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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
Such a lovely place.
The island is the site of one of the largest volcanic eruptions in recorded history: the Minoan eruption (sometimes called the Thera eruption), which occurred some 3600 years ago at the height of the Minoan civilization. The eruption left a large caldera surrounded by volcanic ash deposits hundreds of metres deep and ...
... the frantic phone calls i made in the morning to check had paid off. The ferry ride wasn't too bad as it seemed to be only Mykonos with gale force winds. We were thrilled to arrive back in Santorini again. We decided to hire a car from the port this time as it would be really handy when we have to get a ferry back and it would work out the same price as getting a taxi there and back plus quad bikes for the days. So we hired a little kia, brand new, which worried me ...
... see why tourists liked Oia, it was beautiful with narrow pedestrian-only streets alongside white buildings, restaurants, and occasional viewpoint areas. Our only trouble was trying to find the blue domed buildings. Where were they, we all thought? We made a stop at a shop that sold the famous postcard and realized one thing: All the shots are of one small group of blue-topped buildings! I felt cheated...so you’re telling me that ...
... drive, but it reminds me alot of Asia in that the buses honk their horns a couple of times before going around a blind corner in hope that an on coming car isn't there! We had a great first meal (I had the freshest grilled squid I have ever had!!) and then we went to a few bars/clubs. It was a really good fun night, getting to know everyone in the group and dancing the night away. By the end of the night my throat felt like someone was slicing it with a knife so I decided I would ...