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The next day we arrived on the island of Santorini. Since
Santorini has no large port we had to anchor out in a bay and disembark via
tenderboats. (small boats that hold about 50 people) It was quite an operation,
getting 3800 people off a boat and onto an island. We could see the capital
city (but more like village) of Fira at the top of the steep mountain perched
on the edge of the cliffs. The only ways up were a cable car and a small switch-back-y
... island, and created the current geological caldera. A giant central, rectangular lagoon, which measures about 12 by 7 km (7.5 by 4.3 mi), is surrounded by 300 m (980 ft) high, steep cliffs on three sides. The main island slopes downward to the Aegean Sea. On the fourth side, the lagoon is separated from the sea by another much smaller island called Therasia; the lagoon ...
... dus vragen we het aan een dame die ons zegt dat we het pleintje moeten oversteken en dan de sporen zullen zien. Inderdaad loopt daar een spoor dat niet meer in gebruik lijkt. Het gebouw waarvan ik eerst dacht dat dat het station was, is het museum van Katakolon. Er recht tegenover staat een gebouwtje ter grootte van een krantenkiosk en het is gesloten. We horen in de verte het getoeter van een trein en even later zien we hem ook aankomen. Hij stopt en ...
Today we are in our last port before Venice and we have decided that we would disembark but not necessarily go any further than the port. The town is Katakolon in Greece and is famous for being the destination to go through to Olympia (where they start the torch for all the Olympics) and where the first Olympics were ever held.
(The ship was not docked in the morning so anyone wanting to go in at that stage, went in on the ...
... people who trained and competed in the stadium. As we walked around, stopping in the shade of every tree we could find, we wondered what time of year the original Olympics were held and speculated that it would have to be in either Autumn or Spring. We were surprised to read in our guide book that they were held in the first full moon in July, which is the exact time that we visited. So, not only were the athletes competing for ...