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Connie’s Travel Diary

Thursday, 02 Aug 2007

Location: Athens, Greece

MapSantorini is everything it is said to be and more. The water is beautiful, the towns are incredible to see, and the volcano is amazingly large. I didn't get to see the ancient ruins as the Akrotiri site is still closed but what we did do was grand.
In the evening we just tooled around the tiny city with all of its uniques shops, eateries, and chapels .(You will see once I get the pictures uploaded.) We ate a greek version of a quesidilla. It was yummy. The place is like one big giant party scene starting about 11:00 with clubs playing remixed American music everywhere.
In the morning we took a boat tour out to the vents in the center of the caldera where we climbed all over them. We then went to the other side of the little island and swam. There are hot springs there and it was very sweet!!! The water was great.
The climb down to get to the boat was like the Grand Canyon trails. We shared the path with the donkeys. Uck! On the way back up, the trail was quite challenging. Up the cliffs we climbed. I jumped in the pool when we got back so cool off and wash the donkey smell off.
We managed to catch a quick k-bob to eat and watch the sunset into the caldera - beautiful!!! I will be home tomorrow night and get the pictures.
It was a short visit but well worth it. On my way back to the US now. See you all soon.