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Sunday, September 12, 2010

Santorini

Santorini.  The postcard island of the Greek islands.  We arrived in Santorini on Saturday, July 31, 2010.  The harbor on this island was created by a volcano in 1500 BC., and the effect is still explosive: steep cliffs rise from sea level, cubist white houses glow in the Aegean sun.


Our panoramic tour of Santorini started with the first stop at the Profitis Ilias (Prophet Elias) Mountain, offering the best views on the whole island.  Descending the mountain we stopped on the way to Oia Village to visit a winery.  We had the opportunity to see how the wine is made from the unique Santorini grapevines.  The drive to Oia definitely acquainted us the the inspiring volcanic nature of the island: and the views from various different angles were quite spectacular.  The picturesque town features blue-domed churches, old two-story mansions, and narrow cobblestone streets lined with tiny shops selling hand made ceramics, paintings and semi precious jewelry.  The little town was an ideal location to capture the beauty of this remarkable island.  Transportation to the top of the mountain is cable car, riding a donkey up the hill or taking a motor coach as we did. Personally, I liked riding in the air-conditioned coach.

Santorini was our last port of call in the beautiful country of Greece.  What a wonderful experience to visit a beautiful place with blue water and white houses lining the top of the mountain.

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Betty

2 comments:

  1. G'morn, Betty ~ My son honeymooned there & so loved it as well. Your pictures show such beauty ... glad you enjoyed.

    Have a beautiful week ~
    TTFN ~ Marydon

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  2. Beautiful! Just like a picture postcard! Beautiful shots!

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