1864 The Sea Captain'S House
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- Continental Breakfast
- Airport Transportation
- Non-smoking hotel
- Free airport shuttle
- Concierge desk
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After another glorious breakfast on the deck and reading our lessons we set out for the other major village on the island, Oia. Oia is the place that everyone talks about, where the best Santorini pictures are taken, the highest end hotels reside, the most expensive restaurants live. Rick Steve's and Frommers both say to stay here. All the tour buses end up in Oia. It's on the end of the island setup perfectly for the most killer photogenic sunsets in ...
... cats and kittens are every where! I had to meet my tour at 11am, and we started our day at the prehistoric settlement of Akrotiri in Thira. The excavation started in 1967 by the Archaeological society of Athens and is still in progress.They are slowly removing the large deposits of volcanic material covering the prehistoric city and finding new artifacts everyday. Over thirty buildings have been located in the ...
... dozen marble columns lining the front gave us a really good idea of the scale of this ancient marketplace. We walked around the rest of the ruins with a new found appreciation for what it would have looked like in 400 BC or so.
At the top of the hill in the Agora was the Temple of Hephaestus and it was a much more complete ruin that we had seen so far so it provided us with an awesome example (or closer at least) of what these religious buildings would have looked ...
... even more disappointed in me than I already felt myself.
We made it to our hostel and when we arrived we checked in and had a bit of a nap. Well I did Briony went for a walk and found herself some tzaziki and some pretzels and had herself an afternoon snack. That night we went to a cocktail bar and watched the sun setting over the coast down beside the volcano in the bay. We had a few drinks and a history lesson of Santorini and how it was formed, all the ...
4x4 day!! Hired us some sweet 50cc motor bikes for island exploration. After having instructions on - red roads yes, yellow roads ok white roads no - we Headed to a beach on the far side of the island. About 10mins in - bikes were struggling big time, almost decided to take the back and exchange until we realised the road ran out... Turned to dirt and only then we figured this was one of those white road no go zones - whips! Back on track we made it ...