Cruising the Greek Islands: Oia, the jewel of Santorini

Santorini was our last stop on our Greek Islands cruise. The first thing I learned? Santorini is too enchanting for a brief port call on a cruise. I was nowhere near ready to leave Santorini after our brief afternoon visit, 1.5 hours of which was spent on the return bus trip between the port and Oia. On the way to Oia, we crossed rocky, desolate … Continue reading Cruising the Greek Islands: Oia, the jewel of Santorini

3 reasons I didn’t ride a donkey in Santorini

I chose not to ride a donkey in Santorini for three reasons. I had two before I arrived in Greece, but I found another heartbreaking reason when I was cruising between the islands. { Read more } 5 Weeks in France, Italy & Greece 1. It’s purely a tourist trap. I was already sceptical about the authenticity of a donkey ride in Santorini. I’d read … Continue reading 3 reasons I didn’t ride a donkey in Santorini

Santorini Photo Diary – Part 1

As one of the most photogenic Greek islands, I had high expectations for Santorini. What surprised me most was that Oia, the picture-perfect town perched high on the island, is very different to the rest of the volcanic island. We arrived by tender boat after hopping off the cruise ship and met a bus which would drive us up the island to Oia. We passed … Continue reading Santorini Photo Diary – Part 1