Santorini – Thira and Oia
Santorini is a little archipel of 4 islands of the Cyclads, which is famous for being the remain of a former larger island destroyed by a volcanic eruption more than 3000 years ago. Nowadays, it is the icon of Greek tourism.
In the middle of the caldera are the two volcanic and deserted islands of Palea and Nea Kameni. To get down to the old port of Thira, you can take a cable car, take one of the dozens of donkeys, or walk through the dung all the way down the stairs :
The city of OIA, on the most north-west point of the main island, is famous for its sunset, which was, I must say, a bit underwhelming, but it’s the intricate architecture of the houses along the cliff which is really something to wonder about.
At sunset tourists are crowding the place, while trendy locals are doing yoga…
End of part I