Porto Carra Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
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We arrived in Santorini a couple of days ago and David and I wasted no time exploring this beautiful island. Our hotel, El Greco, is fantastic and is in a brilliant location and our room is the equivalent of about 5 standard hotel rooms. It is a 5 minute walk into the centre of Fira. We decided to 'live on the edge' and tackle public buses on Santorini and ventured to the other side of the island to Emborio for lunch and a climb up to the ...
... Fira and descended a very long set of switchback stairs to the old port where our boat was waiting. On this walk we saw a bunch of donkeys which we could have taken a ride down on, but instead decided to walk and avoid the piles of donkey poop along the way. Barely making our 2pm departure time as we underestimated the time it would take us to get there. Once onboard it was about a 30 minute boat ride to the volcanic island just off ...
Today we are at anchor in the caldera of a volcano! The flooded caldera sits just under the town of Fira and we are tendered ashore by local boats and choose to pay 10€ for 2 to go up in the cable car to the town rather than walk up 600 or 700 steps or even go up by donkey! Once atop we look in the Santozeum a museum with some lovely replica frescoes from the prehistoric Bronze Age site at Akrotiri. Then we amble up and down ...
We had booked a massage for our 7 week tired legs. This was with 2 men because they give stronger massage. The backs and necks were fine but Sue nearly knocked her masseuse out with a kick when he got to the legs. All 4 legs were pretty tight and painful to massage. We hoped that the benefits would be evident in the days to come. We did feel quite loose and comfortable after the massage and we were told that we would feel like ...
... than a few beverages on the main party beach. I have now learned I'm much more of a short distance than long distance drinker so we left that until after sunset.
The next two days, every time we told a local that we were Australian they replied "welcome home"...and they weren't kidding. Aussies everywhere - with the number 1 Australian cuisine - Parma's!
Don't get me wrong, Greek food is awesome - but it was probably our only chance to get one for the next 11 months, and ...