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Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Rhodes June 25th 2007

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Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Santorini June 21st 2007

I've seen the sun rise on the Aegean islands, rolling up orange above the dry hills of Ios and brightening over Thira's whitewashed houses and long multicoloured shores. I've seen the white Acropolis lit up in the morning light, and I've watched the sun go down in violet and rose as the ship pulls out of Athens' harbour. I've eaten sweet honeyed backlava by the black beach at Perissa, and had my full share of tzatziki and feta cheese. I've discovered that if France has the best art and Italy the best food, Greece definitely has the most fascinating history - I can hardly devour enough of it, and I wish I'd read Homer and Plato 'til it came out my ears before I left home. I've also been offered a drink in a park by ... read more

Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Santorini June 20th 2007

Santorini started off great. On the ridiculously long ferry ride over (7.5 hours), some Torontonians I met at Pagration Hostel in Athens got on the ferry from Paros to Ios! They were awesome, and we had great conversation the whole way, plus they shared their wine... which is a great way to make friends! Haha. I was sad when they had to get off the ferry one and a half hours before me, but it just gave me some time to relax and watch the moon set behind the ferry. On Santorini, I managed to book myself a palace! It was called Pension George and I had my own room with my own bathroom, terrace, fridge, and television! Plus, the pension had a pool! Lovely. My first day there I took my time getting ready and ... read more
Canadians on the ferry
Sunset on the Ferry
Kamari Beach

Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Santorini June 16th 2007

As my health improved, all other aspects (minus my money situation) were riding the optimism wave as well. I found that working nights at the bar became what I looked forward too the most. We would close around 3 but "shut down" the place by 4 or 6. I was promoted to bartender which I'm convinced was an undiscovered passion. Well, not necessarily a passion but I really enjoy rocking that shit. I have met so many people already. I've been on the island long enough that every 5min of walking warrants a "Hello Acee" "Yeah, Acee!" etc. Have to say this little paradise has won me over entirely. I will continue my journey as scheduled, but I have sworn to my next few summers in Santorini. I can't pass up a badass, free-spirit life ... read more
Crazy fun bartender
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Red Vodka

Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Santorini June 16th 2007

So internet is crazy expensive so this is going to be super short. Spent two day in Athens, checked out the Acropolis but really didn't take in much more of the city. It was just a stop over before we hit SANTORINI!! So I'm in love with this island and now have plans to become a lighthouse keeper/fisherman/vineyard owner/diner owner. Should be good. School officially ended today so I'm on my way to get gussied up for the big celebratory dinner tonight. Shpuld be a riot. This is the part in the field school where people hook up or have a nuclear fall out. Can't wait to watch the events unfold. Going to go find a beach tomorrow so I can take advantage of my time in the sun. I'll track down a computer when we ... read more

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Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Santorini » Fira June 16th 2007

I woke up around 10am because Steve got up to get some Dupon (pain reliever) for his crashing hangover headache. We all went up and had breakfast together. We had planned to have a quiet day, mostly hanging around the hotel. Steve went back to bed immediately after breakfast and Alice and I went to the pool. We stayed at the pool until about 1pm, when it dawned on me that we had to pick up the laundry in Fira before they closed at 2pm and the rental car had to be returned by 4pm! By this time Steve thought he was probably going to live through his hangover and got up to go with me. The laundry cost 45 Euros for 5 loads, but it was worth it to get it back all clean and ... read more

Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Santorini June 16th 2007

Okay...we are a day late blogging. We did not get home until very late last night...it was a very long day. We left here at 10am and walked to Fira and then down the long winding stairs to the old port. The walk took 1 hour to get to the bottom and we shared it with herds of donkeys!!! Oh...that was fun. We had to jump on the wall several times to spare our toes from being stepped on and not to mention all the lovely treats they leave behind...ha ha. The people from the cruise ships arrive at this port and they can either take donkeys up or ride the tram, however the tram can have a 2hr line up...not good, especially when it is like 105 degrees out. Anyway, we waited for our ship ... read more

Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Santorini » Fira June 15th 2007

Yikes! We woke up at 9:50am and the hotel reception desk had told us to call before 10am to check on availability and make reservations for the volcano tour. Called reception to see if we were too late, they checked and found out we could get on the tour. We would be picked up from the hotel at 10:45am and returned around 5:30pm. We raced through getting ready and went up and ate another fabulous breakfast with eggs over easy today. The bus came around 11am and took us to Athinos port, but the boat wasn’t there. The tour director came over and told us that the boat we were supposed to be on had a problem and that we would be taking another boat which wasn’t there yet. We were told to go wait in ... read more

Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Santorini » Fira June 14th 2007

Woke up just in the nick of time to leap up and get breakfast at the hotel buffet. It was well worth it though, the hotel put on a huge, impressive spread of food; scrambled eggs with ham, bacon, meats, cheeses, little hot dog things, breads, apple turnovers, mini pitas, chocolate filled croissants (Steve say’s they were extra yum!), fruits, super sweet fruit juices, cereals and yogurts. Whew, I’m sure I forgot something but that was basically it, the only downside was you had to eat in the dining area, if you took the food back to your room or deck there was a 3 Euro per person charge. We planned to go shopping in Fira and decided to go to the Hondos Center , so we parked at the entrance to Fira. We ended up ... read more

Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Santorini June 14th 2007

Hi all! Just a short one today...not too much to report! Another beautiful and sunny day in Greece! We walked down to the main town of Fira this morning. There is this incredible pathway that runs the length of the caldera from our hotel to the main town. The view from the walk is astonishing. We were looking right down the large cliffs into the sea where all the cruise ships are anchored (7 in total!!). They look so tiny from up here. They can't dock at the port in Santorini because they are too large, so they send little boats to the island all day long. We spent the rest of the morning and afternoon walking around the little shops in Fira. It is a very touristy city, but we found some cute things to ... read more




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