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Yesterday was a very relaxing day. After breakfast we took a walk to the beach and went for a swim. The water was salty of course and a comfortable temperature. My family will probably know what a wimp I am in cold water so when I say it was nice, it was probably like a Jacuzzi for most Canadians. As deep as I swam, I could see the sandy sea floor …
Wow! Santorini is truly the most beautiful place I have ever seen.
Huong, Jennifer and I really enjoyed our time in Santorini! We arrived Tuesday morning and our hotel was wonderful. It overlooked the Caldera, and it really did not look real. In fact, it was so beautiful, we all kept tripping over our feet because we were staring off into …
... br> suckered in enough people to maximize profit and they untied the boat and
sailed off. Approaching Oia we realized why it was the subject of so many
postcards, paintings and Greek guidebooks. I had previously assumed that all
Greek villages had little white houses on the side of a cliff with blue domed
roofs and an ocean view. Nope, that iconic image is purely Oia. I was SO glad
we had decided to take a detour to the famous village. The boat company bused
... led indirectly to the collapse of the Minoan civilization on the island of Crete, 110 km (68 mi) to the south, through a gigantic tsunami. Another popular theory holds that the Thera eruption is the source of the legend of Atlantis.
Santorini is essentially what remains after an enormous volcanic explosion that destroyed the earliest settlements on a ...
... Kyle now had the fun task of driving us home to Oia. Luckily we made it without issues, the worst past being the idiots who didn't turn off the high beams. The Greeks also seem to drive a lot safer at night, as no one even tried to overtake us. After arriving back, we headed to the bakery where Kyle had a delicious dessert called Ekmek. I have been trying to reign in my spending on food as I am getting closer to the end of my trip, and to the end of my money, so no dessert for me ...