Grace Santorini Hotel
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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 ...
... led indirectly to the collapse of the Minoan civilization on the island of Crete, 110 km (68 mi) to the south, through a gigantic tsunami. Another popular theory holds that the Thera eruption is the source of the legend of Atlantis.
Santorini is essentially what remains after an enormous volcanic explosion that destroyed the earliest settlements on a ...
... buildings up to the
water. My favorite was Oia, which is where the classic postcard picture is
taken with the blue domes. It was so charming and gorgeous. I walked around the
white cobblestone streets, looking around at all the cute shops and outdoor
cafes. Most of the buildings were white washed and there were canopies of vines
with pink flowers that looked gorgeous on the few blue buildings. One or two
buildings had Tuscan ...
... our half hour ride in the Naxos countryside towards Mt. Zeus. The island of Naxos was bigger than I envisioned. It was also more dry and desolate. The hills, towns and sights that we passed by on our bike were quite colorless just different shades of brown. Our 2 hour hike to the summit of Mt. Zeus offered great views of the surrounding area however and we definitely needed the exercise. We climbed the steep descent to the bottom, ...
... normality. We also payed a visit to the light house which was funky not like you normal straight up and down one which was kool to see. This was an all day adventure resulted in the girls and Ry needing to get Pedicures, manicures and a massage while I slept outside in the sun. We then headed back to the hotel to follow the bus to the sunset point. We met everyone there and shared the beauty of the sun setting over the Greek islands with ...