Day 63: Santorini, Greece
Santorini is the picturesque island used in all the photos and marketing material you’ve seen promoting the Greek Islands The island is actually part of the rim of an caldera, a submerged volcano. It is still active, but it had a cataclysmic eruption in 1500 B.C. which is one of the largest eruptions in recorded history. Check out the wikipedia entry on the Minoan Eruption for more. Oh, and Santorini is one of the possible locations of Atlantis.
The cliffs, white washed buildings with blue accents, and the pink flowers are classic imagery and is exactly what Santorini is like. We took a three to four hour ferry from Paros and only had a few hours to walk around the villages of Fira and Oia. But it was worth it, it was hard to take a bad shot.
A shout out to our friend, Ntina Antoniou. We found a jewelry/wine shop called Antoniou. The owner was very nice, told some good stories, and sold us a bottle of vinsanto (an excellent dessert wine). A photo for you.