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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 ...
... in mind that the donkey trail is the same steps that you use to get to the port so there is as you can imagine lots of pee and poo from the donkeys. Add 35 degree weather on that and you have yourself one stinky path.
Needless to say I felt bad for the donkeys standing there in the hot weather having to take lazy tourists down 588 steps and then turn around to go up another 588 steps. Although it was a stinky trail I am glad ...
... just before the lovely village of Firostefani and the church of Agios Gerasimos. From Firostefani we continued our walk towards Imerovigli, one kilometre away. As we approached Imerovigli we could see the imposing landmark, Skaros, aka, the big rock. We hiked to the rock and then up it...a bit scary but tres cool to watch the sunset from there. Next stop Oia. sorry for the plethora of sunset pix but they're so cool I couldn't decide which ones to publish...hope you enjoy!
... one stage we had to back up just to let another car past, and that was on the main road from the airport.
But we arrived in one piece and got our room. It wasn't too bad, a pretty basic room with two twin beds, a small wee bathroom- but at least we didn’t have to share it, a nice balcony that looked over the sea – a little way away, and the best bits were a little fridge, so we could have cold water – awesome and we also had ...