Santorini in the off-season was heavenly. Temperate weather, cheap lodging and in Oia, there were times when I had the whole town to myself. I used to dream about going to Santorini one day. One day finally came…
when I arrive in Greece it was dark. Anxious to see what’s outside on the first morning
first views of Fira, Santorini
boutique hotels. my style.
These folks are from Israel. The lady tried to fit me in the back of their 2-seater smart car and take me around the island. That’s ok. I’m all set.
steps for DAYS in this town
come through, brows!
we met on the steps. they were extremely excited that I’d been to China. remember those faces.
in these streets. Fira.
alleyways = cats. especially in Greece.
best souvlaki ever.
it’s V-day everywhere
the bus to Oia is only 1.80 euro and is a scenic 15-min ride. don’t take a cab.
bus station looks a lot less sketchy during the day
my private terrace in Oia
no cars in Oia. footpaths only.
donkeys are the mode of transportation in Oia. all donkeys everything.
the only group of tourists in town.
where there are gates and love, there are locks
dogs roam free in Greece. they couldn’t care less about humans. they have their own things to do.
pedestrian streets of Oia
precarious but gorgeous construction site
utilitarian. except also beautiful.
a man hanging around the mini mart insisted on giving me this meat. he spoke not a bit of English and I speak no Greek. he was missing at least one tooth and clutching a bottle of brown liquid. he kept lunging to grab my arm, but in a jolly I’m not trying to take you way. i politely accepted it, walked away, took a picture of it, and tossed it. i don’t accept meat from strange men. #pause
breakfast at the hotel in Oia
what’s a Greek breakfast without olives?
the only restaurant in town open at night. off season.
finally some seafood!
largest prawns ever
usually i take my dinner without cat fur and litter paws but when in Greece…
airport “security”. oh.
the whole island of Santorini
reflecting on my last sunset.
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journey to Santorini.