Arrived Santorini early morning, disembarked via launch to Athenios harbour
where a bus took us along the rocky coast of the caldera to the village of
Oia with houses perched on the cliff edge like seagulls and coble stone
streets full of tourist shops, art galleries and tavernas. The bus took us
to Fira, the capital city, built in the center of the rim of the caldera.
Did not see much of the city because we lined up to take the cable car back
to the pier for transfer to the ship.
Arrived Mykonos at 5:00 pm, we disembarked via small boat to the pier,
walked around the town, sat at an outdoor taverna and watched the world go
Docked at the Port of Piraeus the next day. Shopped in Plaka in the morning
and took a tour to Cape Sounion in the afternoon. Sounion is a relaxing
drive from Athens along the Apollo coast to the southern most point of
Attica where we visited the 5 century BC Temple of Poseidon. The area
steeped in classical Greek history is where King Aegeas threw himself from a
rocky precipice, 197 ft drop into the sea below, thereby lending his name to
the Aegean Sea.
Though Poseidon famous statue is long gone (at the National Archeological
Museum in Athens) the Temple with its great views of the Aegean is breath
taking. You must watch your steps on the rough and slippery rocks, and be
aware that there are no guard rails, chains or anything similar protecting
Sounion is cleansing to the mind and spirit and a great way to end our tour!
Although it took 3 days to get to Athens and 2 days to get home it was all
Thanks Barry & Louise D.