Travel

Fira & Oia, Santorini

In between beach days, we took a bus to the west side of the island to visit Fira & Oia.  Both of these towns are perched high above the sea on cliffs overlooking the caldera. 

We walked around the narrow streets of Fira, stopping into shops & admiring all the blue around us!

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Below Fira is a small port, which is where Christian & I arrived in Santorini when we took our cruise last fall.  To get up to Fira you can either walk, ride a donkey or take the cable car.

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Anyone interested in a fish pedicure?  Apparently, these small fish painlessly eat the dead sink from your feet…gross!

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After a couple hours in Fira, we took another bus to Oia (ee-ah) the northern most town on Santorini.  I think this is the most photographed town, as it has amazing sunset views.  Our plan was to stay for sunset but we arrived a little too early into town & we were already so hot & tired that we didn’t think we could make it to sunset.  We still had wonderful views!

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Wouldn’t you love to stay in one of those rooms with the private pools overlooking the sea?

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After our time in Santorini, we took another ferry back to Athens.  Unfortunately, the sea was really rough that day & we were in a really small high-speed ferry.  You could feel the boat hit every wave & many people were sea sick!  Julie & I were so lucky that we didn’t get sick but we still didn’t feel that great & were so happy when we finally arrived in Athens.  I had only one full day left in Athens before flying back to Germany.  We just relaxed and walked around the neighborhood of where we were staying.  It was such a fun trip & so nice to have some quality girl time!

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