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We are the entire day at sea, however, the day or blog space, I would Iike to dedicate to the restaurant manager, Hans, from Germany. Now we have met many folk on our travels but none more so than my man Hans. Worked his way up to restaurant Manager after 40 years on cruise ships. He has been engaged/proposed to 5 times, each one broken off as then wanted him to leave the cruise business, he refused, its ...
... that well. However, we did find one cute,
wild camp by a tiny church, which was part of a pilgrim walking route.
we figured out where to wait for the ferry in Trieste, we had long
night vigil in the truck car park, waiting to load for a 4.30am start.
It was noisy, but an eye opener watching the huge volume of trucks
lining up to travel to various ports in Italy or Greece. Loading the boat was
exciting, as we were directed ...
Got to ferry terminal at 5.30am as stated on confirmation to obtain tickets from kiosk, couldn't find kiosk at first finally did, boarded ferry and departed at 7.00am, thought it was a 41/2 hour trip WRONG 7 hours, finally got to Oia and totally blown away, absolutely sensational, photos can't described the scenery. Had quick Greek salad for lunch then came back to room and had a rest. Ate dinner at Ochre Restaurant which is right on the tip of Oia ...
... to check that out. After a short hike over a small hill we were treated to an amazing view across a small cove to the red volcanic sands of this famous beach. It was obvious that during high season this is a popular place because there were a couple of bars and restaurants nearby and we could see several jet-ski’s that had been put away for the off season. After a few pictures we hopped back in the car and continued on.
Akrotiri was an ancient port city that ...
... village of Oia - the one you see in all the photographs - with its white Cycladic cave buildings and blue church domes. We walked the narrow streets, skin to skin with thousands of other tourists, we paid 6 euros for a cup of coffee, we clamoured for a spot to see the sunset - and none of it really moved us. It almost felt like being at Wonderland - as pretty as it was, it didn't seem real. It was just like watching one big stage production for tourists, ...