Visiting Santorini


To see My agent offered me a cheap plan for a week in Athens and another in Samos.

Noticing that Samos is not the best island I made him split this week to include Santorini and Mykonos.

​Wise idea! Santorini is fabulous, and the kids will never forget the trip to the volcano.

Thira – The small bigger town


Perched on the cliffs, overlooking the sea, the town of Fira shares with the Parthenon the fame of the best known images of Greece.

The city is a show, with a climax at the sunset. Its narrow streets have some commerce tourist oriented.

Oia – The older


Hanging at the edge of the caldera, there’s a village that we didn’t visit, that seems to be the oldest in the island.

We only had the opportunity to see it from below, verifying that the slope is so abrupt, that no link between land and sea seems possible.

Kamari beach


A very good swim, with a great surprise – no sand. No sand, but no rocks, too.

The soil is so compact that we felt like in a tarmac surface – smooth but extremely hard.

With a great surf, that could be dangerous, but we found a calm sea, and everything was safe.

A ride in the caldera


Climbing the volcano


Spa in the sea


Transports Hard job


It’s a very steep and long pathway from the harbour to the city, and the mules going up and down are a very typical sight, but the dirt, smells and flies didn’t invite us. 

We preferred to use the common but effective funicular that runs beside the pathway.

The guides (?) failed in all circumstances in this island, we had to manage ourselves to move around, but without difficulties, specially when leaving, when we had to carry all the luggage down to the harbor.

Personal memories Boring trip

Boring trip
Boring trip

We made all connections in Greece by plane, except the trip from Santorini to Mykonos.

​It was a very boring experience, wasting nine hours of our precious time in the sea, in a very basic boat, only with a short stop at Naxos to break the tedium.

Yachts around the islands may be one thing! A ferry is another…