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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 ...
... getting one.
We returned to our hotel for a quick shower before we set sail. We were suppose to be at the harbor at 2:45 ... We didn't leave our hotel room until 2:35..oops. There are 3 options to get down to the port a- take the cable car ( which is the same thing as a gondola) . B Walk down the 588 steps yourself or C- ride a donkey :) with the cable car being the fastest We decided to run to the cable car ,when we got ...
... no complaints there at all.
So mostly we hung out and chilled at the hotel or went for walks to check out the pretty towns and waited for the sunsets. Last Sunday I found a pub in Fira and convinced the bartender to put an NFL game on. Hoping the Dallas-Chicago game might be on and I'd get my football fix and with any luck see my beloved Cowboys. Alas, whilst both Apollo and mighty Neptune wear the blue Lone Star atop their crowns, cruel Jove, father of all gods ...
... no problems other than the sun, in climbing down and up the steps. Cable car is also available for the feint-hearted.
It is amazing to imagine the volcanic eruption that dropped half the island into the sea to great the Caldera – the bowl-shaped cliffs that border the western coast.
The towns along the west coast are just as picturesque as their reputation has them to be. It’s easy to go overboard with the ...