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Travel Blogs from Oia
... that none of the toilets can handle toilet paper - this definitely took some getting used to. But enough with the history lesson, onto the exciting stuff! We settled in pretty early and decided to spend the day in Oia, which is the picturesque town that shows up on all postcards. We went for a snorkel and swim in Amoudi Bay, and Josh had a ton of fun diving off the cliffs. We then walked a billion stairs back up and had perfect front row seats to ...
... the Tarmac to the transit bus. It's 8:30 in the morning and already 30 degrees. I really don't know how we are going to cope when we finally get home to a very cold Melbourne. We have not had to many days under 25 while we have been away for the past 11 weeks. The hotel is perfectly located in the centre of old Athens, known as Plaka. I was expecting the Athens to be a little more cosmopolitan, it is anything but. The first thing I notice is how much graffiti there is and then the ...
... in the most unfortunate place but we fixed it!
-off road on beach Plaga, Mikri, Kastraki
-awesome cove restaurant, lit up, drinks, romantic
-got dropped up with this guy's uncles place
-he let me eat his cherry tomatoes
-black beaches of Perissa
-Oia for sunset, the best
-more of the southern beaches, monestary, red beach, Akrotiri, light house
-Steve took two ...
... War, Celts and severed heads, strange Victorian era names and etiquette, the first four King Georges, a song listing the English monarchs from William the Conquerer to Elizabeth II, among other videos :P They were all very entertaining, educational and funny, so I recommend looking them up :P
Ultimate cultural experience of the day: visiting the Oia Maritime Museum.
On Monday 9 April, we went out for breakfast and got really nice omelettes. A woman at the next ...
... there were Greek people eating there. Certainly not on the touristy scale of Fisherman’s Wharf in SF, but it’s something you do.
Admittedly, I’ve always wanted to be one of those people that can eat a whole fish (vs. a filet), but there’s something about the head, tail and all the bones that I just have a problem with (I know, can't help it) but I was determined to have fresh fish instead of frozen calamari. I ...