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... edge where
I could look down the steep cliff. When
we approached the top, we could hear the donkey man coming up behind us (his
donkey had bells and he had a whip) Suddenly the donkeys we were on took off
like they were racing and mine kept trying to squeeze between two others while
my legs got squashed in a donkey sandwich. It was the most terrifying while
still managing to be fun experience of my life! When the donkey man called out something all
... 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.
... some drinks on our balcony whilst watching the sun set. It was so beautiful ! Just after the sun went down there was applause from the hotels around the cliff side - very surprising. This was our last holiday place before returning home, the sun has come out and it's so great we don't want to leave ..... (any Greek airport/Olympic Air pilots please note strike request for Sat & Sun)
... had gone further than we wanted to turn back from. It was also getting close to 5pm so we decided to return the jeep and look around the city before taking the tender. We had had a great time in the jeep and well and truly had our moneys worth.
As has often been the way, we arrived just as Philip’s group did, purely by chance as we had out car until 7pm and they had the bikes until 6pm. We walked with them through the city then we set off to walk ...
... dicht geslipte haventje kijken en onze reis voorzetten. We gaan naar Pirgos, ook zo'n chora-plaatsje met een kasteel boven op de berg, dat prachtig gerestaureerd wordt, en toch zeer authenthiek blijft. We gaan naar Ancient Thira, ook aan de oostkust, maar daar moeten we 500 mt omhoog met de auto de berg op en vervolgens te voet naar het klooster. Het is drie uur, we snakken naar een duik in de ...