The Ups and Downs of Santorini

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View of Oia

Our last day on Santorini and we decided to take a glass bottom boat, over the underwater volcano.  Our boat left from the old port; to get there we had to climb down from Fira. They have donkeys that carry people up and down the steps, but we deiced to walk. It took us forever to walk down the 986 steps as we struggle to  dodge the donkey dung. In hindsight that was not a good idea, since there was cable car that would taken us down. The boat made a few stops, the first one was to a dormant volcano, and again we had to climb a mountain.  Second was a stop was a 25 minute swim in the thermal springs to get there we had to swim thru  50 meters of frigid water, even though we had our bathing suits, we decided that it wasn’t worth it. We were not alone on the boat, many others did not go.  Then we went to the Island of Thirassia, we pulled into this little port that had a row of restaurants and one shop.

Another View of Oia
  The way to the main city on the island was up more steps, we decided not to go.  We opted to get off at the port of Oia; we did not realize that we had to walk to the top of course the city was on top.  Probably another 600 brutal steps with droppings but not as bad as the other stairs, we could not believe we made it.  Oia was worth the climb, we both loved the buildings and the view has to be seen to be believed, it is one of our favorite towns and Santorini is our favorite places in Greece well worth the trip.    

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View of Oia
View of Oia
Another View of Oia
Another View of Oia
Hotel in Oia
Hotel in Oia
Oia on the cliff
Oia on the cliff
Climbing up the Volcano
Climbing up the Volcano
Darcys Lunch
Darcy's Lunch
Darcy posing with Oia in the backg…
Darcy posing with Oia in the back…
A pirate looks at 50
A pirate looks at 50
Lou resting on top of Oia
Lou resting on top of Oia
Churc in Oia
Churc in Oia
Santorini
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