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got a deal though by going on a rickety wooden boat that promised to take us
there and back but didn’t specify when we’d be leaving. After 15 minutes
sitting on the boat we could see over by the store front selling the tickets
the sleazy salesmen were hounding every tenderboat-load of new passengers
trying to get more people on our mini excursion. Finally when we were losing
patience and just about to get off and ask for a refund, they seemed ...
... 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 ...
... there were some red rocks, there were also a lot more grey rocks too. Slightly disappointed, we drove off to explore some of the smaller beaches over near Perissa. I was still driving at this point, and these roads were very fun! They were back roads that were nice and windy without very much traffic - awesome! We stopped in a little beach for a little bit, before Kyle drove us over to Perissa beach and we drove all the way along there. Perissa beach is also known as black ...
... at Perissa was a black sand beach because of the volcanic deposits.
The next day we went on a wine tasting tour of the island. Some of the wine was quite good (Boutari Winery is "export grade"), while some of it was not so good. But the wine tasting experiences were different from our normal Napa and Sonoma haunts, and thus they were great experiences. Some of the wine managed to jump into our suitcases for ...
... nobody is looking. They of course pull the tack or nail if anybody is watching. Personally I do not believe that these poor donkeys should be hauling a brunch of fat tourists up this steep stairs. The worst thing is these tourists think nothing of it, that this is a true greek experience, a memory. We think not, especially at 40 degrees.
That evening we went to Santorini Mou on the outskirts of Oia. A must do if ...