Approaching the island of Santorini
Santorini is known for its beautiful sunsets
Left: Grilled shrimps with rice and sides
Right: Chicken souvlaki with sides
Nea Kameni islet – the last eruption of the Nea Kameni volcano was in 1950.
We joined tons of tourists making their way up the peak of the volcano.
Left: Steam escaping from the ground
Right: Pungent volcanic gases
Peak of the volcano
We had lunch at a restaurant by the sea side… I thought the octopus (see left pic) was kinda scary…
Town of Oia on Santorini
Views of the Caldera from Oia
We picked a restaurant facing west to have dinner so as to catch the sunset.
Dinner wasn’t that great, but the view was!
Alas! The limitations of a digicam!
The sun setting behind clouds
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
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…
Another church of which I’ve forgotten the name
Left: Spectacular view of Fira
Right: View of the Caldera (that’s what the body of water is called)
Right: This wheel moves the cable cars!
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.
Left: Fira at sunset
Right: The Caldera at sunset
Left: The streets of Fira come alive at night!
Right: Donkey puppets!!
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