Monday, September 2, 2013

From Amorgos to Santorini

 On Thursday Aug. 30 we cruised from Amargos to Santorini.
Santorini is the most southern Island of Greece next to Crete.
The picture on the right shows the approach to Santorini.
 An other angle looking at the main town on Santorini "Fira"
Little did we know that Fira (or anywhere else on Santirini) has no marina. Just a dock for the shuttles from the big cruise boats to deliver, and pick up their passengers.
All we could do is tie up to a huge floating buoy. A can about 10 feet in diameter. We had to stay here because we were picking up friends from Canada who will be on the boat for some time.
We managed to find one reasonably close to shore so we tied up to it and ran a long line to a rock on the shore to keep is pointing in the right direction.
 The town of Fira ( the capitol of Santorini) is located approx. 1000 feet strait up from the dock. The only way to get up to the town is by donkey, or cable car.
We chose the cable car.

 Santorini (Fira) is a tourist trap with lots of shops who all offer the same wares. Very nice to visit but one can only take so much of it!!!

We found a more remote aria of the town and enjoyed walking around in it.


We even found a place where we could see our boat tied to the buoy.


NO it is not the one on the top right of the picture, but the one just over the edge, barely disable from way up here.

yes Santorini is visited by, not only cruise ships, but also very large privet yachts. The one on the top of the picture is just one of them. 

2 comments:

twocaptains said...

I am so jealous! My paternal grandfather was born and raised on Amorgos, and came to the US alone, when he was 17 years old. This would have been around 1915 or so. I've always wanted to go to Amorgos if for no other reason than to say I'd been to his home area. If you have photos that you could share, I be quite interested.

twocaptains said...

I am so jealous! My paternal grandfather was born and raised on Amorgos, and came to the US alone, when he was 17 years old. This would have been around 1915 or so. I've always wanted to go to Amorgos if for no other reason than to say I'd been to his home area. If you have photos that you could share, I'd be quite interested.