Monday, September 27, 2010


A dream come true.  So often places can disappoint but this magical island was everthing I had hoped. There are many more spectacular photographs on the web than mine but these are for my memories. This is one of the first views, with the villages looking like snow on the top of the cliffs.
We had to go ashore by tender and we landed very close to what I immediately named "Shirley Valentine's cafe".
We could have walked up the cliffs or taken a donkey but we opted to queue for a while and took the cable car,
This takes you up to Thira but Oia was were I wanted to be so we took the bus which gave us a good view of the other (flatter) side of the isand. 
And then Oia
A tumble of steps and little narrow passages filled with intriguing houses and tempting shops.
My daughter spotted this little conversation piece.
I could live here
or here

More tomorrow


verobirdie said...

Aren't you "ashamed" to send us so many temptations?:-)
Those pictures are lovely, I too could live there.

Penny Berens said...

Oh, me too! (Meaning I could like there!)

Seth said...

What a magical place...and such beautiful photographs!

Jackie said...

I have always wanted to go to Santorini but worry it will be too commercial, or touristy. What time of year did you actually go? I so enjoyed looking at your pictures.