Greece
Santorini

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  • Day24

    Mit dem Bus zu...

    October 22 in Greece

    ... Den Häusern mit den blauen Dächern - Oia. Bei bestem Wetter und wenig Menschen, dankbar das die Saison vorüber ist. 😊

    Es durfte zur Mittagspause auch kein Tzaziki fehlen, mjami. Blöd nur das wir auf dem Rückweg nicht mehr in den Bus passten, da er schon voll war. Wir haben uns ein Taxi mit zwei Amerikaner geteilt, typisch griechisch durften wir zu viert hinten sitzen😄 naja, nur roch ich leicht nach knoblauch 🙈 dafür waren wir in 15 Minuten zurück in Thira, anstatt in 30 Minuten, der Taxifahrer musste noch zum airport - gut für uns 😉 somit blieb uns noch Zeit, den Eselweg zu Fuß zu gehen, anstatt die Seilbahn zu nehmen. Die Mulis taten mir etwas Leid und hab sie ein wenig hinterm Ohr gekrault. 😊Read more

  • Day59

    Oia, Santorini

    October 27 in Greece

    Another easy morning with a very delicious breakfast on our terrace. This is such a beautiful place to wake up to and we are loving the ease of staying here. We had a very relaxing morning lazing in the spa and just chilling out.

    We decided to go to “our local”, the Golden Sunset Cafe for lunch and Brad once again ordered his favourite, grilled squid, and I tried the local tomato balls which were delicious. Brad has been enjoying the local beer, Mythos, and the local white wine has been very easy to drink. Initially we did think €5 per glass was expensive but it was a big glass and they fill it to the top. Great value.

    After lunch we decided to catch the bus to Oia to check out the other well known town of Santorini. The bus ride was interesting as we were crammed on and stood in the back stairwell for most of the journey.

    It was very interesting seeing the contrast between the “tourist” towns and the local areas of Santorini. It is very dry here and arid looking and we did wonder how the locals survive as there was very little farming. The other thing we were unaware of was that the majority of the towns close down once the tourist season is over. As it ends at the end of October we only just scraped in being able to visit Santorini. Many restaurants and cafes were running their stock down and the staff were counting down the days. The best part about coming this time of year is that there are a lot less crowds and we got to really enjoy the laid back atmosphere.

    Oia is a very pretty town and different to Thia (Fira) in that there is more colour in the buildings and a slightly different style. I loved wandering through the shops as they offered different things to what Fira offered. We walked into an art gallery and walked out with a lovely canvas picture of one of the many interesting doors in Oia. We love taking home a piece of art to put on the walls as it is a constant reminder of our wonderful adventures.

    We spent a very relaxing afternoon strolling the laneways, patting the cats, and taking some great photos of the vista. Viewing the sunset from Oia is meant to be the best vantage point to see the sun setting on Santorini but we decided we didn’t want to hang around as the town was filling up with more tourists and we were very happy with the view from our terrace.

    We caught the bus home and spent the rest of the day enjoying our down time on our terrace. Another excellent day in Santorini.
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  • Day514

    Santorini photos

    September 11 in Greece

    While in Santorini we didn’t have a lot of time but we saw Thira the main town and walked down to the old harbour passing all the donkeys, I suggested to John we could walk back up but ‘no way’ was the response so we used the cable car, funicular to get back up, without our overnight bag I might have given it a go but would definitely have been dripping at the top.Read more

  • Day514

    Santorini Thira

    September 11 in Greece

    Well it was a lot more blowy on Sunday when we woke in Aliki but the trip along the south coast of Paros went well as sheltered, as did the east coast section but then we had to cross to Naxos, not so nice! We got there OK but there were a few bangs as the bow landed, on arrival we radioed as per pilot book instructions no answer Umm so after waiting for a few condor sized ferries to unload and load we headed around and into Marina to get what we thought was a brusque brush off from the harbour master ‘ you haven’t called why not no place no to anchorage place and call after 6pm?’ Oh dear not looking so good, we had looked for email and phone number but nothing on internet or in our books. We sat in the bumpy anchorage spot considering options, ferry and hotel non refundable this close to departure but if the harbour master didn’t find a spot 6pm was late to try to reach somewhere more sheltered. We decided to risk waiting, fortunately when John called at 6 pm there was a spot not a great one but better than the anchorage and he would find a better space in the morning, thank goodness looked like Santorini trip was on.
    After we tied up with 7 ropes we decided to go and have a well earned drink, while doing this another yacht came in and moored up alongside us, we popped back to make sure everything OK, move dingy so they could get round etc. In the morning they bought us pain au chocolate as a thank you, much appreciated by me!
    The harbour master came around 9:15 and we negotiated another mooring and managed to move without to much bother, alongside boat also moved as a super yacht was due to arrive and go where we were. So another mammoth rope tieing session and John was happy, we secured boat and headed to ferry ⛴.
    Santorini is three quarters of a caldera, the rim of an old volcano with steep sides on the west, sloping gently to the sea on the east it is touristy a bit like Mykonos but not as ‘in your face’ and the views are stunning. I will put photos here and on next post with little or no writing as can only have 6 per post.
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  • Day11

    Greece day 11

    September 20 in Greece

    #Greece day 11 Today we shipped from #Naxos to #Santorini. A 2.10 hour #boat trip. After a #bustrip of 45 minutes we arrived at theWederom een mooie d #Artemis #hotel. We #ate at #captais corner where I scored my 12e espressocup. A lovely day again.

  • Day13

    Greece day 12

    September 22 in Greece

    Greece day 12. First I got up at 6.30 to see the #sunrise. Today by local #bus to #Fira, the capital of #Santorini. We went to one of the vew churches with statues. They have also very #beautiful #wallpaintings. At a height of 350 meters you look down on the #Vulcan and the view is beautiful. After arriving at the #hotel we had a #swim and lay in the #sun. We ate some bread and salad on the balcony. It was a lovely day again.Read more

  • Day14

    Greece day 14

    September 23 in Greece

    #Greece day 14. Woke up at 6 for the #sunrise. After #breakfast we sat by the pool and had a swim, some sun bading, a swing, some sleep etc, etc. Round 3 we went for a walk along the #boulevard an scored my 15e #espressocup. 15 days Greece 15 cups. We had #dinner at #captais corner again. A lovely day again.Read more

  • Day582

    Day 583: Relaxing on Santorini

    September 20 in Greece

    Basically just spent today chilling out. Did some videos, a bit of writing and a bit of planning. Had a swim in the pool, had a swim at the beach. Went to one of the beachfront restaurants for lunch which was nice, and then of course a gyros later in the evening for dinner!

  • Day13

    Greece day 13

    September 22 in Greece

    #Greece Day 13. A bus Day. We hired car and visite the hystorical old cityi of #Tera 1000 bc. The ruins show many details of the old town. Then we went to the city #Pyrgos, we had a lunch and my 14e espessocup was there, and we e walked around. The next town was Oia for a walk and an icecream. The following place was #firostephani were we liked to see the monistery of #Nikoleas. This was close but the views are great. Next stop #Panagis #Episkopi, This was also closed but when we arrived a babticing started with many gifts and sweets. The last stop was a wine museum with a tour and a tasting of 4 wines. We ate at #Alexander in #Kamari. A lovely day again.Read more

  • Day14

    Greece day 14

    September 23 in Greece

    #Greece day 14. Woke up at 6 for the #sunrise. After #breakfast we sat by the pool and had a swim, some sun basing, a swing, some sleep etc, etc. Round 3 we went for a walk along the #boulevard an scored my 15e #espressocup. 15 days Greece 15 cups. We had #dinner at #captais corner again. A lovely day again.Read more

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Dimos Santorini, Santorini, Σαντορίνη

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