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Just a quick 45 minute flight from Athens, and we arrived in Santorini. I quickly understand why people say you can't truly appreciate the beauty of the island unless you are here.
Santorini is a giant volcano. The volcano is still active, and the last eruption was in 1950, causing an earthquake that destroyed many villages on the island …
Fantastic day! We slept in and lazed around happily in the morning. We were as lazy as the Greek cats.
We travelled via a cable car down to the old port in Fira to pick up a 'pirate looking ship'. The tour consisted of a sail around the volcano, hike up to the volcano, and a swim in a natural hot springs. And of course, watching the …
... hill and we were instantly blown away by the beauty of the town. The
sun was shining; the waves down below were glistening and dotted among the
whitewashed houses were little blue domes. It was so Greek! We spent the
morning wandering around the alley ways and snapping tons of photos. We went
into a little bakery and bought the traditional Greek specialty dessert,
baklava. You haven’t quite lived until trying baklava; its flaky filo pastry
... island, and created the current geological caldera. A giant central, rectangular lagoon, which measures about 12 by 7 km (7.5 by 4.3 mi), is surrounded by 300 m (980 ft) high, steep cliffs on three sides. The main island slopes downward to the Aegean Sea. On the fourth side, the lagoon is separated from the sea by another much smaller island called Therasia; the lagoon ...
... the gas station, as we only had a quarter of a tank left. 10€ later and Kyle now more comfortable with the Greek traffic rules (or lack thereof) we headed to the supermarket to pick up some supplies for lunch. It was now my turn to drive for a bit (yay!) as it was the uphill portion - the brakes on the bike were a bit dodgy, I mean they worked perfectly fine, once you had pulled on the handle hard enough to make them work, and I apparently didn't have quite enough ...