Sofia Hotel Santorini
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got a deal though by going on a rickety wooden boat that promised to take us
there and back but didn’t specify when we’d be leaving. After 15 minutes
sitting on the boat we could see over by the store front selling the tickets
the sleazy salesmen were hounding every tenderboat-load of new passengers
trying to get more people on our mini excursion. Finally when we were losing
patience and just about to get off and ask for a refund, they seemed ...
Such a lovely place.
The island is the site of one of the largest volcanic eruptions in recorded history: the Minoan eruption (sometimes called the Thera eruption), which occurred some 3600 years ago at the height of the Minoan civilization. The eruption left a large caldera surrounded by volcanic ash deposits hundreds of metres deep and ...
... 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 ...
... alone, proceeded to ask me to come back later after his shop closed at 11pm to go for a "drink", all the while running his hand up and down my arm!!! he was kinda cute really, but that was seriously sleezy. I don't need to mention that no, I did not go back and meet him later. I did however, hit a bar that had loads of Aussies and was quite pumping, so had an ok time there and at one stage the Aussie Oi Oi Oi chant went ...
... between Greek and English constantly - so I was keeping an eye on the time and thinking he would never stop talking and we would have to run to catch the boat. It was an amazing view from the top and to think that they have built Santorini on all volcanic rocks. One of the interesting things I learnt was there are 71 Greek churches just in the town of Oia as the people here believe it will protect them from their town being swallowed up by a volcano.