With its whitewashed cottages perched on massive, sheer-drop cliffs overlooking a velvet blue volcanic caldera, Greece’s Santorini is one of those places that’s almost as beautiful from afar as it is from atop. Santorini got its look from a violent volcanic eruption about 3,500 years ago.
Black-sand beaches, crystal-clear waters and whitewashed villages that cling to volcanic cliffs make the island of Santorini a wonder to behold. Many visitors come to Santorini to uncover the mysteries of the lost kingdom of Atlantis, while others revel in its relaxed mountaintop atmosphere to enjoy the scenic waters of the Mediterranean
One of the most magical moment we had in Oia Santorini is seeing the endless blue hues.Crisp white villas,bright blue domes & the dark blue Aegean Sea .
some of Santoriniâs highlights that we visited is a well-known, quality winery (vin santos) and the beautiful village of Oia.
Our tender took us to Port of Athinious where our tour bus drove us up to picturesque Oia, which is situated on top of an impressive cliff and enjoyed the unrivalled, spectacular views of the Aegean. This traditional village offers charming houses and quaint narrow streets that are ideal for a stroll. Blue domed churches, sunbathed verandas, plenty of shops, tavernas and cafes await your discovery. Many artists have fallen in love with this idyllic setting and their presence is obvious in the many art galleries. ( I now have a painting of this magnificent view )
Our 2nd stop is at finest wineries where we got to taste some of the best wines in Santorini.Our final stop was at Fira (old port).We had lunch sampling the local cuisine and a quick stop to shop for a Greek white dress.
To get back to the ship, easiest is cable car down , ride the donkey or take the 533 steps down. We chose to walk down due to long queue with cable car. I thought this is easy.right? Yes, had I been wearing the right footwear.. The steps were very..very slippery..along with dodging the donkeys and their dropping... It was an experience in itself!! Lots of steps down to the old harbour but some things just HAVE to be done. Navigating your way past the donkeys was great fun but a good pair of walking shoes is really needed to negotiate some slippery steps and the donkeys' "Leavings".