Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Greece: Santorini

What's the first thing we did as unemployed people? Went to Greece of course! We started in Santorini. We stayed 3 nights in Fira, which is the main/busy town on the island. We also spent some time doing watersports (parasailing for me, scuba diving for both of us) on different beaches around the island, and spent a sunset in Oia, which is the "romantic" and quiet part on the north side of the island. Our last day, we walked down to the port for a cruise to the caldera (volcano) and hot springs. It was amazing- we got to climb to the top of an active volcano and feel the heat coming out! They can predict activity in the short term, so it's safe. It took about a half hour to climb up, and similar to the Eagle's Nest visit, I undertook this climbing adventure in flipflops.

Here is a photo inside the Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral in Fira.

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Gotta love wine on tap!

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Me parasailing over the Aegean

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Colorful buildings in Oia

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Japanese tourists and 2 brave dogs lounging on rooftops in Oia

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On the way up the volcano.

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