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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.
... but we still managed to get some suntanning time in.
On our way back, we headed to dinner at Dimitris', a restaurant also suggested to us by the locals. It was right on the marina so had really fresh fish. It was a delicious meal and a great end to our Greek adventure.
We thought we'd sign off Greece with the only way we knew how - cocktails! We were in no rush as we needed to be at the airport at 4:30am. We figured a nap would be plenty!
A few ...
... on the way up this volcano! The whole island is black lava. Our guide informed us the parts we were walking was old dried lava as it had turned grey and the newer lava around the edges of the island were black. he took us to the edge (wasn't really much to look at to be honest, just two deep pits) and there was a section where he scooped out some rock for us to touch and it was hot. we could also see a little smoke coming out as well.
... I was on my way to Oia – about a 20-minute drive. The hotel made me a reservation at Dmitri’s Taverna – one of about 5 restaurants on Ammoudi Bay in Oia. It’s about 250 steps down the hill, but you can drive and park at the bottom. This is one of those places where you can ride a the donkey up the hill instead of walking. By the way, Aleksandra (hotel reception) mentioned all the hotels try to discourage people from ...