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We set off remarkably early today for our great excursion to SANTORINI- paradise!
The boat was crowded but we found a place to sit and stretch out a bit to nap. On board breakfast consisted of tea and spanakopita (yum- My favorite!)
Our professor had the unique idea to give us a final on the ship- a ...
... was now nearly empty to catch the first bus of the morning to get us into the metro underground area.
Two metro changes and about 9 stops later and we popped out at Piraeus port, obviously too early this morning for strange guys and kids playing accordions! Our ferry was easy to spot, Pier E7, a great big Blue Star ferry right in front of us. Dawn had broken en route and it wasn't raining...all was good in the Robinson ...
... blue and yellow chairs and white stone washed walls. We bought a drink just so that we could sit and enjoy the view. We took quite a few photos there before finding a bakery and having lunch. After that we headed back to our hotel to freshen up and get all our camera gear ready to take to Oia so that we could take more amazing sunset photos.
We managed to find our way to Oia without getting lost and found ...
... too much. Plan B saw us driving to Fira, the main town, to officially start our exploration of the island. At that stage we had not eaten yet, so the first stop was breakfast at a local café. We thought it was ok, but in hindsight we could have done better. As we would discover over the next few days, Greek food is amazing!
After breakfast we strolled the streets of Fira. The streets were still empty as the countless shops and restaurants gradually opened ...
... t get run over by the buses, trucks, cars, quad bikes and scooters all sharing the narrow streets with pedestrians.
Caught a local bus to Oia - great ride along the cliff tops. Oia situated at the northern end of the island much the same as Fira but with a different outlook and stunning views.
We have been truly blessed with great weather while here - warm and sunny with cooling wind on edge of cliffs.
Walked home and enjoyed the rest ...