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... We all struggled to get seated and then turned around expecting the man to
grab the rope and lead us up the hill. To our surprise, he just smacked the
donkey’s ‘asses’ (haha couldn’t resist) and they took off up the hill on a
rampage. We held on for dear life as they began making the switchbacks up the
side of the cliff. They slowed down a little ways up and occasionally stopped
to eat some greenery; mine liked to wander dangerously close ...
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 ...
... roaming the narrow cobbled streets of shops, houses and churches. Just beautiful.
We then headed for Athinos Port and sailed to Nea Kameni the active volcano and spent a few hours exploring the volcano's different eruption sites and the latest eruption site. It was surreal to think we were standing on an actual active volcano and could see and stand on the rim of the crater. Then we sailed to the back side of the volcano to swim in ...
Interesting day in that we were initially told by captain(2 hrs out of Santorini) that the weather was probably too rough to anchor at Santorini and we may have to dock at Mikonos !! I was not a happy soul on hearing this news as this was going to be my fav destination. Lucky for us we docked and headed to shore by tender boat (our only tender port on this ...
... just the ticket for sore legs so I was pretty happy! back on the boat, we went to a little island called Thirasia, for lunch and a relax at their little port of Korfos.
Around 5.30pm it was back on the boat, to take us to the northern end of Santorini to Oia (pronounced Eea), a town that sits high on the cliffs and where apparently is the best view of the sunset. It's a long way up the stone steps to reach the top, so I opted to go up by donkey ...