A Visit to Santorini

May 19, 2015

imageSantorini is one of the most popular of the Greek islands and a place I have always wanted to visit.

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As the Norwegian Jade approached the volcanic island of Santorini I was mesmerized by the landscape created by an eruption in the 16th century BC.

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Whitewashed houses sit high above the Aegean Sea on lava rock mountains.

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We had to take tender boats to reach the island, so this process cut into the time we could spend here.

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In order to reach Fira, the main city, we took a cable car for €5 one way. The only other options were walking or riding a burro, and neither choice appealed to us. Fira was busy and chaotic and it took a while to realize that the fastest way to reach the higher town of Oia was go take a taxi. Even this choice took some time but once we arrived in Oia I knew why I wanted to come here. The winding uphill streets and staircases make for multiple photo photo opportunities as well as a sense of gratitude for having good walking shoes.

We found a wonderful place to have lunch where we had a view to die for. I tasted the authentic Greek spinach pie and enjoyed a glass of ouzo which was fantastic!

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Arrivederci, Santorini.

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10 Responses to A Visit to Santorini

  1. Jeanie Beck says:

    Wow, your pictures are incredible! I’m glad you had a great time. My husband rode the burro up and said it was mean and kept biting everyone! Be glad you didn’t take that route! 🙂

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  2. Dreamy, Margie. Sounds (and looks) like you had a fabulous time in Santorini!

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  3. gene hull says:

    Margie, the photos are incredible. What a commentary. Thanks so much.
    Continue to enjoy, of course.
    Gene

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  4. Spectacular scenery and images 😊

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  5. We took the team also! The views were breathtaking and the most beautiful sunsets ever. Thanks for reminding us!

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  6. It is photogenic for sure but in my opinion quite overrated. It is too busy and very expensive. For this I blame the cruise ships. I always recommend islands without cruise ships or airports. My top five – Amorgos, Sifnos, Milos, Folegandros and Antiparos.

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  7. As a Greek whose favorite island is Santorini, i have nothing but praise! Love the photos you took..if you are still there go to imerovigli and in restaurants ask for fava and wine (Santorini,s specialties)

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  8. imarancher says:

    Loved the pictures. I could taste the place! i had to open the pictures to get as big a view as possible. Fira is beautiful and so, by the way, are you. You seem to be getting younger and younger the longer you visit Italy. No wonder it is a popular destination!

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