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Please DO NOT ride the donkeys
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Category: Santorini Other > Take A Donkey Ride


I write this from our holiday in Santorini, a holiday that we decided to make short. We just rebooked our return tickets back home, 4 days earlier than planned, due to the terrible way the donkeys are treated. What we have witnessed during three days here is absolutely unacceptable. Owners kicking the poor animals legs hard, and after that forcing them to carry tourists several hundreds of stairs, in strong heat, no water or shade, beatened. No, we do not support this and will never return as long as this continues.


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boqueron96 wrote on Aug 14, 2014

Totally agree with you, but unfortunately the majority of the tourists (especially those getting off from the big cruise boats) do not even think about the possibility that animal are mistreated. We can affirm that in year 2014 the real beast is still the endless stupidity of the human beings.


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For all history buffs
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Category: Santorini Museums > Museum of Prehistoric Thera


All the museums buffs should go and visit the Prehistoric Museum of Thera. The historical imprint, the varying culture and art find their place in this marvelous museum. The serene and tranquil location adds to the beauty of the place. This is one of the best museums I have visited in Greece, although still a lot of things should be done to help visitors. For example, the labels of the exhibits must have more details because not all people know the archaeological terms. Also guided tours should be organized in fixed times. It is a pity that Greece has so nice museums but no people working in them.



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Central spot away from noise
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Category: Santorini Firostefani


I think Firostefani is one of the cutest of all the villages in Santorini Greece. It is actually like a neighbor to Fira and it is situated at the north of the capital. We walked there to Fira, which is a nice 40 minutes path along the caldera. A wonderful experience especially at the sunset! I heard that the municipality will make this walk a paved route, which I think is a great idea!

Unlike Fira, the atmosphere in Firostefani is calmer and more family. Houses are smaller and have a more personal touch, altough there are a lot of hotels. While we were walking through the streets at night, the houses looked beautiful with street lamp lights illuminating a part of them. For me, the caldera and the volcano are best viewed from this village because it is set just at the edge of the cliff. I got a beautiful sight of Fira also from here. There are a few taverns in Firostefani with balcony to the caldera and a nice 19th century decoration. I recommend it for stay, too. It is a central spot in Santorini, but still away from noise.



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Will remain in me forever
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Category: Santorini Other > Romantic Sunset


This is one sunset I will never forget!! The picturesque island of Santorini is eminent for legendary tales. Nature is at its best as the sun kissed the island, beautiful beaches and romantic sunset add glory to the place. Now I know why millions of tourists across the world come to this beautiful and wonderful place - to enjoy tranquility and pure nature. There are numerous spots in Santorini that boast of beautiful and unobstructed view of the sunset. I loved watching the fireball slowly disappear into the magnificent Aegean Sea. The vibrant orange and pink colors added beauty to the environment. This sunset will remain with me forever.



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Smelly but nice experience
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Category: Santorini Other > Take A Donkey Ride


I remember the boat ride and the cruise but mostly I vividly remember the graceful and enchanting donkey ride that I enjoyed in Santorini. I had read about donkeys being hard working animals and this statement is so true as I enjoyed the scenic beauty of Santorini the donkey was pulling my weight through the entire journey. The slow yet steady pace was relaxing and the guide made me see some of the most beautiful spots in the island. One of the major problems was that the native did not understand English so I had to practically talk to him in sign language. The balmy weather made me sweat profusely. The only problem was the smell but you can stand it. After all, it is an once in a lifetime experience!



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Lovely architecture
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Category: Santorini Fira


I am a freelance photographer by profession and recently I visited the village Fira, in Santorini island of Greece, for one of my personal photo shoots. My friends suggested me to visit this place and I think this is a photographer's paradise. The bird's eye view makes this island look like a conglomeration of white edifices with domes, shining beautifully in the clear daylight. While photographing the interior of some of the buildings, I witnessed some of the exquisite instances of architecture dating to the Venetian era of Santorini.

The museum was a good haunt for me to click images of the archaeological findings from the excavation of Akrotiri, a flourishing port town to be found in southern Santorini. I found some very interesting frescoes depicting the pompous life of the Greek civilization that once flourished on this island. Coming back to the town, the main hub is Theotokopoulou Square. This area is thronged by restaurants, bars, shops, cafes and night clubs. It has all the assistance for tourists. I picked up a few souvenirs for my friends from some of the shops here and they loved them. They also loved me!



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Best view of little town
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Category: Santorini Restaurants > Ampelos


The one thing I enjoyed at the Ampelos restaurant was the view! Situated high on top of Fira, here you have the best view of the entire little town. The restaurant was clean and nicely decorated with comfortable seating and elegant cutlery. The food is good, very typical Greek but with interesting twists to the recipe. The menu offered varieties of fish, although in the cuttle fish and kalamari could have used some more spice. The swordfish was delicious and all are served with rice only. I am not a Greek food expert, but I think the moussaka was just like it should be.



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Strenuous hike but nice view
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Category: Santorini Sightseeing > Volcano and Hot Springs


The day we reached Santorini, we determined that we have to take the Caldera cruise to visit the famous Nea Kameni volcano from close! Our cruise took us from Fira straight to the volcano. My boyfriend and I are avid outdoor enthusiasts and hence, we were determined enough to hike to the volcano. If you haven't enjoyed outdoor activity, I have to warn you because the hike is strenuous. There are no steeps, but the hot sun will surely consume a lot of your energy. It is better to limit your luggage and we carried only water with us. Once we reached volcano top, we realized that we made a worthwhile trip. The view of island from the top was incredible. You can get a nice 360 degree view of the low lying islands, something no one wants to miss. We took a lot of snaps of the island. We didn't take hot springs tour mainly because we didn't want to get wet. However, we saw many people enjoying the springs despite the horrible smell.



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Impressive
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Category: Santorini Sightseeing > Caldera


The beautiful beaches, buildings of special beauty, mouth-watering Greek dishes with view to the sunset and excellent spots for coffee early in the morning – that's what Caldera is all about to me.

The romantic spot, beautiful experience of tranquility and proximity to nature is to be cherished. The imprint of the caldera is evident all over the island, in all the aspects of life: architecture, food, tourism, beaches, everywhere. The caldera is certainly the most tourist attraction of Santorini. The scenic beauty and the mesmerizing spots, all made excellent impressions to us and we realized what makes all the beauty of Santorini.

However, the bad thing is that the locals take great trade of this beauty. I found that some of the exquisite hotels and spectacular restaurants with view to the caldera were way too pricey. Well, that's life, isn't it? You have to pay for something so beautiful! But it's worth it, my friends, it's totally worth it!



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Calm alternative
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Category: Santorini Imerovigli


Imerovigli is a small village set atop the highest cliff in Santorini. I visited Fira first and then I came to know about this village. It is like is a suburb to the capital of Santorini, Fira. The altitude of Imerovigli once helped the inhabitants to keep a tap on the pirate ships coming towards Santorini for loot.

Imerovigli is not very crowded by tourists. It is a quiet place and gives some of the best views of the volcano and the caldera. A huge stone, called Skaros by the locals, stands in front of Imerovigli. I got to know from the locals that this stone was once a part of this land but got detached due to the earthquake that hit this island in the year 1956.

There are many hotels in Imerovigli but the atmosphere is very scenic, not crowded at all. I believe it gives a calm alternative to Fira if you are looking for accommodation. Fira is a transport hub and has lots of bars, so probably it would result busy for some, but Imerovigli remains calmer all day round.



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