• Sunny Santorini
Santorini is perhaps the most hyped Greek island. Every year it attracts millions of tourists to the celestial blue of the roofs of their churches. The last time I was here in the rain, but this time my photos are spoiled harsh midday sun ...
On Santorini there is no jetty capable of receiving a large ocean liner, so sent us small boats:
The ships embarked on the raid on the site of the underwater crater, surrounded by a 300-meter vertical wall. The top can be reached either by a high-speed cable car, but all her long lines at McDonald's when it first opened in Pushkin Square, a foot wide to overcome the 588 steps or climb on a donkey:
I'm afraid of horses. As a child, I was in the stable, and in my Akhal-Teke stallion was nearly killed a man, standing on its hind legs and hit his front hooves in the chest. Pediatric trauma is still encircles me by from different "horse riding".
This time, I had no choice - the senior really wanted to go up on the donkey, and I decided to overcome my fear ....
I overcame it with difficulty. At first it was just scared, then really scared, then I'm a little used and was again just scared.
It was particularly scary in the serpentine curves as the donkey tried to pass on the widest path, and I almost dumped over the railing down into the abyss.
I'm afraid of height less than the horses, but still feel uncomfortable. The higher we climbed, the fear of horses was reduced, and the fear of increased height, so that the thrill I never left not throughout the twenty minute trip. I understand that many of my readers love the ride and did not share my fears, however, for me it was climbing small feat:
And it was very frightening when due the next turn took off a herd of donkeys, which empty distilled down drovers. It seems we can not to miss them on a narrow path:
So donkey trail looks from above:
Somewhere in the middle of the road we took a picture of some kind of photographer, and when we went upstairs, we were waiting for our pictures. The ride on a donkey cost 5 euros and 10 Photo:
After the trip on a donkey I have another 20 minutes to come to life in a cafe, admiring the panorama and watching the donkeys, marching up the stairs:
Total 588 steps leads upstairs, which we have passed on donkeys, and many frightened animals and the queue for the funicular, go on foot:
Usually tourists show 2 cities Fira and Oia. Fira more and donkey trail to the cable car lifts tourists is here, but it is less beautiful and interesting from the architectural point of view:
Although it also has a couple of churches with blue roofs:
Furthermore, the main postcard views, generally illustrating Santorini, is also located in Fira. However, it should not take pictures when the hard midday sun, and at sunset, when the sky is heavily blushes and shadows lengthen:
Oia draws its windmills and Dollhouse:
If desired, here, too, can rise to the donkeys, but Bay Oia is used for the needs of the local fishermen:
The streets here are the same as narrow as the internal passages in our cruise ship:
The main church. Probably the biggest building in Yee:
The blue sky over Santorini exactly matches the hue of blue doors and windows:
Blue roof churches Ii:
Pool at the hotel - when it is hot, you can swim in the artificial grotto. By the way, no one knows how this hotel called?
On the outskirts Ii we found a courtyard with a well. Interestingly, the depth of 300 meters, as well as breakage, or a rock underwater has water? Generally, where the residents take water Santorini?
As in Mykonos, local windmills are no longer working, but still attract tourists:
If you are going to Ii, then at the very far end of a gorgeous, always empty restaurant, where you can be happy to spend a couple of hours. Food they have on the menu, but the friendly waiters gladly will offer you homemade sandwiches with grandma aubergine and tomato jam. It is incredibly delicious: