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... nothing like I imagined... a given, since I have never climbed a volcano before. The volcanic ash from previous eruptions has created cliffs and crevices that are amazing to see. The rocks were all black, as is the entire volcano.
At one point we came across the Tower of Wishes: rocks that have been placed in a tower by tourists to represent wishes they want to ...
... chose a small Greek fish called we think is called ballas and it was beautiful along with the Greek salad and French fries. This was an ideal lunch, having fresh fish at a table right on the waterside.
After lunch we walked the short distance to where we saw boats stopping but only found a bus and boat timetable which only showed 3 stops the whole day but as we walked back to try and find a swimming spot we saw ...
... bit, I had a
look in the Greek orthodox church and then wandered around the town
for a bit. To get down from the town to the tender area, we could
catch the cable car down or ride down on donkeys. I decided to catch
the cable car down, it was a fast ride and soon it was over, then it
was a quick trip on the tender to the ship.
Once I got to the ship, I dropped my stuff in
the room, then went up to the top deck and watched the sun set. This
was a great sunset ...
... filthy and you have the bare essentials, but even these look like they are 5th generation hand me downs. We found we had internet available only to discover that the grumpy snappy French wench from the info centre had not given us the passkey. The guys in the studio next door, fellow weary travellers, were told that the internet was not even working.
The food here is as good as Naxos and Athens, but twice as expensive and ...
... consider it the prettiest city in the world.
But you can read about Santorini anywhere. I want to tell you the HIGHLIGHT!
We met some people when we were in Mykonos that mentioned a cooking class in Santorini and of course Chari really wanted to check it out. I Googled it and came up with a cooking class on Thursdays in a restaurant called "Selene". Problem was, we were only going to be there ...