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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 …
... beach (the Black Beach), and once again, we found ourselves at the bus stop.
This beach is located on the south side of the island and takes approximately 30 minutes to get there. The beach, with its black sand, stretches approximately 60 km and is flanked by a large rock, called Mesa Vouno, that seems to emerge from the sea. Many lounge chairs and straw umbrellas line the area we stopped at, which are owned by the many restaurants bordering the beach and ...
... the food was not that impressive. Poor Holly ordered calamari, thinking it would be your standard deep fried ring calamari, what appeared on the plate was a complete squid, head to tail. The meal I ordered, a sausage style kebab soon became Holly’s as I offered to eat the strange looking beast. After our meal we decided we would head back home to relax.
After all the relaxing ...
... is not that large and in 30 minutes we had reached the northern most tip, a gorgeous town named Oia (pronounced Oya) This is THE blue and white town which gives Santorini its reputation. I couldnt stop taking photos and marveled at the landscape, this was indeed a gorgeous town perched high atop a cliff face overlooking the Agean sea. This is where the BEST Sunsets were professed to be had (however prices in the restaurants for meals are said to be exorbitant) so we ...
... it was just a matter if picking and choosing the best one.
We found a nice restaurant with good prices and enjoyed our first real meal in Santorini. I ordered fresh swordfish fillet and Lauren got the catch of the day. They were both wonderful and we enjoyed it with a nice bottle of Santorini white wine. We finished the meal with a baklava and headed back to our room to sleep. It was the perfect end to a relaxing day on an island paradise.