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Santorini Today was a free day so so we had nothing booked in, so we had breakfast in a little cafe then looked around the shops. Returned to our hotel to have a swim, then then our room to have wine and watch the sunset from our balcony. The sunset takes while, so it stays light for ages. We had dinner and then went for another walk and decided to take the cable car down to the port and look around and returned by donkey ( technically they are actually mules). What an ...
... usually run every 30minutes. Tickets are reasonable only around 2 Euros and the trip takes 30minutes with some amazing views along the way.
Buses go north to Oia and south to various places of interest. They are all cheap and quick the buses go to the southern port, the archeological sites and beaches.
Perissa is a very relaxed place it is a bit like Bali about 30 years ago. The tavernas along the beach rent a chair and umbrella if you buy ...
... elements, which makes it a cooler option
to enjoy on hot days However, since most
of the items of interest have been moved to the Thera Historical museum or the
National Archeological Museum in Athens, it does not take long to get through
the exhibits on the grounds.
The other option in Akrotri is to visit the Red, White,and
Black beaches by small boat. For 5 euro,
local water taxi drivers will pick you ...
... look at all of the touristy things. About half an hour before sun-set there was already a huge crowd of people lining the ocean side streets, trying to get the best view of the setting sun. The sunset turned out to be a little bit disappointing though. It set behind a thick cloud which ruined the display of colour. I am told that the sun-sets in Oia are normally spectacular. A bus then took us back to our ...
... 3.5hrs eating, talking and drinking. Dimitri knows the owner so we got quite a few free drinks and I even hot to taste the last food on my list free of charge - Galaktoboureko. Yummy. I had some sort of feta like cheese coated in sesame seeds, fried and served with a sweet sour cherry sauce, meatballs in ouzo sauce, fava (like hummus but with a yellow split pea, served with capers, red onion and squeezes of lemon) ...