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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
... 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 ...
... resulting tsunami devastated and transformed life in Crete (100 km away) and is believed to have caused the end of the Minoan civilization.)
Yanis had recommended that we definitely go to the prehistoric museum, so we did, and we were all amazed. There was an incredible collection from the town of Akrotiri that had been burried by ash and pumice and excavated as of 1967. The vases, pottery, tools, and artwork from ...
... off our faces.
We were given a quick tour of the place the pool etc. then taken to our room which is directly in front of the pool.
Our room was all white and lit with tea candles everywhere. I (Teresa) cried it was so romantic and beautiful. We hadn't even closed the door when a tray arrived with a lovely supper for us on it. The waiter brought ...
... to get to but a nice ride and to the gorgeous parissa spoent the afternoon then went for a gorgeous dinner over looking the ocean so cheap and amazing food a place which would cost $100's if you were in sydney. so good mark and i went back the next night.
i cant remeber what we did the next day. im pretty sure there was a breakfast again and we did some shopping with chris and kirst beofre they left. went back to our pool. it was sad to see them go it was fun ...