before leaving Santorini to destinations as yet unknown. Three more travel agents in Fira could not give me any further ideas how to get off ...

Hail from Atlantis er...  Santorini, Santorini, Greece travel blog

Hail from Atlantis er... Santorini

A travel blog entry by tavini

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... we found out, is still active and creates enough steam on certain days to envelop the whole island in a deep fog. Nowadays Santorini is thus a gigantic ring of jagged rocks about 3-500 meters tall around a deep blue caldera, and crowned with a ...

Greek Island #3 - Thira (Santorini), Santorini, Greece travel blog

Greek Island #3 - Thira (Santorini)

A travel blog entry by clintonb

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... on every ferry i've hopped onto so far haha, so i went over and chatted to him for a while. Upon arriving at Santorini (actual name 'Thira'). It was so beautiful just rocking up with the gigantic crater cliffs surrounding all around you, as it we ...

Santorini Sunsets and Sights., Santorini, Greece travel blog

Santorini Sunsets and Sights.

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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... view. We shared an appetiser of Greek grilled vegetables then both had grilled swordfish and of course some wonderful Santorini red wine - amazing!   Locals say of their island "On Santorini there are more Donkeys than inhabitants, ...

Celebrating and Sunbaking... more Greek Islands, Naxos and Santorini, Greece travel blog

Celebrating and Sunbaking... more Greek Islands

A travel blog entry by mightylongway

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... Getaway reporters enjoying it but in the end our expectations were exceeded (although Katrina Rowntree always gets the best hotels!). Santorini today is a result of a volcanic eruption in what was once the middle of the island around 3000 years ago. The ...

Santorini at last!!, Santorini, Greece travel blog

Santorini at last!!

A travel blog entry by scootergal

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... back in our packs. Apart from getting on the wrong boat (and then hurriedly switching to the right one) the trip to Santorini on the SuperFast Ferry was uneventful. There were very few backpackers on board and it seemed to be mostly locals going home ...

Santorini...This place is Paradise, Santorini, Greece travel blog

Santorini...This place is Paradise

A travel blog entry by romero

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So this morning, we finally arrived in Santorini - managing to get off at the Correct island this time! Santorini is absolutely GORGEOUS!!! It was formed from a volcano, and it is a very steep, mountainous island, with absolutely beautiful views of the ...

Santorini, Santorini, Greece travel blog

Santorini

A travel blog entry by tommy

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... were black (or red in the case of the aptly named 'Red Beach') which is something I was not expecting. Geologically, Santorini is very different to the other islands I visited giving it a completely different feel. We visited the pre-historic city of ...

Santorini, Santorini, Greece travel blog

Santorini

A travel blog entry by jag

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We had a stunning boat ride past the cliffs with the bright white town of Santorini stretching along the ridge. We then really hit the jackpot in Santorini with our choice of studio, which was located on the black sands of Kamari beach. The place was ...

To Santorini and beyond..., Santorini, Greece travel blog

To Santorini and beyond...

A travel blog entry by lozdotcom

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... I stayed at Perissa Beach at the youth hostel Anna. It was clean and fine for the night. Had a few good feeds whilst on Santorini. We didn't make it to Thira or Oia, the 2 main villages with the best views of the sunsets. We were absolutely buggered ...

Santorini, Santorini, Greece travel blog

Santorini

A travel blog entry by caldrich

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yesterday morning was quite a trip, but we made it here to santorini. i guess i should have remembered mine and durham's travel advice from our dutch friend saskia that 'it will all work out and you shouldn't worry about anything'. we got on the ...

The Greek Islands, Santorini, Greece travel blog

The Greek Islands

A travel blog entry by akopplin

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... the sun goes down. It's a little strange not having a fully packed day, but it will be nice. Tomorrow I catch a ferry from Santorini to Athens, and then a flight from Athens to Barcelona. As for the camping, it is going really well. The tent we bought ...

Stepping up in Santorini!, Santorini, Greece travel blog

Stepping up in Santorini!

A travel blog entry by roamingfree

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... nice guy.....no catch! We decided to relax the whole budget thing for a few days as an early birthday present.....I mean, this is Santorini, so a little bit special, we felt - it has been on my "bucket list" for decades!  I know this sounds bad, but ...

The absolute best island, Santorini, Greece travel blog

The absolute best island

A travel blog entry by cauterize

... hours which was ridiculous. I am definitely coming back. I would say so far that the ultimate romantic trip would be just Myknonos and Santorini. But we heard rumors it is massively expensive to stay on Santorini. Time for Andrew to win that ...

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