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... of Akrotiri, the ancient capital atop a mountain. The journey being a cliffhanger ((literally) crawling up a two lane switchback, where large vehicle had to give way to each other ( downwards yields to upwards). No safety barriers, and a bus driver who could go within inches of a terminal drop ( back to the port). View from Akrotiri unbelievable (I am running out of superlatives here). See the video out into the bay (crater). Onwards to the highest point ...
... from this cellar door are absolutely spectacular - you would be forgiven thinking you were a passenger in a helicopter admiring the scenery below. We stop to try the Santorini wine and it's here we are introduced to the concept of "wine flights". Wine flights are a journey through a wine range and we are presented with a choice of 6, 12 or 18 "destinations". We opt for 2 sets of the 18 flight. What's this means is that this ...
... million years. We leave the bus and walk about 500 metres up a rocky track to the top. The view is just awesome - it is such a beautiful place. We then drive slowly back down to the lovely village of Pyrgos which was the capital of Santorini until 1800. It is an excellent example of a fortified Cycladic village and is full of beautiful old houses and the Venetian Fortress which is crowned by several church's. Most of these villages have no roads for traffic ...
... hoped for but was quite nice. Guess wanted the soup like what Robert had in Venice!
Worked on stories until we ran out of juice and then walked around in Fira stopping and looking over the edge of the hill. It is also nice to look at the gelato store display because of the very interesting textures and colors available!
There were some of the cruise ships in town and there were people ...
... we were to depart the Greek Islands. It is easy to see why so many people have fallen in love with this part of the world and continue to come back year after year. I can feel it and I only saw two of the two thousand plus islands that Greece has to offer. It is such an amazingly beautiful place that has crystal clear waters second to none and I hope that I'm one day lucky enough to return to see more.
Santorini, you sexy thing, till next time!