Today, we do the boat cruise which has a bus picking us up from the hotel taking us to the port, from there, on a boat to the nearby island volcano, a swim in the local hot spring, a stop at Thirissia island and finishing off at Oia for sunset and a bus back to our hotel.
|Our boat cruise ticket|
|Our boat for the day|
|People balance rocks everywhere!|
|Volcano (can you see the steam?)|
|Still on the volcano!|
|Jumping and swimming to the hot spring off in the distance|
|Thirissia (do you see the zig-zag? That's the only way up!)|
|Snack at Nick the Greek|
|Allison pointing to our destination|
|I guess they only sell blue and white paint here too in Thirissia?|
|Fried cheese on the left, octopus on the right|
|View of our hike down (can you see the people?)|
|View of the Oia port/dock area, can you see the zig-zag path up? Yup, by foot again|
Fourth and final stop, Oia! Once we docked and were off the boat, the tour guide told us when/where to meet and we were free to explore and it was around 6:00pm at that time with a meet up time of 8:35pm by the big church square. Since we were here the day before, we knew where it was, but it isn't too hard to find. By now, we were fairly tired of all the hiking and guess what, we had to do another one! Either hike up the long and tall set of stairs or pay for a donkey. I know that Allison seemed really tired and wanted to ride a donkey (which cost 5 euros) but I convinced her to walk up with me. We ended up getting to the top before the donkeys did!
|Just in case you couldn't see the people from yesterday|
|Seriously, literally thousands of people must be watching|
Tomorrow, we have the morning in Santorini before we head to Crete, the second island of Greece we plan to visit before heading to Athens for our final leg of this trip.