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The next day we arrived on the island of Santorini. Since
Santorini has no large port we had to anchor out in a bay and disembark via
tenderboats. (small boats that hold about 50 people) It was quite an operation,
getting 3800 people off a boat and onto an island. We could see the capital
city (but more like village) of Fira at the top of the steep mountain perched
on the edge of the cliffs. The only ways up were a cable car and a small switch-back-y
... island, and created the current geological caldera. A giant central, rectangular lagoon, which measures about 12 by 7 km (7.5 by 4.3 mi), is surrounded by 300 m (980 ft) high, steep cliffs on three sides. The main island slopes downward to the Aegean Sea. On the fourth side, the lagoon is separated from the sea by another much smaller island called Therasia; the lagoon ...
... them was some sort of tomato sauce you'd expect to have on pasta. The rest of our day was spent poolside as we admired everything around us. We drove to Oia for dinner. Had delicious Greek food again, stuffed tomatoes, greek salad, souvlaki and burger filled with cheese. We are back at our hotel now admiring the sunset and looking forward to another day on this amazing island tomorrow.
... to it over the rocks so we just enjoyed it from afar. The next stop was the southern lighthouse. The ride was intimidating as it seemed we would be blown clear of our ATV due to the violet wind. It kicked up sand and rocks that pelted us as if to deter us from our destination. Nevertheless we made it and we were rewarded amazing views of the Caldera and the volcano at the center of this island.
... keeping me from experiencing all we had planned, the thought never crossed my (Ward's) mind to leave her while she felt so icky. No, we won't get to see Oia. But if it was me lying there, pleading with her to go and have fun, she would never have left me. That said, I did have to run out a couple of times, mainly to grab some more water (got to keep her hydrated!) and a gyro to bring back to the room. The ...