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Santorini is about 200 km southeast of Greece and is the largest island of a small, circular archipelago and is the remnant of a volcanic caldera which forms the southernmost part of the Cyclades group of islands. It is a small island with an area of about 28 square miles and a population of 15,550.
Santorini is what remains after an enormous volcanic eruption that destroyed the earliest settlements on a formerly single island, and created the ...
... donkeys. They had their own mind as to what part of the path they were going to travel down. Moving quickly to avoid being brushed aside by a donkey became part of the game. Unlike the ride up, there was no hesitation by the donkeys on the way back down - they knew there was food was waiting at the bottom!
As we reached the bottom of the trail, we encountered the same random melee of riders getting off and riders getting on their donkeys for the ride up. The scene was ...
... grapevines are
kept very low to the ground and woven into a basket shape to protect
the fruit from the winds and burning sun. Sea mist is about all the
moisture they get to survive. The super sweet cherry tomatoes are a
Santorini specialty but are out of season now. There are loads of
quite expensive shops in Fira, nice to look at, especially the glass
work. I watched a group of eight ...
Ah Santorini. Santorini is beautiful. It took us 7 hours ferry from Athens to reach here. In one of the high speed ferries that looked more like an airplane. Not the most comfortable trip but hey we got there and they were the only tickets left available to us. Cost us 50 euro. And it was pretty damn hot. Our hotel was called Porto Perissa and was small family owned hotel. It wasn't flash but it was comfortable and the pool and our rooms were always clean. The only annoyance ...
... the castle ruins/ part of the town, then found a bar that was high up. Here i had a cocktail and watched the sun set. I then went looking for a place to eat. I found a nice place that had good food, and free WiFi. I ate dinner and facebooked mum and dad who were having their hast day in New york. After dinner i went to another bar, had a drink, walked around the area and then returned to the hotel/hostel. Here i
talked to various roommates and then went to bed.