Hotel Katerina's Castle
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The much awaited trip finally came. We got our tix during the Natas Fair in March. The plannings fell in place, bags packed and off we went. It was a 7hr flight to Doha, 4 hrs more to Athens and a 45min flight to Santorini.
It is a volcanic island in the Cyclades group of the Greek islands. It has a population of 13,000 +.< …
Santorini, what a beautiful place. It would be up there with one of the best spots we've been too. We spent 5 nights here with 3 at Hotel Afroessa and the remaining 2 at Hotel Katerina. We arrived on the first morning flight to the island, watching the sun rise over distant islands. Blurry eyed and tired we somehow grabbed a taxi and were …
... streets, checking out the shops and of course we had to have an original Greek meal in a little restaurant with a fantastic view of the sea - delicious!
As the day drew to a close we had a further discussion about the best way to get down to board the ship - down the steps on foot, via donkey or back down the cable car (no, no, no!). Opting to walk down we were really glad we did, encountering other tourists walking (and riding donkeys) both ...
... I RODE A DONKEY!! i scream-laughed the whole way up (as did my 2 friends) and tourists were stopping and taking pictures of us...LOTS of people take donkeys up the mountain so i assume they thought we were 'special' girls on our last holiday before the 'procedures'...oh well, i've had people think of me far worse than that
other than being one of THE most beautiful things i have experienced in my life, ...
... The sand and dirt are very red due to their volcanic make up, the color is even reflected in the water which has a reddish tint. We were swimming right where the map changes from the Aegean to the Mediterranean Sea. I like to think we were swimming in both. At the same time.
After a few hours at the red be beach we hopped back on our ATVs, and rode in the other direction to the Black beach. After getting lost once or twice we finally found the place, and we sat down ...
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I loved the location and the quaint little hotel. Though it has no pool, the view made up for it. This is where we could catch the sun sets and well as sun rises.
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