Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Day 39 - Sunday 30th May - Santorini, Greece

Finally a sleep in!!! Called for breakfast and they brought it up to our villa apartment balcony for us to eat it. Very nice. Weather - fantastic and sunny! Views everywhere - sensational! After our late breakfast we decided to walk the 10-15 minutes to get to Thira, or so we thought. It took us about an hour to walk through the cobbled footpath along the bay to reach Thira - whilst taking many photos and shopping along the way. Even met a lady, Alison, orginally from Melbourne, who now lives on this beautiful island with her Greek husband and 4 children.
Finally got to Thira, feet a little sore in my brand new leather thong shoes bought in Imerovigli, but all was well. Had lunch in one of the many open air bar restaurants overlooking the white houses and bay. So beautiful!
After luch we finally got to the main shopping alleys so nice and full of beautiful things (we did control ourselves)! Late afternoon we decided to takle the Local Bus back. So much easier on the feet plus a lot quicker too. Had a bit of a rest and a swim before deciding to go to Oia for the sunset. Got there by the Local Bus again right on sunset but unfrotunately it wa a non-event (I mean the sunset). So instead we looked for the blue churches - found them - shopped around and then back to our hotel. So picturesque even at night. We took sooo many photos!