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... down to the spectacular Ammoudi Bay. Spectacular on a number of counts: a steepish road culminating in a dead, very dead, end, necessitating a spectacular spot of clutch-burning reverse manoeuvring, ditto setting with a row of restaurants right on the water's edge, ditto octopus and fried fish, ditto sunset, ditto ouzo. Lucky I remembered I was driving... A word about the sunset. Impossible. You can photograph it, but surely very little compares to ...
... robes opened it to do something outside.( He didn't have a chook in his hands so he obviously wasn't fixing lunch) We asked him if we could come in and look around but we were told no, because we weren't dressed appropriately- we were wearing shorts. I thought that this may be a first - being told by a man in a long black dress that we weren't appropriately dressed. So we three, with our inappropriate knees, drove back down the mountain to continue our journey.
... 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 ...
Just back from Santorini.
What an amazing trip. We took a "see Santorini in one day" tour with Kamari Tours and our tour guide was Tana (highly recommended).
The tour bus picked us up from Fira (the islands capital) at 9.15am and headed first for Mount Prophet Elias where we had we had panoramic views of Santorini, the Caldera (crater) and volcano.
We then headed on the bus and spent half an hour in the village ...
... on the flight to Santorini. And as I predicted, the flight to Santorini would not be boarded by gangway. Actually, they had us board a bus, drove us to an open area with multiple planes waiting. And we boarded the plane Beatles style. Also, I found out on the plane that the flight was only 25 minutes... laughable. However, I did have an exit row seat, which was definitely nice. It was funny watching the flight attendants quickly get drinks ...