church at Red Beach
After flying into Athens
we took a bus to Pireaus to take the fast ferry to Santorini
. It cost 53 euro for each person. (An extra 3 euro b/c we bought the tickets at the airport.) The ferry had alloted seats for us and the trip was about 4 hrs. I was staying with a travbuddy so it took us a minute to figure out where I was going and how to get there. My travbuddy, Missie, tod me to take a taxi but none of the taxis wanted to go to Perissa! When I finally did figure out we couldnt take a taxi the bus had just left so we had take a taxi to Fira
(about 12 euro) to the bus station to catch a bus to Perissa Beach.
It was a little confusing but we had a lot of friendly people who helped us out. We did a lot of traveling on about every mode of transportation there is so my sister went straight to bed and I relaxed at the pool. The next morning we rented the ATV, which was a blast, to explore the island. The island really isnt that big and there are signs everywhere that guide you to where ever you need to go but watch out because some signs are one side of the road but not the other. lol, found that out the hard way. We first went to the Caldera and Red Beach. Then over to Oia. Oia is supposed to be the prettiest town in Santorini and I agree. It is a little touristy but in a very european way. (thats a compliment :) Next we went to the Wine Museum, which offers free wine tasting after the tour of the museum for about 6 euros. The museum was actually very interesting and had sound bits to go with the models which, for me, made it a lot more real and fun. Afterwards we went to the lighthouse by Red Beach again and enjoyed the awesome view. About this time we saw everything we wanted to see so we went back to Missie's house and had dinner and later a fun night out.