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  • Day487


    September 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.
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  • Day1

    Hotel Pelagos auf Santorini

    August 11, 2016 in Greece ⋅ ☀️ 32 °C

    Unglaublich schönes Hotel mitten im Nirgendwo auf Santorini. Der Herweg wird zwar in negativer Erinnerung bleiben, aber das erste Bier am Pool hat für alles entschädigt! Yamas!

    Tobias Riedle


    Annina Mira

    Schönen Urlaub!!

  • Day8

    Trekking: On the top of the Caldera

    September 10, 2020 in Greece ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    We keep walking on the crest of this impressive sea crater enjoying sceneries beyond description. The most stunning part is undoubtedly the continuous transition of the colour of the water surface from deep blue to silver, which creates a visual effect that is almost unreal.
    And not even the fact that it's above 30 degrees with no tree nor shade in sight can undermine the magic...
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    Ludovico Castelvetri

    Elisa meditated on the mysteries of life on the mountain: How many hamster can I convince him to buy? How many rabbits? How about a dog? A really big one too.....

    Ludovico Castelvetri

    The 40 degrees made me jealous of the personal umbrella of the donkey...

  • Day53

    Fira to Oia Hike

    June 14, 2018 in Greece ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    We did the long and hot 10km from Fira to Oia which took us around 2.5 hrs. It was a beautiful hike and Oia was lovely to see, however trying to get back again was challenging as the busses were full. Just when we thought we would need to walk a bus came along with space... thank god! In the evening we had a dinner watching the sunset at our hotel.Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Foinikiá, Foinikia