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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 ...
... head for the nearest Taverna 'Anomomelios' for some excellent souvlaki and our (sorry my) first taste of the local wine (Steph still being on her course of antibiotics - only 1 day to go!). Back up to Captain John's and we check in to a great little apartment which is built partly into the volcanic rock of the Caldera, we settle down for some much needed sun and have a quick splash in the hot tub before getting ready to head into Oia to ...
... boat ride from the main island. But the big remaining fragment is our island, and the portion facing the caldera is nothing but sheer cliffs facing a very blue Aegean Sea.
The town of Oia (say "eeya") sits at one end of the island, perched up on the cliffs. Oia's other claim to fame is that it faces the setting sun. Each evening, like lemmings, all of the tourists and some of the residents migrate to the edge of ...
We rented a great car. Splurged a bit. It was a Peugot 207cc A/C Cabrio.
We rented from Vazeos...The representative arrived on time, then insisted the daily rate was higher that what was in their brochure. After some arguing he relented and agreed to the published price. I should never had have to have this arguement with him. The car was great. We spent all day driving around the island. We got in late. I went out to ...