SantoriniSeptember 23, 2019 in Greece ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C
Extending our summer a little bit we travelled with Jamie, Renee, the girls, Kirsty and great granny Mac to this lovely Greek island.
We are staying for a few nights in a converted brew house at Finikia. We were picked up at the airport and transported to the accommodation which we accessed via a short walk through twisty turney lanes..
We are very high up at the southern end of the island with great views of the islands about us.
We walked into Oia (pronounced Ear) one day and descended to the port 300 steps below. We did not take the donkey taxi back to the top so earned our beer with lunch in a taverna.
The next day we walked the cliff path to Fira which was very spectacular, the 11k walk was very busy in both directions. The bus back was very busy - standing room only. Fantastic weather with sun non stop but not overbearingly hot. Just perfect. We were all very impressed with Santorini and its beautiful views. Everything we had expected!
The island is very busy with tourists and a stop off point for Cruise ships which enter the bay every day discharging up to 8000 pasengers per day by tender into the small port below Fira. There were three or four ships there each day of our short visit. The small towns and villages were heaving with people and the ratio of 54 seat coaches per square mile of land mass must be one of the highest in Europe. The island is staggeringly beautiful but in danger of becoming too successful for its own good.Read more