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... back and forth up to the town. Upon closer inspection we realized
the small path was actually a donkey taxi zone. Tens of donkeys were making
their way up the hill with tourists perched on their backs! We saw a dude at
the base of the hill with a sign reading “Donkey Station” and we were so amused
we decided that HAD to be our way up. First though, we decided to go visit the
picturesque village of Oia, which all the expensive excursions were ...
... to the sea in two places, in the northwest and southwest. The caldera being 400m deep makes it possible for all but the largest ships to anchor anywhere in the protected bay; there is also a newly built marina in Vlychada on the southwestern coast. The principal port is called Athinias. The capital, Fira, clings to the top of the cliff looking down on the lagoon.
... donkey drivers yelling and cursing in Greek. If glad I don't speak Greek because I'm sure even the Irish Guy in me would have blushed. Anyway, after much 'discussion' and angst we managed to get our money back and caught the cable car back up to an oblivious mother and older sister. I never laughed so much! Last time I get on a donkey and Eden's still a little frazzled! It's 11:30 and I'm off to bed for some catch up sleep. Enjoy the ...
... was flat, but we soon decided that we’d rather take our chances at Perissa.
So to the home beach we drove, and we stopped at a beach bar where the dude offered us an umbrella for 6 euros with the promise of cheaper drinks. For lunch we had a bucket of Mythos beers (which we actually quite like), pork souvlaki (yum) and grilled sausage (yum). The wind at Perissa was strong, but ...
... a bad taste to the juice. I also learned the wood for the wine barrels is oak but comes from a desert in Russia now they pay Euro’s for the wood but years ago they traded wine for wood. Finally, Sam and I did sample some of the local wines from the winery we toured and overall it was an enjoyable experience. Wish you had been here Andrew!
The last thing I want to mention about Santorini was our tour guide, Markos. He is native to ...