July 12, 2006

Day 11 - Santorini Greece

We took the funicular up the steep mountain to get into the town of Fira. There we rented a car and drove around the island which is only 23 miles long. The houses are perched high up on the cliffs. We visited a winery with an awesome view, walked up to a church, bought cookies and pistachios at a local bakery, ate lunch at Marios on the beach (fresh 2.5 kg fish for 75€) and shopped in the town of Oia. Katie, Kris and I walked the long switchback down to the tender. Occasionally we were within kicking range of the donkeys, got swiped on the head with a tail and nearly slipped on donkey dung – but the views were worth it.

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