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... back and forth up to the town. Upon closer inspection we realized
the small path was actually a donkey taxi zone. Tens of donkeys were making
their way up the hill with tourists perched on their backs! We saw a dude at
the base of the hill with a sign reading “Donkey Station” and we were so amused
we decided that HAD to be our way up. First though, we decided to go visit the
picturesque village of Oia, which all the expensive excursions were ...
... led indirectly to the collapse of the Minoan civilization on the island of Crete, 110 km (68 mi) to the south, through a gigantic tsunami. Another popular theory holds that the Thera eruption is the source of the legend of Atlantis.
Santorini is essentially what remains after an enormous volcanic explosion that destroyed the earliest settlements on a ...
... with some deeper areas puffing a bit of steam. It was amusing to notice the footwear of all the tourists coming and going- rubber thongs, high heeled sandals etc; one Chinese lady wisely gave up in her stiletto sandals before she got to the top.
The last eruption occurred in 1950 and today the active volcano is monitored to give warnings.
One of the most scenic islands in Greece.
Had a smooth Catamaran ride from Mykonos which really made us happy after the last one.
The town of Fira is not too large, and was simple enough to find our accomodation.
We attended the Outdoor cinema for a showing of the Rise of the Planet of the Apes movie. Was a fun experience sitting under the stars in hot summer weather and being served cool coctails and beers for Amy´s birthday.
... we dined both nights we were there in Oia, the town at the northernmost tip of the island. Oia looks like another Disney creation. It’s basically built into the side of the cliff. You walk down a marble-lined path, looking down the side of the cliff the many gleaming white buildings clinging to the side. We were enamored by the many pools that glowed blue and sat outside each night to take in the breathtaking view. We even walked to ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsIkastikies Firostefani
This was my first visit to Santorini and I couldn't have picked a better place to stay. Recommended by a travel agency in Athens, Ikastikies offers an incredible view of the volcanic caldera. But what makes this place special is the warm hospitality of the owner, Georgios. From the pick up at the airport to the breakfast he serves in your suite, he shows his passion for hospitality and his commitment to his guests.
We stayed in the Spilia suite, which featured two bedrooms, a living area, kitchen, private balcony, and even a private pool! Although we visited during the off season in December, the view from the suite was still breathtaking. I would strongly recommend Ikastikies to anyone visiting the beautiful island of Santorini.
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