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Santorini, what a beautiful place. It would be up there with one of the best spots we've been too. We spent 5 nights here with 3 at Hotel Afroessa and the remaining 2 at Hotel Katerina. We arrived on the first morning flight to the island, watching the sun rise over distant islands. Blurry eyed and tired we somehow grabbed a taxi and were …
Such a lovely place.
The island is the site of one of the largest volcanic eruptions in recorded history: the Minoan eruption (sometimes called the Thera eruption), which occurred some 3600 years ago at the height of the Minoan civilization. The eruption left a large caldera surrounded by volcanic ash deposits hundreds of metres deep and ...
... There are the two volcanic
islands Nea Kameni and Paela Kameni, and finally the smallest island
Aspronisi. The caldera consists of the space in the sea between all of
the Santorini islands. The Caldera view is breathtaking magnificent.
Our shuttle picked us up and brought us to the new port of Thira where we embarked on a boat adventure. We stared with a hike up Nea Kameni the biggest of the volcanic ...
... It is the oldest monumental sculpture in Europe. We are amazed at the size of the rocks and how they must have been moved, carried up this hill and lifted into place. When we reach the top of the hill the view is extensive. We can understand the choice of this place as a fortification and city. When return to the car park, it seems choked with tour buses and cars. We arrived and left at the right time. Drivers are circling for a place to park. We wend our way between haphazardly ...
... out in the end- they are from Iasi too.
Ioana had lamb klaftiki, I had stakanakaoauski something (like long meatballs in tomato stew). Of course free ouzo at the end too. On the way home we paid our last visit to the greek bakery, to say goodbye. I got a photo with the owner- he was very happy and gave us some free biscuits. YUM but soooo full right now, gonna explode. Just waiting for our transfer to the airport now. See you in Athens!