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... 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
... to the sea in two places, in the northwest and southwest. The caldera being 400m deep makes it possible for all but the largest ships to anchor anywhere in the protected bay; there is also a newly built marina in Vlychada on the southwestern coast. The principal port is called Athinias. The capital, Fira, clings to the top of the cliff looking down on the lagoon.
The alarm was set early, and we got dressed and ready for the taxi ride to the Port of Piraeus. The ferry didn't leave until 7:25, but it was recommended that we get there an hour early to get our tickets, board, and get settled in. This was quite a departure (pardon the pun) from our west-coast approach of pulling up to the ferry at the last minute, but we thought we should go along with the local customs and get ...
... s most famous beaches: the Red Beach, which is near Akrotiri. This beach does not actually have red sand as its name suggests, but instead black. The name comes from the dramatic cliffs that surround the beach which are in fact red (you have to hike down through some loose rock which got a bit sketchy at times). Once down and settled, we both went for a swim in the ...
... The winds are still high which made for exciting trips on the tender to and from the shore. We are lucky because the winds were even worse yesterday and no one was allowed to transport people from ships to the island. That would have to be so disappointing- not to be able to get onto Santorini.
We had signed up for a shopping tour so we were met by a bus and driven to Ia and then Thira. ...