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... edge where
I could look down the steep cliff. When
we approached the top, we could hear the donkey man coming up behind us (his
donkey had bells and he had a whip) Suddenly the donkeys we were on took off
like they were racing and mine kept trying to squeeze between two others while
my legs got squashed in a donkey sandwich. It was the most terrifying while
still managing to be fun experience of my life! When the donkey man called out something all
... 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.
When people think of Greek islands, they usually think of the little white houses on cliffs and crystal clear beaches. What they are thinking of is Santorini.
It is an amazing place and one we didn't want to leave.
We arrived from Ios a little later than expected as our ferry was delayed. However, once we got there, we were met by our host Costas and drove to Perissa, the beach part of the island. Santorini is split into 3 large areas - Oia, where the white houses ...
... had a lovely lunch at the bar/resturant behind where I was positioned. On the beach there were people walking around trying to sell stuff, like massages and genuine fake watches. After lunch, the island was my oyster and I rode and rode and rode..... the winding roads up through the mountains was exhilarating!
I headed into Fira town for more sunset - actually, this was the best sunset out of each night I've ...
We were up to see the sunrise this morning. Lee had mentioned that he would like to walk to Oia (yesterday I spelt it Ia - the Greek way) which from where we are staying is probably a 2 hour walk. The only problem is he forgot to tell me he had changed his mind in the middle of the night. We walked a fair way but decided to turn back as we thought that we may miss the boat we had booked to go to the youngest volcano island in the centre of Santorini and ...