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... there too overlooking the water and on one side was an apartment complex with each unit having its own swimming pool. It was hard to figure out the room configuration unless they were built partly into the hill, they were certainly very attractive though. It was a great place to stop, and they were advertising something like ‘the best sunset view’ but we saw a lot of those signs too. Then it was driving a bit further round so ...
... to grow... too windy to grow as a vine, so they twist the vines into a wreath like circle so that they can produce their crop close to the ground.
We drove through the outcrop of houses dotted here and there and soon came to the little village of Oia. This is a new destination for us... not been here before... woweee... Blue domes, blue sky and blue blue sea... and most of the houses are white.
The views truly are breathtaking and you can't seem ...
... begin your decent. (I am describing the way down so I don’t tire you out with the task of getting back to the top!) The stairs are many, narrow, steep and winding without a railing. You come to a small platform and you cross into a small area that has some lounge chairs and a small pool. You cross this area where you find more stairs but this time you are going up until you come to another small gate which is the entrance to the door to ...
... down dale. Being built effectively on the side of a mountain does make for a lot of ups and downs.
To cut a long story short (because it’s late and I’m tired) there we ‘volcano’ celebrations on for it being the last Sunday in summer. This ultimately consisted of some not-too-exciting fireworks launched from the volcano itself - but the view itself is so spectacular during the daylight hours, it would take ...
... With a blue roof and bells ... Not much of a clue as they all have blue roof and bells!
Eventually we met up and had a leisurely breakfast at one of the many cafés that have magnificent views over the caldera. It was great, just taking our time and catching up re several 'Cappuccino Freddo' (iced coffees).
The plan was just to jump on the local bus and check things out. We travelled until we got to Pyrgos, which is one of ...