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.


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.



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


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


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!



Arrivederci, Santorini.

About Margie Miklas

An award-winning author, Margie Miklas writes medical thrillers and travel memoirs about Italy, a place which has captured her passion for travel. She is also the creator and owner of the travel blog, Margie in Italy, and a contributing writer for an Italian-American newspaper. A retired critical-care nurse, she enjoys spending time with her family, including her three cats. Her favorite place is the beach, and she likes learning new computer skills, when she is not writing. A member of the Florida Writers Association, Margie makes her home in Florida.
This entry was posted in Greece, TRAVEL and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

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! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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


  3. gene hull says:

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


  4. Spectacular scenery and images 😊


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

    Liked by 1 person

  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.


  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)

    Liked by 1 person

  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!

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s