Off to the Greek Islands and Santorini
After 2 restful days at sea on Royal Caribbean’s Brilliance of the Seas, we are now ready to disembark on the beautiful Greek Island of Santorini. There are several different island groups off the coast of Greece. Some are more touristy than others. Santorini is in the Cyclades group. Many of these islands can be reached by ferries from Pireus – the port of Athens.
Living in the Pacific NW with all our beautiful green islands, it was a shock to see these Greek Islands as rocks in the blue Mediterranean Sea.
From a distance we thought there was salt on top of the rock. But as we got closer, we realized it was the charming village of Thira with it’s white-washed buildings. Just like pictures we had seen.
There are 3 ways to get from the water to the top…
Donkeys walking, and a cable car.
Our group tried several of them.
Everyone is on their own today. There are tours around the island or you just stay in Thira. Grab a chair atop the hill and have a drink watching the beautiful water.
Walk the narrow windy streets and poke in the many shops. Or visit some of the historical churches in the village. The weather is perfect and so is the view.
This island is very popular with all sizes of cruise ships. We counted over 10 the day we were there. All the way from very small to Windstar and the Queen Victoria.
The Santorini sunset is magical.
Grab a partner and call me to book you to enchantment.