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Mykonos → Santorini
Had the basic little breakfast at the
hotel and got the hotel manager to drop us off at the pier to catch
the ferry. Ferry ride was OK, nothing eventful. Arrived in Santorini
and got picked up. Hotel was nowhere near as nice as the one in
Mykonos. Had a nice little dinner at the nearby …
... and to get into the water you had to jump from the boat, scariest thing ever considering I've got a bit of a deep seeded fear of drowning. I went without a life-jacket too. I just thought - 'don't think, just do', and off I went. I lived to tell about it also. The next island was Thirassia island where me and the girls I was with decided to sit on the beach in the sun and read for two hours. It was devine. I had my feet in the water and ...
... gave us our orders. I say gave us our orders because he pretty much told us what he thought we would like with a few "trust me"s and a look of pride on his face. Some people might not like that sort of thing, but I enjoy getting the local recommendation ... and it helps that he correctly guessed that I would like a large beer with my meal (am I that obvious) and he recommended a really nice mixed fruit drink ...
... then both had grilled swordfish and of course some wonderful Santorini red wine - amazing!
Locals say of their island "On Santorini there are more Donkeys than inhabitants, more churches than houses, more wine than water". We sampled the wine, avoided the donkeys (and their ****!) and admired the churches. Love Santorini!
Footnote: The island of Santorini features in the book Unforgettable Places to See before you die.
... we are on a ferry until midnight so we cant really celebrate on there). So it was a good day full of fun experiences and left me with the view that Santorini is truly one of the best Greek Islands ever made (well it was made by a Volcanic eruption so it counts :))
Talk to you when i am back in Athens relaxing...uncle dennis i will look and see if a cop cap is around when i am there. There werent any in Santorini.