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Trip report 3-.Santorini #28992
09/17/2014 08:05 PM
09/17/2014 08:05 PM
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Miramichi NB Canada
Sandsailsun Offline OP
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SANTORINI


The earliest ferry to Santorini is 10:30, so although a nice leisurely start I want to get there quickly to soak it all in....per usual I can not rest or sleep like the other snoring masses so I mostly hang out on the outside deck in amazement of my surroundings.....then I see it and it is indeed magical. We enter the caldera with all it's grandeur. Again wow wow wow....

Off we go to Imerovigli, Merovigla studios is a perfect perfect place. we have an incredible apartment with two balconies and view of the caldera and the other side. I had no idea this island was so narrow so as to see both water views at the same time. SOOO neat. our hosts Kathrina and Alexander were superb. The cute little pool topped off this gorgeous property with its grape vine laden terraces and blooming trees abound.

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I can't believe I get to spend two days in this marvellous place. chilled poolside with lots of Mythos and made some new friends, Greek vacationers who gave us some suggestions of where to go watch sunset and where to have dinner. Can't beat those recommendations I say. when in Greece eat where the Greeks eat is a great Moto .

The sunset over the caldera was spectacular as expected. Early to bed after lots of merry making, eating and drinking ....oh dear...

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Planning a physical adventure tomorrow so sensible Kim came out and I set some limits. Planning a 3 hour hike to Oia in the morning...

Up to watch the sunrise over the caldera from our wrap around balcony .,Am I really here? gorgeous does not begin to capture this moment.

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Morning brings a spectacular hike from Imerovigli to Oia via a Caldera rimmed rocky path ..wow wow wow .Pictures speak louder than words so here are my favourites.


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Our destination is the white caped range in the far distance...

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Neat volcanic rock path with pretty cactus along the way...

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Getting closer..

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Oia is definitely geared to tourists with lots of shopping. Unbelievable scenery and really felt like I was in a mamma Mia movie.

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Taxi ride back to relax poolside for a bit then out to Fira the main town in amazing Santorini for an explore . Incredible ambience and really cool shopping. Even had a live fish pedicure...freaky but just had to do it!!

Another unbelievable sunset followed by grand applause, then dinner at a great spot called salt and pepper as recommended by our Greek poolside friends. awesome and best food so far.

Santorini has lived up to its expectations and should be experienced by everyone at least once. flying back to Athens in the morning then to Poros to start another wild adventure on our sail flotilla.


Kim

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Re: Trip report 3-.Santorini [Re: Sandsailsun] #28993
09/17/2014 09:21 PM
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Great pics! Love that island.


Mike
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Re: Trip report 3-.Santorini [Re: mdoyle9999] #28994
09/18/2014 05:10 AM
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Kim - Great Shots! What camera do you use to capture these jewels? Raise the sails we are ready for your next adventure.


“Every time I open a bottle of wine, it is an amazing trip somewhere!” José Andrés
Re: Trip report 3-.Santorini [Re: TomB] #28995
09/18/2014 06:05 AM
09/18/2014 06:05 AM
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Miramichi NB Canada
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It is a cannon powershot D20.
Compact, point and shoot, waterproof and shockproof. I love it


Kim

Re: Trip report 3-.Santorini [Re: Sandsailsun] #28996
09/18/2014 04:14 PM
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Kim, you really did capture the magic of Santorini and its caldera with those pictures! Thanks for sharing and brining back good memories!

Can't wait to see and hear your impressions of Poros. Made many stops there as a young and care free charter skipper ... remembering those stern to shore mooring exercises! On one charter, I made the mistake of mooring bow to shore; most of the crew made it to the quay, except for one woman who spent quite a few minutes hanging upside down from the bow, much to the delight of the yachts next to us and onlookers. She did deserve it as she refused the entire week to participate in crew tasks, thinking she had booked a all-inclusive cruise. <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Grin.gif" alt="" />


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