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The next day we arrived on the island of Santorini. Since
Santorini has no large port we had to anchor out in a bay and disembark via
tenderboats. (small boats that hold about 50 people) It was quite an operation,
getting 3800 people off a boat and onto an island. We could see the capital
city (but more like village) of Fira at the top of the steep mountain perched
on the edge of the cliffs. The only ways up were a cable car and a small switch-back-y
... island, and created the current geological caldera. A giant central, rectangular lagoon, which measures about 12 by 7 km (7.5 by 4.3 mi), is surrounded by 300 m (980 ft) high, steep cliffs on three sides. The main island slopes downward to the Aegean Sea. On the fourth side, the lagoon is separated from the sea by another much smaller island called Therasia; the lagoon ...
... at her knees, we assuming she was trying to say she doesn’t have great knees or they may hurt her?. We let her take her time as she was walking near us. Anyway she made it to where she wanted to be and I just turned to saw and said “brava” and she smiled. Next minute she does the sign of the cross twice. I wish I could speak Greek.
We came back to our room to chill out for a while before dinner. We missed the sunset because ...
... 8217;t be topped. Instead we had a very nice meal with a 360 degree view and watched the sunset in a much more civilised manner.
After dinner we went and met Gill at her restaurant to pay for our accommodation and book our transport to the new port the next day. We then still had time to wander around and thought we would have an early night but first we bumped into the young American couple, Nathan and Dury whom we had shared a taxi with the ...
... spectacular view of Santorini by night time - incredible!
The next morning, before our 11:40am ferry, we headed back into Thira to try and shop again (so determined to spend money...) and for our final 'must do' experience - part of the donkey trail down to the old port! On our last visit, we obviously had the time to complete the whole trek down (all 558 steps) and then back up (walking, no donkeys for us). But this time, with only 1hour left before it was all over, ...