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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 ...
... and a glass of wine. However, once that was gone, we weren't ready to leave the view. So another glass of wine. And another. Ok, one more. We just couldn’t get enough of the view, or the local white wine. We saw a restaurant just down the hill from us called Seagull, and decided to make one last stop there.
At Seagulls, we continued with another glass of white wine, and fried zucchini. Again, we had the place almost to ourselves – I think ...
... etc.) and Tzatziki at a terrace restaurant back in Fira with a great view of the Agean.
Following lunch, Danny and I embarked on what will surely be our biggest adventure/challenge/achievement of this trip in Greece: a 10 km hike from Fira to Oia (tip of Santorini island, facing west) to see the sunset and the famous blue-domed, white buildings everyone imagines when someone says Santorini. The hike was taxing, but wholly enjoyable as ...
... 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 ...