Sky of Thira
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Saturday September 11, 2010
Senne's Summary: Took the ferry to Santorini, got settled in our hotel and did a preview walk of the main town Fira.
Today is the day we head to Santorini on the ferry. While we are waiting for our ferry, another ferry comes in. Steve times how long it takes them from the time they dock to the …
We're in Santorini right now and this is easily the most beautiful place I have ever stepped foot. It feels so surreal to be here and surrounded by the Agean Sea, ancient ruins, and Ancient Greek culture. All I can say right now is that I am so blessed. There's no other words that can describe this experience. And as it quickly comes to an end I …
... kind of parallel parked on command and he gestured to us to get
off; I finally began breathing again and realized I wasn’t going to die. A nice
Chinese guy helped me get off my donkey because the donkey man had no interest
of helping us since we’d already paid our 5 euros.
Once in Fira town we wandered
around and found a souvlaki place for lunch, claiming to have the “best
souvlaki in town”. We each got a chicken souvlaki pita ...
Such a lovely place.
The island is the site of one of the largest volcanic eruptions in recorded history: the Minoan eruption (sometimes called the Thera eruption), which occurred some 3600 years ago at the height of the Minoan civilization. The eruption left a large caldera surrounded by volcanic ash deposits hundreds of metres deep and ...
After Nick served us all breakfast on the top pool balcony we caught the cable car down to the boat. Sue had decided not to do this trip, as she had done it previously for her brothers wedding a few years ago. When we arrived at the volcano, we were surprised to find out that we were walking to the top. Sue had forgotten to mention the walk and we thought we were only swimming in the hot springs. Lee had sandals on and all of us others ...