Old Oia Houses
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... watch some things on TV here and there we decided to take full advantage and watched a movie each night we were in Athens. That night despite some initial resistance on my part, Bree talked me into watching My Big Fat Greek Wedding and it was actually a lot of fun. We ordered some popcorn from room service and had a nice little movie night.
The next morning, determined to finish up our "must-see" list for Athens we headed off to the Agora, the real heart of ...
... drove them up to the other side of the island and watched yet another sunset. Our last night was our 7 year anniversary where we lashed out a few hundred Euros on an expensive meal in a corker spot to watch the sunset. Brilliant spot and a brilliant night..
I could not speak highly enough of the place and in hindsight we probably should of left the island until ...
... black beach, the villages of Oia (think Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants movie or the windmills/blue domed churches) and Pyrgos and a family winery that had amazing views (Joe even shared some of his wine with me ;-). This was a smaller private tour. We got to run all over the island but really needed more time to see and get a feel for the different villages and to shop... had no time for that.
We took the donkeys ...
... a caique (Greek wooden fishing boat) tour the following day that left from the old port of Thira and visited the volcano, the hot springs on the tiny island of Nea Kameni and the traditional fishing village on the island of Thirasia for lunch and then we elected to leave the boat at the prettiest village of all, Oia.
Santorini is absolutely stunning, completely unique, and by far our favourite Greek island so far. We came with high expectations, and we weren’t disappointed. Santorini’s towns are built on top of huge cliffs of the island, which is part of the crater of a massive volcano. The volcano is sleeping and looks less threatening with most of the mountainous body now underwater – it collapsed in on itself in a huge explosion in 1500BC that blackened the ...