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Highlight of the cruise!
We started the day with a donkey ride to Fira town. Plodding slowly up the hill gave us time to admire the gorgeous view. We met Joe's friend Andonio (Greek Coast Guard) and spent about an hour with him in a trendy cafe. Then Andonio called his friend who owns a car rental company to do him a favor and let us borrow a car for the day (free of charge). So, for the 20 Euros of gas we put ...
... We all struggled to get seated and then turned around expecting the man to
grab the rope and lead us up the hill. To our surprise, he just smacked the
donkey’s ‘asses’ (haha couldn’t resist) and they took off up the hill on a
rampage. We held on for dear life as they began making the switchbacks up the
side of the cliff. They slowed down a little ways up and occasionally stopped
to eat some greenery; mine liked to wander dangerously close ...
Such a lovely place.
The island is the site of one of the largest volcanic eruptions in recorded history: the Minoan eruption (sometimes called the Thera eruption), which occurred some 3600 years ago at the height of the Minoan civilization. The eruption left a large caldera surrounded by volcanic ash deposits hundreds of metres deep and ...
... we climbed up using a ladder they throw over the side. It was a crazy, once-in-a-lifetime experience.
The boat then took us to the port town of Atheinis (?) in Santorini where we boarded a tour bus and were driven to Fira (capital of Santorini). We finished our tour here and decided to try a cheap, local food stop our guide recommended, called Lucky’s. We got chicken gyros and French fries. They have ...
... disgusting when splashed in my mouth. After a few minutes, our ship sounded its signal and we had to head back up to the boat. I decided to get changed right away, which turned out to be really windy for the ride over to our last stop of Thirissa. There wasn't a lot to do here, except have lunch at one of the many restaurants along the shore, unless you wanted to hike to the top of the caldera, which we didn't have time for if we wanted to eat. ...