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Panagía

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  • Day19

    Santorini

    September 10 in Greece ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    We were tendered in to Santorini early in the morning as we had a tour booked. We were met by Dimitri and as we drove to Oia he gave us a geological lesson on Santorini and surrounding islands which make up the volcanic crater. We wandered around Oia for a while, catching a glimpse of the famous, well photographed blue dome. On to Santo Wines which is a cooperative winery. Here we tasted three wines with nibbles. Then onto Fira, the village with the steps and donkeys! We had lunch and a wander with many others doing the same (six cruise boats were in port 😮) We then dodged donkeys and hopped on board the ship.Read more

  • Day25

    Oia

    September 10 in Greece ⋅ 🌙 22 °C

    Another slow morning.
    Breakfast at 9.00 so Athena can sleep in.

    I take a while to get moving as need to complete x8 footprints of my blog.
    Athena goes to the rooftop and bakes in the sun.

    At 12.00 I am over blogging and want to see the pool.
    I run upstairs, grab the girl and off we head.
    The pool is located at a different hotel. It is stunning. A spa hotel.

    We happily sit in one of the white cabanas and order our first cocktail.
    Athena orders a gin base, for me it's rum.
    The sun is directly above our heads and the heat is melting our thoughts away.

    We both slip into the pool and it is wonderful. A waterfall down one end a bar down the other.
    Swim for ages. I realise this is Athena's first time in the water on this trip.

    Another cocktail 🍹and we sink into oblivion. We are so relaxed can hardly talk.

    To make things worse, I decide to get a massage. A massage at a spa!!

    I go into the expensive looking hotel wearing wet bathers. They treat you like royalty. The smells, the music, the darkness. Pure luxury.

    I floated back to Athena all dreamy like. She was on her 3rd drink. I asked can you stand? She said sure love. And she could.

    At 3.30 we headed back to our hotel, in bathers and towels, through the tourist throng, to get ready for Oia.

    We could so easily spend a day basking in the sun here. It takes all our will to move and do something.

    We catch the local bus to Oia. It costs 1.80euro and takes 25mins. The road to Oia from Fira is cut along the top of the crater. It is windy and on a cliff edge. I think these drivers are amazing, but I have a fear element going on here too!

    We hop out and follow the 'throng' up through the x2 people wide paths.

    I had previously read how to get to the best positions for the famous blue church domes. So on seeing the jewellery store on the corner, I veered left.

    Here they are! Wow, they look amazing. We squish in and take our many shots as quick as possible.

    Will try to get closer, so I urge Athena to just follow close behind me and I am off again.

    We find a spot directly over the top of them and snap away. The blue colour is in perfect contrast to all the white.

    OK time to eat.
    We choose a close restaurant and sit and have moussaka. A small kitten pops over the seats and says hello. I immediately am distracted by him. There are many small cats around here, but they all look healthy and clean.

    The moussaka is yummo, bechamel sauce, cheese, bolognese, eggplant and potato. We scoff it down. Athena is so full.

    Now, it's time to watch the sunset.
    Hundreds of people are lined along the paths and nooks and crannies of the Incline.
    We take up a position on some steps and wait for an hour with everyone else. A drone buzzes above our heads and I wave at it.
    The sun slowly sets and we await that magnificent red golden glow when it meets the water.

    But no, we have a thick cloud today. The orange sun disappears before we are all ready and the sunset is over.
    I say how disappointing for everyone. But it's not really. We have seen this sun set the past 3 days so haven't missed a thing.

    The crowd moves out and it is slow going one behind the other toward the buses.

    On the bus ride back, Athena turns to me and says 'I'm free' she claps her hands.
    I ask what do you mean?
    She tells me she is free of my itinerary.
    I say not quite yet, we still have little venice and the windmills.
    She continues with 'I'm free'
    So I tell her to pass me her mobile so I can delete all her photos she has taken whilst following 'my itinerary'
    She sheepishly declines me and succumbs to agreeing she wouldn't have missed anything.

    Back at our hotel, Athena jumps straight into bed. I go out and grab a coke and a Gelati. Lemon and raspberry.

    I read my novel out loud again until I hear snoring, then I know it is time for sleep.
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  • Day5

    Oia auf Santorin

    October 18 in Greece ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Heute Nachmittag machten wir einen Ausflug zu Santorins größtem Weingut mit Verköstigung und Weinprobe 🍷.
    Anschließend ging es zum Dorf Oia, welches durch seine malerischen weißen Häuser, verwinkelten Gassen und den blauen Kirchendächern überall bekannt ist.
    Wirklich traumhaft 🤩.

  • Day11

    Postkarten-Chaos

    September 23 in Greece ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    Wann immer in Reisekatalogen Santorini angepriesen wird, sind die zugehörigen Bilder an einer Stelle aufgenommen worden – in Oia. Entsprechend groß ist der Andrang, so dass uns recht schnell die Lust vergeht, uns mit Hunderten Russen, Portugiesen und Chinesen durch die engen Gassen zu drängeln.

    Stattdessen nutzen wir die Ruhe der Dachterrasse eines Restaurants, dessen Preise (5 Euro für 0,33 ltr. Softdrink) dafür sorgen, dass hier nicht so viel Andrang herrscht.

    Leckeres Essen, freundliche Bedienung und nicht zuletzt der Ausblick auf die Caldera bieten die perfekte Umgebung, um zu entspannen.
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  • Day13

    Fira to Oia

    July 7, 2016 in Greece ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    The walk from Fira to Oia should only be about a 3hr hike, however it took me approximately 4hrs as I stopped and enjoyed the view a fair few times!

    The walk was very peaceful, and unless you're walking with a group (tour group) there's not a lot of people about - well, there wasn't for me anyway.

    I was always mesmerized with the view - the ocean was blue as can be, and the sceneries were just absolutely stunning!
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  • Day24

    A day in Oia

    October 8, 2018 in Greece ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    We got breakfast at 8:30am and had a bit of a rest before heading to Oia.. thanks to a couple we found out the bus to Oia stops at the bottom of Imerovigli and the best way to get there is back to Fira and then from there to Oia.

    The bus to Fira was busy but nothing like the one to Oia.. people were standing even on the steps.. a sign that Oia was crowded.

    We finally got to Oia and went to the 3 domes. There was a line of 10 people to get that classic photo,...at least the line was respected.

    We then spent a couple of hours hoping between shops and getting souvenirs, at around 3pm the place was insanely crowded and hot so we went to the bus stop just to run into 100 people waiting.in line.. we ended up grabbing at taxi and for 25 euros we were back in the hotel in 15 minutes.
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  • Day57

    Oia, Santorini, Greece (Day Three)

    May 29, 2017 in Greece ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    The breakfast at this hotel isn't very exciting but we woke up for it anyway. Fell back asleep afterwards OOPS! In the early afternoon we caught the bus to Oia, 1.80 Euros per person - about a 25 minute ride. Once arriving, we walked through the streets to the end of the island and climbed down to the port, just another 230 killer steps 😮😫😭😱 We made our way around to Amoudi Bay and it did not disappoint! Cliff jumping!!! ⛰️🏝️🤸🙊🏃
    The scenery here is so beautiful, almost unbelievable. Photos will never do it justice. ❤️🇬🇷
    We spent quite a while here and jumped twice 😁🤣 the jumped seemed to last forever, the water was really salty and a tad cold but it was loads of fun! 😃😀 Afterwards we headed back to the port for a late lunch and then the dreaded hike back to the top 😟😨 We caught the bus back and headed to the supermarket to have a lazy night in as we were exhausted! 😴
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