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got a deal though by going on a rickety wooden boat that promised to take us
there and back but didn’t specify when we’d be leaving. After 15 minutes
sitting on the boat we could see over by the store front selling the tickets
the sleazy salesmen were hounding every tenderboat-load of new passengers
trying to get more people on our mini excursion. Finally when we were losing
patience and just about to get off and ask for a refund, they seemed ...
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 ...
... cold water. Thank goodness it was 32 degrees, to cool us off from the heat! We swam in the Hot Springs behind the Volcano too, but these were pretty overrated....disgusting warm brown sulphur stained water! Mmmmmm... Day 3 - hired a little car to explore the island. Headed south to the villages of Pyrgos, Perissa and visited the highest point on the island Profitis Ilias for views over Santorini and the surrounding islands We swam at Perivolos beach which is a black ...
... of the World", my two favourite past times when travelling. I visualize leading groups from place to place, shopping and eating sweets to my heart's content and calling it work. As a package deal, I could perhaps throw in a weight loss program, post trip. Sign up details to come.
Had some SERIOUS sweets though, really. The baklava is a given, awesome, but I had read about this donut place where mini donuts (think tiny tim's at the CNE, but better) were ...
... I was about 4 1/2 weeks into my trip at this point :)
As the day wore on, we started getting closer to the island and began docking at some of the earlier ones to drop off/pick people up. I was so close to Santorini!!! When we arrived I exchanged info with everyone since we were already booked at different hostels, but I had hoped to meet up with them the next day to go ATVing and cliff jumping around the island. I was not prepared for what happened when I got off the ...