Today, we were up fairly early so that we could get a daylight photo of the cliff we were viewing the night before, and get some breakfast before our tour of the caldera (active volcano), hot springs, Thirassia, and the sunset at Oia. Breakfast ended up being something picked up from the bakery as we ran out of time for a proper sit-down meal.The meeting spot for our tour, as well as which bus we were on, wasn't as obvious as the rude woman at the travel agency made it out to be, and it was just lucky that we ran into two Canadians who were also on our tour. The tour bus went down a terrifyingly winding road to the port of Athinios, where we boarded a traditional wooden sailing boatn to sail to Nea Kameni, the site of the active volcano. It was about a 25-30 minute walk to the top, and a little longer on the way down as the 'path' was basically gravel (loose in some spots and compacted in others). Unfortunately, on the way down, I slipped and fell on my hand, ending up with a very swollen and bruised (posibly strained) thumb, so I was fairly cranky from that moment onward.When we got to the hot springs atr Palaia Kameni, G pointed out that I probably wasn't a strong enough swimmer to make it over to them, so I grudgingly stayed on the boat. (In hindsight, he was completely right - apparently the water was like diving into ice, and getting up on the ladder to get back onto the boat would have been hard enough without my injured hand.)From the hot springs, we sailed to Thirassia for lunch, as well as the option of swimming or climbing the 150 steep sloping 'big steps' (more like connected platforms - see picture) up to the traditional village of Manola at the top of the island. The tour guide did, however, warn the people who were going to Oia for the sunset (aka us) that they should probably save their strength for the climb to Oia, which was 250 steps!G was pretty insistent that we visit Manola, however, and I managed to make it up about a fifth of the way before soreness got the better of me and crankiness set in. We exchanged a few heated words (with his opinion being that I shouldn't let being injured spoil my holiday) and I lost my temper and stormed off ahead up the stairs and to the village. A pretty big mistake on my part, as I felt absolutely shocking once I got up there, and was gasping for breath, sweating, and my hand was throbbing even more than before.By the time we got to Oia, however, everything was fine again (apart from my hand). Just one look at those steps up to the town, however, and G decided we should both take advantage of the donkey rides offered, and he managed to get into the group that was just leaving, on the smallest donkey of the group (poor donkey!). I had to wait about 10 minutes for the donkeys to come back down before I could get a ride up, and let me tell you that watching those donkeys basically GALLOPING down that hill was a terrifying sight. I ended up on a white donkey that was second in the group and kept trying to overtake the bigger, slower donkey in front. The ride was mildly terrifying because of the sheer speed of the donkey, the long drp on the side of the cliff, and that I couldn't hold on with both hands. G thought I was going to be in an even worse mood when I got up there, and was filming in anticipation, but I was laughing hysterically (it was either that or scream and cry the whole way up).At the top, we walked for a little while and then decided not to stay in Oia for the sunset (it was windy and overcast anyway), so we caught the (very cheap) local bus back to Fira. After showering, we strolled around, looking for a place to have dinner, and found a tiny restaurant called Cafe Daphne, tucked away at the top of some stairs in a backstreet arcade. I think this was G's favourite meal so far - we had a bit of a rocky start with charcoal bread, but the mixed grill plate that we shared (with ribs, steak, pork, chicken and lamb) was simple yet delicious. We also had a complimentary dessert - some cake that I think was almond, but was so good that I was hoping G wouldn't want to even try it so I could have seconds.After dinner, we went for a short walk to digest before returning top the hostel and settling back in after our VERY long day out in the sun.