Friday, May 27, 2011
Santorini, Greece--Yes, it is spectacular. (by Hiller)
I’ve heard references about the beauty of Santorini, Greece for some time, but nothing prepared me for the dramatic and ruggedly beautiful landscapes we encountered. We entered the island by tender boat, which was interesting in and of itself. Then we took a bus up to Oia, a lively tourist area where the view was breathtaking. This is the view that is most often seen in posters, vivid white cubed houses and churches with brilliant blue domes juxtaposed to even deeper blues of the Aegean Sea. We saw a black sand beach, ate traditional Greek food, and went to the highest point of the island, Fira--which is also the capital. We took a cable car down the mountain and returned to our tender boat. We definitely needed more time to explore!