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Travel Blogs from Milopotas
Up for a tour, not quite sure what we are doing based on our tours to date. We found the tour location and walked to the pick up point. Tour bus not full for once and out first stop was a hill top with a monastery (bloody steps and hills), we then drove to a village called Pyrgos and I got half way up the steps, Pip took one for the team and got to the top, I meanwhile wandered down to the produce section and bought a sweet wine that is made in ...
... mountain to Ancient Thira (ruins date back to 17 BC)
Fira with the volcano views and markets (had to buy a shot glass for the collection of course)
Nicole's comments (all recorded for the journey)
Omnipresent Stavros (hotel owner, seen him everywhere on the island)
Mythos, Ouzo and cocktails
Crazy ass drivers
Santos wine tasting with ...
... to walk though some of the streets at ground level and got a real feel for the town. We went to the main square which is triangular in shape.We spent a great time there. It was not as large as Pompeii but very much older and in beautiful condition.
From there we returned to the main town of Fira, which sits upon the cliff top overlooking where we had anchored, though anchored isn't the correct word. The water is so deep here that the ship had to use its engines all day to ...
... night, Troy snoring :-( Anyway I got up and went early in the morning to take photos around Oia. I went back to some of my favourite spots and retook and retook photos, hopefully early morning with no shadows. I hope I got some better ones this time. I really didn’t feel up to it due to lack of sleep but only have a 2 days left here. It can be quite difficult here to try and get that ‘perfect’ shot because there are so many ...
... a popular area to hang out.
On my return, the others were ready to eat and so we returned to the beach and had a walk along before settling on a lovely restaurant overlooking the beach. We had a great meal whilst watching the Olympics and crashed into bed relatively early for us - Ios had taken it out of us!
We had been advised by friends and the owner of our place that quadbikes were the way to get around - so the next day we headed to the motor shop to see what ...