Kamari Beach in Santorini
This was our last day in Santorini
, so we decided to head to one of its beaches!!! We decided to go to Kamari Beach, which is a black sand beach made of lava rock. We dropped off our laundry at the hotel's front desk (the best €8 we spent!) and took a bus over to Kamari Beach. The black sand was so hot, so we decided to rent one of the beach chairs. We lay out for a few hours -- I don't tan as easily as my sister, but we both got really dark in Santorini! I looked at my pictures from Egypt and I was so pale and in desperate need of a tan. Be careful what you wish for :) I don't think I've ever been this dark in my life!
We headed back to Fira and decided to try a new gyro/souvlaki place.
It is called Lucky's Souvlaki and it was so good! The employees were a lot of fun and one of them danced for us to the Greek music...it was hilarious!! The souvlaki was amazingly delicious, I highly recommend it. I don't know the address, but it was on the main drag, sorta near the bus station, and there was always a line of people outside. And it's CHEAP. The funny thing is that after I came back from my trip, I was reading an article in one of my magazines (I think it was Glamour or Marie Claire). They had profiled Lucky's as a cheap must-eat place in Santorini :) We were just sad that we discovered it on our last day there, instead of our first!
Me in Santorini...if you watched the movie Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, this is where Lena lived for the summer (yes I watched the movie!)
We freshened up and then headed to Oia...yes, AGAIN!!!! We sat at the fortress for awhile, and it was hilarious because the waiters at the restaurant across the way kept waving to us and trying to get us to go over there.
We decided not to eat there, but to eat once again at Sunset Taverna. We love this place!!! This time, we got fried zucchini (it was AMAZING!), calamari, fried tomato balls, Greek salad, and some fresh fish that was caught that day. I am not lying when it was one of the best meals that I've ever had!! We also had Ia Sigalas white wine, which I heard was one of the local specialty wines. Our waiter (who remembered us from 2 days before) brought over some drinks on the house, and it was delicious. We asked the name of it, but he said it didn't have a name, and that the owner made it himself! We had a great time at dinner and we watched the Oia sunset one last time -- it was the perfect way to end our time in Santorini.
Dinner at Sunset Taverna
We were drunk at this point, but we managed to hike up the 250 stairs to the top again.
I do not recommend that if you've had a few drinks. Take a cab!!
Sunset at dinner
Then we missed the bus by mere seconds because we didn't have enough change for the bus fare back! We needed 10 more cents -- we thought that was the funniest thing ever. We managed to get our larger bills changed at the local store and had to wait for an hour for the next bus.
Santorini was one of my favorite cities on this trip. It is beautiful, the food was incredible, and the local people we met there were so warm and kind. I can't wait to go back someday!