Santorini

Santorini Travel Blog

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On a catamaran, going around the island... so fun!
We arrrived to Santorini late in the day and took an expensive taxi to our hotel and relaxed for the evening.  When we got hungry for dinner we headed out for an evening stroll on the dark long winding roads in hopes of finding a local place to eat.  Fortunately we found one.  It was really cute, it actually had a heartshaped pool in the front yard (I think it was a honeymoon hotel) and the lady cooking there lived there and invited us in to see what she was cooking.  The food was AWESOME!! If only I could remember the name of this place...  The next day my friends and I took a 4 hourish trip on a catamaran with Santorini Sailing company...it was the best trip (see my review), except for the windy weather everything was perfect!  My friends and I walked back to our hotel from the harbor because we didn't want to spend another 15 euros for a 1 mile trip!  It was pretty expensive to get a ride anywhere in Santorini.
Cute donkey at Fira
  I would definatley recommend motor scooters if you're brave enough to risk your life on the windy roads with no street names (you have to have a good sense of direction out there!).  If you're not into the motor scooter idea, take the bus...we took it on the way to Fira. It was defiantely cheaper, unpredictable, and a long ride but worth it!  Fira, Santorini was absolutely beautiful.  My friends and I decided to walk down the 600+ stairs along with the donkeys, however I was wearing sandels that have no grip on the marble edges of the stairs and the cobblestone so at about stair 52, I turned back before I litterally ate sh*t...I already slipped on the Spanish Steps in Rome and I didn't want to pull another stunt like that in Greece so my mind told be to turn back before I got a face full of Donkey poo!  Of course the food was great there as well, we ate at a restaurant called Socrates that overlooked the city and offered free wine (which unfortunately I don't care for.
The end of our night at an awesome restaurant.
..I'm so picky).  We headed back to our hotel and wound up on Parissas Beach.  The beach is also called black sand beach.  The water is so clear and so deep, people were snorkeling in the "shallow" end of the water!  It sorta tripped me out how quickly the shore became so deep but it was beautiful!  During our stay we would walk up and down Parrissas beach and found another fun and exciting restaurant to eat at (see my review)...it was so good, we went back twice!  Overall, Santorini was amazing, but I definately would love to explore more of it whenever I go back...I didn't get my fill.
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On a catamaran, going around the i…
On a catamaran, going around the …
Cute donkey at Fira
Cute donkey at Fira
The end of our night at an awesome…
The end of our night at an awesom…
Yes, me stuffing my face again.
Yes, me stuffing my face again.
Relaxing after a loooong relaxing …
Relaxing after a loooong relaxing…
The screw I stepped on after a nig…
The screw I stepped on after a ni…
Me on the catamaran (see santorini…
Me on the catamaran (see santorin…
Hot Springs
Hot Springs
Hot springs (more like pee water).…
Hot springs (more like pee water)…
Getting ready to snorkel
Getting ready to snorkel
Fishys
Fishy's
Shrimp on the bar-b!  Good food!
Shrimp on the bar-b! Good food!
In Fira the main town...AWESOME!
In Fira the main town...AWESOME!
Fira Steps
Fira Steps
Restaurant in Fira
Restaurant in Fira
Playing in the Ocean on Parissas B…
Playing in the Ocean on Parissas …
Parrissa Beach... beautiful
Parrissa Beach... beautiful
Parrissas Black Sand beach
Parrissas Black Sand beach
352 km (219 miles) traveled
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