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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 ...
... I do! - hoping they won't try this when they are 20.) Spent the day cruising the beaches - wonderful swim at the volcanic red beach, lunch at Kelly's beach bar (Perissa Beach) That night we went around to Oia to watch the sunset yet again (but this time 000's people sitting on the rock/ & a bit hazy so we had an excellent dinner at a small restaurant named ...
... in this one. Not easy to put the camera down in Santorini!
(No you are not having a deja vu, we did write about Santorini in entry #10, but that was to give you an up to the minute arrival report. Here are some more details and photos, following our chronological overview... in case you haven't had enough)
Flew Israel to Athens and managed to get an awesome deal on expedia for a last minute luxury hotel in Athens. (Expedia has a new feature where you can ...
... br> The island was totally different on this side, with a gentle slope leading down to the sea about 3-4 kms away, an airport near the coast & many terraced crops on the smaller hills in the south of the island.Like so many times on the trip, I just found a seat and sat admiring the view for a while.
When I moved on I did exactly the same thing over a coffee in a cafe perched right on the cliff overlooking the bay.Without doubt the most ...