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Travel Blogs from Oia
... back and forth up to the town. Upon closer inspection we realized
the small path was actually a donkey taxi zone. Tens of donkeys were making
their way up the hill with tourists perched on their backs! We saw a dude at
the base of the hill with a sign reading “Donkey Station” and we were so amused
we decided that HAD to be our way up. First though, we decided to go visit the
picturesque village of Oia, which all the expensive excursions were ...
... to the sea in two places, in the northwest and southwest. The caldera being 400m deep makes it possible for all but the largest ships to anchor anywhere in the protected bay; there is also a newly built marina in Vlychada on the southwestern coast. The principal port is called Athinias. The capital, Fira, clings to the top of the cliff looking down on the lagoon.
This morning we got up and had breakfast at a decent time as we and something awesome planned - we were going to spend the day exploring the island on quads/atvs/4-wheelers (from here on called quads)! We rented our quad from one of the many stores in Oia for a grand total of 30€, including the third party insurance (no first party available,nut that's why we have travel insurance right!?). Armed with a map and some advice from the guy at the hostel, we headed to our ...
... spontaneous applause that springs up from some small gaggle of tourists that then spreads across this edge of town. I tell you all of this about Santorini because our home here is perfectly situated to watch above one of those narrow paths. Our rooftop terrace, which we used for barbequing and dining, was the perfect vantage point, as I think you will see from the accompaning photos.
Because folks want to build ...
... since they stole the car back, they would never admit to our property being in there). So don't rent from Vazeos!
Other than the way the day started we had a great time. We started by having breakfast at Mama's Place in Fira. Great food, decent prices, nice restaurant, and of course Mama. The girls all seemed to like the waiter.Even my wife was saying something about "eye candy". Mama was in Crete on this day, so ...