Santorini

Santorini Travel Blog

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The view from a walkway on Sanotorini

I wasn't too sure about Santorini and even though every guidebook says it good and most travellers did too I just didn't enjoy it. We were up early to catch the 3 hour train back to Athens which would have benn great on the way here but anyway. I was stuck in the compartment with Jill whle Charlene was in another one. We had some very strange travlleling companions. There was a Greek couple who were all over each other, a guy who spoke english and laughed when we complained about the Greek couple and an old Greek woman who halfway through starting lecturing the couple which was fun.

 Any way we hung around Pireaus for a couple of hours then hopped on the overnight ferry to Fira on Santorini.

The sailing boat we went on the caldera trip on
We finally got to sleep at 3 in the morning when the drunken idiots with the drums finally passed out I'm assuming/hoping. Then at 4 the announcements started accompanied by the most awful music I have ever heard. The highlight of the whole thing was watching as one of said drunken idiots managed to miss her stop on Kos I think.. Needless to say no sleep later we arrived in Santorini to be greeted by hundreds of touts. We left Jill to handle them and stood around trying not to fall asleep. She found us a hotel for €30 which was amazing. It was more like a private apartment with a pool included. Me and Charlene spent the rest of the day hanging out in the pool while Jill went somewhere. We got very sunburnt despite the "waterproof" sunscreen we had on though nothing compared to what happeed on Hydra. Jill came back and she had booked us a tour of the caldera tommorrow afternoon.
Me and Charlene on mules

Next morning/afternoon we all woke up at 12 completely exhausted from very little sleep since we got to Greece. We headed out on the boat tour which was very interesting. We stopped on a volcanic islet which was cool to walk around and see. We then found the english leaflet explaining everything at the end. They then took us to "hot springs". After swimming 50m we came to this bit of water that wasn't even room temp. And I'm not that great a swimmer so it was fun. So we got back to the main islad and decided there was no way in hell me and Charlene were walking up all the steps. So we decided mules were the way to go. Only they wouldn't go. Finally they started moving and they were actually quite fast. We even beat Jill to the top and she had ike a 5 minute head start seeing as they wouldn't move at first.

The next day we decided to head to a nearby black beach. This was of course about an hours walk away. Oh well it was a very nice beach and we did find bits of pumice for our poor, abused feet so that was a bonus. We just spent the rest of the day wandering around Fira and playing in the pool.

The next day we spent wandering around until we got the ferry to Iraklio, Crete 

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The view from a walkway on Sanotor…
The view from a walkway on Sanoto…
The sailing boat we went on the ca…
The sailing boat we went on the c…
Me and Charlene on mules
Me and Charlene on mules
At the black beach which just look…
At the black beach which just loo…
Two cute kids at the cafe while we…
Two cute kids at the cafe while w…
Santorini
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