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- Free High-Speed Internet
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- Swimming pool
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... was incredibly blue.
Off to the small island of Thirassia, home to the small village of 250 residents. We stopped here for about an hour and a half. As we came into the pier, the water below was deep and blue like a sapphire. We were told we could grab a donkey ride up a steep path to the village which is on top of the island on the cliff edge (where else in Santorini?), walk up, swim in the most crystal clear water I've ever seen or just walk ...
... and had a lovely cool breeze that took the sting out of the heat.
After juggling 8 buses at the dead end of the hill top road we drove to the other end of the island to Oia. This small town featured a multitude of shops similar to the stalls found in the narrow streets of Turkey, but with less aggressive sales people and mainly blue and white items for sale. We found a nice shop Chris bought me a lovely necklace, ...
... a couple right in front of us. The view was spectacular as the sun slipped away on the horizon. We enjoyed wandering the narrow streets and experiencing the Santorini energy. We rented a car for day two. I almost became a Greek driver I think. Whipping in and out of the traffic on the narrow island roads in a five speed. Similar to that on Crete with the addition of quads everywhere! We went to the red Beach, ...
... its most recent a mere 50 years. The islet was born and gradually formed through volcanic eruptions, spanning 430 years in 6 different volcanic events. Yet again we were left pondering the realisation of just how young Australia is in the grand scheme of things. The last eruption was in 1950, yet when we reached the crater it was steaming and the smell of sulphur was by much present in the air. Add to that the evidence of monitoring equipment at they edge of the crater, ...
... 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 ...