Things you should know about Santorini Greece
Santorini is the commonly used name by tourists, but it is officially named Thira. Greece has many gems, but perhaps Santorini is the absolutely pick of the gems for its scenic beauty. Santorini is a tourist mecca perched on top of the remaining part of a massive volcano that exploded in the 17th century BC.
Things to do in Santorini Greece
The Santorini Caldera
The big volcanic eruption caused land to fall into the sea creating the Caldera, cliffs that rise steeply from the ocean. Great views must have been highly prized then, as now, because the original homes were built up the side of the Caldera and into the side of the mountain. Most of them are now hotels or restaurants, with paths giving access up and down the side of the Caldera.
Wonky Knees? The Paths Are Made For Wonky Donkeys!
While this offers fabulous views, sunsets and photo opportunities it is hell on the knees! The paths are built for the donkeys (yes, you read that correctly). They are herded down to the bottom of the Caldera to carry tourists up to the town of Fira from the Cruise ships. The slope of the paths is fairly steep, with steps every few metres or two. Going up is strenuous; going down requires good footing, good balance, and needs to be managed very carefully after a celebration! [Read more…] about Trip to Santorini Greece