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The seas are rough on the Aegean. Today we departed Naxos for Santorini. This leg of our journey was a 2.5 hr ferry ride. I get motion sick in the backseat of a taxi, so this was going to be an experience. I never travel without gravol and I also bought us sea bands (wrist bands that push on pressure points to prevent sea sickness), we also …
... and so it seems that many of the buses stop on their way to Fira/Thira.
We walked up the narrow streets of Fira heading to the top. We decided to eat at the restaurant at the top of the hill near where the cable cars going up and down to the harbor come up. The donkey's that are also used were coming past the restaurant with their bells ringing as they came past. No one seemed to be riding them. You could look over the edge of the path ...
... detail about Santorini, we took a stroll to the Main Street for lunch. Returning to the hotel for a much needed nap, we regrouped later in the night and went out for an awesome traditional Greek meal at 'Nikolas'. Tzatziki, eggplant dip, sagonaki, grilled octopus, pasticcio, Greek salad, roast lamb...hmmm maybe that was it?! Anyway, it was beautiful food, and a nice break from all the ...
... of dawn rises, we had to get up at 5.30am to hike from Thira to Oia. Here is a list of reactions we got when we told people we had done this: "You did WHAT?!" "But nobody does that! That must have taken you six hours!" "You must be crazy." "Tourists..." ">Insert Greek profanities here<" The island time ended with a bang of fireworks and us crashing a wedding... Not an uncommon activity for our family. We didn't get any cake, though. ...
... but the position if this place gives the intrepid traveller a 360 degree view of the island. ( There is also a Greek military establishment up there that houses much of the communication and radar facilities for the nation which, according to the warning sign which we ignored, puts out enough electro magnetic waves to cook a frozen chook in 3 minutes). But back to the monastery, we were standing at the locked entrance gate when an orthodox priest In full ...