Santorini, Greece

Day 12 – August 4th – Santorini, Greece.

Yet another early morning start. We all met for breakfast and we didn’t have a tour so we got off (all except for Adam’s dad who had already been here and wanted to rest up).

That squiggly line in the center of the screen is the winding walkway up to the top of the hill.

We anchored off the shore in the bay.

The tender dropped us at the harbor.

Bonnie liked this ice cream cone – it was really hot – so ice cream would have been nice!

Checking out the hats in the harbor.

Waaay up there is where we want to go….


The harbor was at the foot of Fira up a very long climb so we took the cable car up in lieu of walking up the huge path (or taking donkeys).



There was lots of shopping and views up there so we poked around for a while.

Fish pedicures seemed very popular and there were lots of cats.

Then Bonnie, Steve, and Mom decided to rent a car to explore. Susan, Murray, and I continued to shop around for a while and then we decided to try to get over to the city OIA which contained the iconic blue domed building synonyms with Santorini. We wanted to take a high speed boat which we had seem available when we first got off the ship but when we went back down we were told they were no longer running.

At this point Adam and Murray decided to go back up and take a city bus to OIA and Susan decided to go back to the ship. We got to the bus just in time and about 40 minutes later we were in OIA. We took many photos and explored for a couple of hours (including some old Byzantine castle ruins) then we went to take the bus back and it was very crowded so we had to stand. However it wasn’t that bad and we were soon back at the port.


That evening we all had dinner together and shared stories about where we went and then we was comedian George Casey. He was from Ireland and he told a lot of jokes that seemed like repeats to us but it was still an entertaining show.

The next day was a day at sea, but we won’t dedicate a page to it – here are our notes from that day:

Day 13 – August 5h – A day at Sea. We slept in! Everyone sort of did their own thing (Laundry, casino, etc) for most of the day. Later we went to the art auction and that night Murray treated Adam, Susan, and Art to dinner at Planks which a specialty BBQ restaurant on-board. Then we watched the production show of Magic To-Do which was OK. It was a nice relaxing day at sea.

This was from one of the times Adam, Murray and Susan played music trivia. The theme was the 80’s which we all know the music from fairly well. We won! It was a lot of fun!


Next: Back to Kotor, Montenegro!