Greece Highlights – Santorini

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Approaching the island of Santorini

 

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Santorini is known for its beautiful sunsets

 

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Left: Grilled shrimps with rice and sides

Right: Chicken souvlaki with sides

 

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Nea Kameni islet – the last eruption of the Nea Kameni volcano was in 1950. 

 

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We joined tons of tourists making their way up the peak of the volcano.

 

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Left: Steam escaping from the ground

Right: Pungent volcanic gases

 

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Peak of the volcano

 

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We had lunch at a restaurant by the sea side… I thought the octopus (see left pic) was kinda scary…

 

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Town of Oia on Santorini

 

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Beautiful churches

 

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Views of the Caldera from Oia

 

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We picked a restaurant facing west to have dinner so as to catch the sunset.

 

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Dinner wasn’t that great, but the view was!

 

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Alas!  The limitations of a digicam!

 

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The sun setting behind clouds

 

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Town of Fira –

Left: Catheral Church of Candlemas of the Lord

Right: The street is dotted with doorways like this to indicate that there’s a restaurant / hotel below

 

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Left: Town of Fira (see the steps at the bottom left corner of the photo?  That leads to the port.)

Right: You can take cable car down to the port – highly recommended ‘cos it’s a loooooong climb and the steps reek of donkey poop!  We suffered the experience in Oia…

 

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Another church of which I’ve forgotten the name

 

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Left: Spectacular view of Fira

Right:  View of the Caldera (that’s what the body of water is called)

 

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Right: This wheel moves the cable cars!

 

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Left: A little dock for small boats

Right: There’re a lot of smokers in Greece.  There’re few restrictions on areas where people can smoke.  Not good news of non-smokers like us.

 

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Left: Fira at sunset

Right: The Caldera at sunset

 

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Left: The streets of Fira come alive at night!

Right: Donkey puppets!!

 

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And that’s all the photos I have for now.  Friends, if you want to see the entire collection of Greece photos, please check my Facebook.  Thanks!

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