Santorini day 2 - 21st April 2008 @ 5:14 pm «   »

Location: Greece : Santorini day 2

After updating the blog yesterday afternoon, we decided to hire a scooter from the internet place (they gave us a good deal for 3 days). We must’ve covered 40km yesterday afternoon alone and went to Oia, the very Northern tip of the island, for the sunset. It’s just like on the postcards – hopefully our photos will do it justice.

Oia is absolutely stunning with all its typical Greek white houses and blue doors. We easily could’ve wondered the streets for hours, but it was getting dark and we had a 45 minute ride back to Villa Mihalis (our little oasis).

This morning we slept in and only left the room at 11am. We got on the bike again and explored the various southern sights. Our first stop was the Red Beach with its unusual black volcanic sand mixed with red stones from the red cliffs around it. We haven’t quite braved the water yet.

From there we explored different little towns and ancient settlements. We turned at the lighthouse, at the Southern tip of the island, and made a quick grocery stop on the way back (there is a Lidl on the island!).

The scooter is great fun and for a change Marizanne has to carry the huge bag with all the camera equipment on her back, while Jan is driving. We look like real tourists, because non of the locals wear helmets (and we got a fine looking red one a very funky little silver one for Jan – wait for the photos!) and unfortunately in true Pomm-style Jan got a smashing sunburn today.
We love Santorini! Still not sure if we are staying 3 or 4 nights, or perhaps more!

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3 Responses to “Santorini day 2”  
Lauren Dreyer Says:

Sounds great!! Enjoy the warm weather, its getting a bit chilly here in Auz now. Think of you guys often!

Pa en Ma Deacon Says:

Hi Julle twee

Die scooter-affere klink na groot pret! Dis wonderlik dat julle alles so baie geniet. Ons het darem die afgelope naweek na julle fotos by die huis kon kyk. Dit lyk fantasties.
Met ons almal gaan dit baie goed. Klein Annesiatjie het Saterdag-aand by ons gebly terwyl haar pa en ma gaan uiteet het.
Geniet alles baie en pas julle self baie mooi op!
Baie liefde
Ons twee

Magda J Says:

Hi Guys

I have to say, it sounds absolutely idyllic and jealously beautiful!!! Enjoy and thanks for my birthday wishes!!!

Miss you guys, like the scooter detail, are you guys the new Wild Hogs hiehiehie