Sunday, October 19, 2008

Paradise

The last stop on the cruise was Santorini. It really is beyond words. I mean Switzerland was beautiful, but the sun and sand is much more my style. The first stop was Thira, which was nice. A few beautiful churches and some nice places.











But then, we saw some familiar people from the ship and they told us they were hopping on the city bus to Oia. Since we didn't have any other plans, we went along. For less than three Euro we got to see the most beautiful place I have ever seen.







One of my favorite parts was sitting on the terrace of a cafe overlooking the water and sharing a yogurt and honey with Jordan. Perfection.





I didn't want to leave. Jordan literally had to drag me back to the boat. Especially once we saw the line for the cable cars and decided to walk down a trail of donkey crap. No thank you.



Although I would have liked a few more hours in Santorini, I am glad we did the cruise. It was fun to see the islands, but there isn't really enough to do on them to keep you entertained more than a day or two. It was nice to see them, and move on to the next cool place.

Ciao Santorini!



After another day at sea it was off the boat and back to Rome. We headed to Vatican City for the rest of the day. Hopefully I'll get that posted up tomorrow.

6 comments:

The Rest is Still Unwritten said...

That does look like Paradise! Maybe I should add Greece to our trip planner for next summer...

Allison said...

So beautiful!! I can't wait to see it in person!

Laura Hale said...

Is that your new scarf?

Katie said...

Santorini is amazing. My husband and I went in May/June 2007 and stayed 3-4 nights and felt like we would have loved more time on the island! How was it in October? When we went not too many tourists were around just yet and it was kinda chilly at night. You could definitely find things to do if you went back for a longer time. They have different excursions- take a boat to the volcano and walk around on it-swim in the hot springs- and watch the sunset from a pirate ship- we also stayed in a hotel down in Perissa which is down on the ocean so we were able to enjoy the beach- and there were tons of places to explore on the 4 wheelers! We want to go back one day! I have tons of pictures that look so similar to yours and it makes me want to go back now! While we were there they were filming Sisterhood of the traveling pants 2!


Glad you had a great time!

Hope you don't mind I found your blog from another one I read!

Leslie said...

Fabulous. Just fabulous! Love the pic of you sitting at the terrace with the water in the background. What a view!

Sara said...

Wow, I'd love to go to Santorini. Hopefully Mark and I will get Germany next so we can take vacations all around Europe together.