Astir Thira Hotel
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free parking
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... is very different to Crete. Basically a tourist island (or group of islands) although there is some agriculture and of course fishing. When you come in by sea you don’t quite appreciate that the main island is quite big and beyond the cliffs with the bright white houses there is a normal living island and it’s not all fairyland.
But of course what people know about Santorini is the picturesque towns on ...
... and knew we wanted to save room for Baklava.
As we ordered dessert, Jeff decided to order Ouzo for all of us to drink. About that time, our waitress, whom we really enjoyed, brought us another ½ carafe of wine on the house. Then came the Ouzo and the Baklava. The Ouzo was terrible!! YUCK. I really don’t like licorice so no go for me. Then she brought another round of ouzo on the house. It was time to go, but then she brought a shot of one more ...
... get a 'taxi' in other parts of the world, the driver doesn't stop for a **** mid way home, while you are still on board (well hold that thought some of the Sydney taxis I have jumped into - this could have occurred). These things need to be considered in Santorini! Anyway Santorini, absolutely beautiful spot, the geology itself is extremely impressive. People also think that the fact that the houses are all uniform is also amazing. What is amazing is that at the start of ...
... poles have to be under the ground.In other parts of the island the structure and resources are stretched as more and more people come into the island. Electricity is brought in with diesal and is very expensive. there are opportunities here for modern technology of solar, wind and thermal electricity however, little seems to be done in this direction.
The architecture ...
... a beautiful town with a slightly different feel to Fira. I spent an hour taking in the vista from a lovely cafe where I had some greek yogurt and fruits. There are some beautiful villas and traditional houses perched along the caldera. Plenty of restaurants which require you to book to secure a table for dinner. My local bar became the Highlander scottish bar in Fira, which was run by a greek scottish family. Drinks were not cheap, with the cheapest being €4 a drink ...