Santorini, or Nisos Thira to call its correct name is a giant volcano shaped like a new moon encircling a rim of a crater now filled with water. It gives rise to 300 metre steep pumice cliffs with the buildings of Fira perched precariously on the edge of the cliff top. Totally spectacular!! The only problem is the 300 hundred steps that you have to climb down to reach the harbour below. Getting back can either be by donkey or in our case the cable car.
Although the Greek islands are amazing – it is more than we can say for the marina facilities. There seems to be little organization and a general free for all. The charter boats that arrive from Athens have no idea about mooring stern too, and it all becomes a bit of a lottery! But I suppose you can’t really complain as so far they haven’t charge us for the electricity, water and the space we occupied.
From Santorini we headed 20 miles north to Ios, famous for its nude bathing- the binoculars were cleaned ready for our arrival – only to find that the season doesn’t really get under way until July, so instead of finding a teaming mass of suntanned bodies, we found beautiful uninhabited beaches. Oh well may be next year!!