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... ferry actually left port with the back doors still open. I can only tell you this because there was no one to help Louise get up from the garage bit of the ferry to the seating area....so we were last on board, and last to hit the stairs (which was probably lucky for everyone really) since Louise had to climb 39 steps that were constructed a little like a ladder (hell, I even found it tough going!).
Eventually we made it upstairs and to our allocated seats (which we ...
John had a swim at an Ios beach close to the port.
Did some packing and set sail for Santorini. The wind was up to 20 knots but fortunately it was behind us so it wasn't as rough as it might have been and we travelled at 6 to 7 knots, making for a 3 hour trip.
In 1650 BC there was a huge volcanic eruption in the current site of Santorini which wiped out the Minoan civilization and ...
... lovely, cool verandah around it and a pretty garden to one side. We went inside and it's typically Orthodox with painted ceiling and walls, a huge chandelier and lots of icons. We saw lots of other churches, some quite tiny - apparently, Santorini has more than 250 churches! (We're probably at the point of Orthodox church overload!!!)
We debated how to spend our second full day in Santorini. There is an archeological site ...
... Great views from the next volcano to blast in Santorini.
Heading back we utilized the island transportation system. Kim and Marin took the mules back up the hill while the boys took the gondola. Both ways much better than hiking for sure. We topped off the afternoon Gyro and then some wine and cheese on our hotel balcony watching the sunset.
... the small township of Oia. The trip only took 10 minutes. Waiting for us was a free shuttle bus which saved us the steep climb up to the village at the top of the cliffs. The houses looked different once you saw them from above. Brilliant white dwellings tumbling down the side of cliffs. More cave type houses. Now and again there would be a splash of blue from a small pool or roof top. Many ...