Flight in was a llitle peculiar! Was expecting a prop plane smaller than the one from Dubrocnik but got an Airbus A320 - flight time 45mins! Take off, cruise 2mins, land!
Spectacular place in terms of views, buildings (and where they've built them), sunsets, cruise liners etc. One peculiarity was we saw loads of Asian weddings! Had one of the trips top meals in a local taverna - just a pork souvlaki, but it was incredible!
Hotel's location is spectacular but don't come if you suffer from vertigo or don't like stairs! Honestly, feel I could jump off the edge and plunge 150m+ into the Aegean!
And so it draws to an end! 3 months of trains, planes, cars, a bus, 9 countries capped with 3 nights on Santorini. Flight back to Athens tonight and then Aussie tomorrow.
Have loved every single second of our trip and some things have changed for me....not looking forward to the adjustment period when we get back! One last blog to come from 26 Ramsgate Street, Glenelg - which it will be good to see!
Arrived in Santorini in the dark. Found our way down down to the villa where we were staying, via lifts and stone steps, treacherous with the morning dew. Night porter was on and bless him he got us a cup of coffee and tea and we sat and waited for reception to open. 6 hours later we were still siting waiting for our room as check in was 2 pm, but it was quiet and peaceful sitting by the pool and we were able to use the WiFi. Wasn't happy with the first room they offered us and so we waited again for another room which was what we had paid big bucks for.
So, we laid on the many sun lounges around the complex which is huge, swam in the pool, ate meals in the pool car, ate in the restaurant, sat on our private balcony and watched the amazing sunsets. Read and relaxed. Walked to the town of Fira one day, typically full of shops to entice the tourists to buy. Ate out at a brilliant Traditional Greek restaurant. These last 3 days were about doing nothing which is what we did! Inthis amazing setting perched high on a volcano rim looking down into the brilliant blue ocean.
There is always an ending and ours is nigh. We leave late today to fly to Athens, back to the Sofitel Hotel for one more night and then the flight back to Adelaide. I go with great memories of a fabulous trip, and renewed energy for hopefully a few more years in education. Already thinking about our next trip!