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Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Mykonos May 17th 2007

We flew to Venice on Saturday and as soon as we stepped of the plane we couldn't believe how warm in was!! It was great. We hopped on the bus to our campgrond that we were staying at and when we got there we were pleasantly surprised. It wasn't just a small campground, it had everything. A pool, resaurant, bar, grocery store, gym, internet cafe and we weren't actually camping, we were staying in a small trailer like room that had 2 beds and a full bathroom. We just wandered around the campground that evening, since it was late when we got there and we were quite far outside of Venice. Sunday morning it was up early and we caught the bus to the ferry port where we walked around for over and hour because ... read more

Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Mykonos May 16th 2007

May 16, 2007 Mykonos… the world famous, cosmopolitan Greek Island that is also the location of where the hit movie from the 80’s, “Shirley Valentine” was filmed. The ship arrived at around 7:30am and after a nice leisurely breakfast we caught a shuttle and went into the nice little town of Hora. No tours were going to bog us down today, as we left the day open. For a short while we just walked along the harbour, where we saw many cafés and restaurants. As we walked around a corner near where the smaller boats were docked, we saw 3 very plump contented pelicans resting on a cement wall. A few tourists were gathered by them to take photographs. We did the same. I could not get over their size! After a little more walking ... read more
The Inner Harbour of Mykonos
Three Fat Pelicans
The real Shirley Valentine

Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Santorini May 15th 2007

I woke up at 6:15am, looked out the window to see the cliffs of Santorini. The sun had not yet come over the cliff and I was so thrilled and overwhelmed by the beauty of this place, it gave me a tear or two. Fortunately we had no tour today which meant that we would not be ruled be schedules and could leisurely enjoy our day… or so we thought. As we were in a port that did not have docks, we would be tendered to shore. The first tender came at 7:30am, a little earlier than was planned. We also noticed that we would not be alone on this day trip. Both the Holland American Veendam and Westerdam were sharing the port with us, which turned out to be a bit of a problem. ... read more
A stunning view at Oia
Lunch in Oia
Another stunning Santorini View

Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Naxos May 15th 2007

Our first ferry trip in Greece!! We were so excited to take the Greek version of Bart to the port, but of course they were on strike - just our luck so we had to take a taxi... and traffic was ridiculous because of the strike so it took forever to get there. Lambrose our driver was super nice, he helped us map out our island hopping excursions. At the port we had our first Gyro's!! and free beer!!! It was so friggin hot! 31 degrees which is over 90!!! Hot hot hot. The ferry was super nice - we got suckered into upgrading to the "airplane seats" that reclined in the ac section of the boat where they showed movies in english!! We figured out later that no one checks your tickets and you ... read more
The boat
The boat was HUGE!!!
Don't know what islands these are

Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Rhodes May 14th 2007

Landed back in Rodos this morning at 11am off the Catemaran, was up at 6am this morning and saw the sun rise over Turkey!! (and once my friend gets my camera software loaded to their computer I'll share some of the pics I took whilst over in Kos) Weather has now hotted up - over 30' most days! Had a great few days in Kos, it felt like a holiday - we were doing all the touristy stuff!! I learnt more history in 3 days there than I did all my time at school!! Had a couple of afternoons lounging by the pool as well which was great - tan coming on nicely!! Don't think I'm going to do the job I was planning on, hopefully getting lined up to walk someone's dogs a few times ... read more

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Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Mykonos May 14th 2007

We set sail, well ferry, across from Turkey to Greece to Samos. So close to Turkey that you can almost swim across at some points and the Greeks have guns lining the shores to keep the Turks away. Those Greeks still love the Turks!! On the ferry we ran into people we had met in Instabul who were travelling from Oz for a year, who became our travelling companions for our time in the Greek Islands. After arriving in Samos we were greeted by an Aussie fella who helped us out with a place to stay, close to the beach. Nice !!(which is to be said like Borat!) It was now time to spend more time relaxing on the beach and enjoying the great weather. We, well Dave, tried his hand at driving a European ... read more
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Oia - Said eeah

Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Santorini May 13th 2007

Hello All, Thanks for all the messages that everyone has been sending. Internet has been few and far between so we are not writing as often. Neetz just typed out this blog and the computer died on her so I'm typing it now. Things here have been a blast. We left Athens for Mykonos and then Ios and we are now trying to make our way to Italy from Santorini. The beaches here are ok (just). We are simply spoilt in Aus with our beaches. We have been kicked off banana lounges so many times as we refuse to pay to sit on them. We have come to know that the dodgy banana lounge people let everyone get comfortable before asking them to pay. Otherwise we have been hiring scooters to get around the islands ... read more
our second scooter at Ios
the sunset at Ios
beach at Mykonos

Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Santorini May 13th 2007

Happy Mothers day to all the mothers out there, and especially ours! Miss you both. Hello to everyone else! Santorini... ah.... we don't want to leave here. So, since we last updated we have had nearly 3 days here. We did many things. The first full day we were here we decided to go to the Hot Springs and Volcano tour on a big boat. It was super windy and the boat was a rocky ride. Kim was not doing so good. I felt super sick and rested on Dennis for most of the trip until it smoothed out a bit. The volcano was... unremarkable? For an active volcano, it sure didn't looked active. We saw some steam.... yep... woo woo... that was about it! Haha, we were just expecting maybe a crater or SOMETHING ... read more
After jumping in...
Dennis on a donkey
Town of Oia

Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Santorini May 10th 2007

Hey Everyone, Well, it is unanimous here, Santorini is our favorite island and neither of us want to ever leave. No worries Mama Andrews, we will be coming home. Our wish unfortunately cannot come true. So yesterday in Naxos, we climbed Mount Zas and well, once again it is no surprise that no one worships the Greek Gods anymore. It is rather quite silly that their places of worship are so hard to reach. Climbing the mountain was more than just some little jaunt in the park and it was quite difficult to find the path. We only got lost a few times. And we never found the Cave of Zas (aka Zeus) so we don't think he ever really existed (wink wink). The hike was pretty steep and there was very few people there. ... read more
The Laundry Experience
Behemoth of a taco
Goat friends on Mount Zas

Europe » Greece » South Aegean » Santorini May 10th 2007

We packed ourselves off to Manchester on the eve of Mick’s birthday for our flight to Santorini on the 3rd and commiserated with the locals at their loss to AC Milan. We’d booked a last minute deal to the Greek island of Santorini on a very British package tour and piled on with all the retirees and young couples looking to burn themselves into an early summer tan. The view from the plane as we flew in was picture perfect and our villa at the seaside resort of Kamari was a white cubist cliché complete with blue trims. We were only a short stroll from the black pebble beach lined with restaurants where we grabbed some dinner. After making the inevitable mistake of turning up to the package company get-together with "Damien" and waiting for ... read more
Santorini
View over the Volcano
Town of Oia




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