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Monday, August 27, 2012

Santorini & Oia

Our Last Day in Greece we sailed from Mykonos to Santorini overnight Sunday into Monday. The weather has continued to be hot, and the ship set anchor in the waters near the caldera, or volcanic crater. One looks up at the enormous cliff, unable to understand how humans built towns painted white at the top. Our morning excursion was a bus tour to Oia (pronounced “E-aa”) which is another picturesque town at the top of the island. While Santorini is dramatic, it could not erase our evaluation of Mykonos as the more beautiful of the two tourist destinations. Jim bought a lovely ring of opal slices set in silver in Oia, and we walked around the town. Then our bus drove to a vineyard where we sampled three local wines. When we returned to Fira, the capital, we had our last Greek lunch before we took the cable car back down to the water’s edge to board a tender back to the ship. Today we are in Ephesus, Turkey. -Dan

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