Katerina and John's Hotel
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... the pretty whitewashed buildings with their fresh-looking grey stairs and blue doors or railings....but sufficiently different from the previous viewpoint that I was compelled to take more pictures. My camera was smokin' hot! As we continued our exploration I realized that every nook, cranny and doorway presented a glorious picture opportunity and I wondered just how long it would be before my camera battery would give out.
Looking further eastward and down towards ...
Had a lazy day in the beginning. Found out the wifi does not work in our room but we can go down and sit in front of one of the other rooms and get service. We have decided we will buy some time so we can blog in our room.
Our days here have settled into a routine and are trying to get more pictures uploaded. We usually have a slow morning with coffee in bed and read awhile on the Internet and then ...
... and when they get to the top the donkey owners (who doesn't come up with you) belts the ass on the ass and it runs back down to the bottom so if you are walking up they are dangerous running toward you!
The cable car moves quickly and the ascent is really steep. At the top you walk out into the most extraordinary village of classic Greek houses literally built on the side of a mountain. The shops and cafes are at the top so ...
... our hotel.
Our little hotel is right in the centre of Fira town, so we didn't have to go far to get James his first Greek gyros fix. We wandered around town until sunset, admiring the amazing views. I spent most of the time trying to explain to James that this island is famous, and people come here from all around the world to see the beautiful views and romantic sunsets, but he just thought I was making it up.
Guess I can scratch Santorini off the honeymoon ...
... just the ticket for sore legs so I was pretty happy! back on the boat, we went to a little island called Thirasia, for lunch and a relax at their little port of Korfos.
Around 5.30pm it was back on the boat, to take us to the northern end of Santorini to Oia (pronounced Eea), a town that sits high on the cliffs and where apparently is the best view of the sunset. It's a long way up the stone steps to reach the top, so I opted to go up by donkey ...