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We turned the car back in at the ferry port and boarded the Flying Cat 4, a fast catamaran that would get us to Santorini in less than 2 hours. The ride was smooth and as we approached, we could see the huge cliff of the crescent shaped island. 3500 years or so ago, a huge volcano erupted that destroyed most of the circular shaped island and most …
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 ...
... situated at the top of the island. One is by tram, one is by donkey and the last is to walk 588 steps to the top. No, I didn't do the 588 steps or the donkey, we took the tram, but getting there involved enough steps that we all decided we would be sore tomorrow! After a fabulous day, we got back on the ship and spent a little time in the casino......I'm happy to report at present time, I'm $1.21 ahead!! Tomorrow we are off to Mykonos.....goodnight ...
... The shoe salesman gave us some recommendations for places to have dinner and we tried one of them, it was nice but not as good as Naxos, so I think the touristy-ness of Santorini will probably mean that the food isnt as good here.
When we got back to the hotel we asked the guy on reception some questions so we could plan what to do tomorrow. He was so cute, like a little puppy dog! Just desperate to be helpful and he had this ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsNonis Apartments Fira
First off they pick you up and drop you off from where you are arriving from, which is SO nice to have since the road and streets can seem a bit intimidating when you first arrive, there is no stress on having to find the place.
The staff who works there is great ! From morning to evening they are always there to assist you on any information you need, they book your tours for you, hire a car, or just simply share their knowledge of the island with you. They are so polite and do make you feel like you are more than welcome.
It is a 100m walk to the main center of Fira , all of the restaurants, shops, bars, ect. Its also a 2 min walk to the bus station if you dont have your own means of transportation to go to any of the other places on the island!
Will tell my family and friends who plan to travel to Santorini to stay here.
Great job and keep up the good work .
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