Santorini: Fira and Oia
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On our return to Santorini we made our way to our new accommodation, and this one was a fine sight better than the first, with a beautiful room in a large Greek villa which had a nice sized swimming pool and a crazy Greek/Australian couple as hosts. The owner was a big character, who done the best he could to make us feel welcome and give us advice on what to see and do. We weren't staying all that far from where we stayed on our first visit to the island, so we had our bearings straight away which helped us get settled.
We decided to hire a quad bide to help us get around the island, as we were yet to see the far side of the island away from the capital of Fira, which is home to a little town called Oia.
We made a point of driving the extra 3 1/2 miles to Oia, no small feat on a quad bide as although they are powerful and comfortable enough, it definalty takes a little longer and you feel it more than a car.
We spent the next day by our hotels pool, really enjoying the sunshine and chatting to the other couples who were staying at the accommodation. That night our hosts very nicely asked us along to their favourite resturant on the other side of the island, and with their lovely 2 kids we piled into their car and set off as the sun went down. We found a lovely little local resturant tucked away from the hustle and bustle, and we were able to choose our own fish which had been caught that day which they grilled for us with herbs and spices. Bloody gorgeous! Our final day was a mix of the beach, our pool, another final lovely meal in a local resturant and then packing ready for home. That was done with a heavy heart as the Greek lifestyle of lovely fresh food and salads with glorious sunshine and beaches, well funnily enough that appeals to us both! It was a great two weeks, and Santorini will stay with us for a long time.