Thursday, August 16

Santorini Pictures

Behind us is the Caldera or the crater of the volcano which is now Santorini. The island Santorini is essentially what has been left from an enormous volcanic explosion which destroyed the earliest settlements and led to the creation of the current geological Caldera. Santorini belongs to the Cyclades, a group of islands in the Aegean Sea. However this crater is now just filled with water. The spectacular view along the Caldera is a must for all Santorini visitors. The hike to this small island Volcano Palea Kamini is a journey at your own risk!
Here for example is the village Oia, along the Caldera which is worth visiting. It attracts tourists for its magnificent sunset (as marketed by the tourist operators and travel books), which actually during our visit there wasn't that magnificent at all. The V. complained that he has seen better sunsets back in the Philippines, at my parents house. Sunset or not, the village is truly beautiful with its small alleys, the architecture (rebuilt after the 1956 earthquake) and the views along the Caldera.

After the sun sets, the village is illuminated from the many lights.


Gattina said...

Wonderful pictures, Toni, but you should become a member of the Cyber Cruise ! so that more people can profitate from your beautiful trip. The captain is Mrs. Lifecruiser you can find the link on my post of today because I am doing a cruise stop tomorrow and inviting all cruisers to the South East coast of England. It's really a very nice and interesting "game" We stopped already in so many places and it's much better then a travel guide. I will give your link to Mrs. Lifecruiser !
Your cat picture is beautiful ! BTW how did your cat survive the cat hotel ??

captain lifecruiser said...

First time here, came here upon recommendations from Gattina, one of our excellent A-Team Cruiser on the Lifecruiser Cyber Cruise :-)

You have a lovely blog here and this post is just the kind of written travel stories we want at the cyber cruise.

Why not joyn us? It's all about having FUN together (no pressure), sharing our surroundings, home or on trips.

First step is just to joyn us as an A-Swab Team member, at this stage you don't have to write any Lifecruiser cyber cruise posts, just to be with us enjoying the A-Team Cruisers posts and comment and have fun with us. To show you're a member you have to link to us. That's the only demands. It's that simple.

Second step after a while when you get the "hang of it" (and showed us that you is a regular visitor) is to become an A-Team Cruiser - if you want to write cyber cruise posts about some destination/s - butt it's only if you want to.

Your Santorini post could as well have served as a cyber cruise post, the difference would have been that there would have been an announcement of the post in advance at Lifecruiser and we would have been a group of cruisers coming to your blog and having fun commenting :-)

You can read more here about the Lifecruiser cyber cruise grades:
Lifecruiser Cruiser Grades

Anyhow, we'd LOVE to have you with us, so you're warmth welcome :-)

Just write a comment on my blog if you do want to become a Lifecruiser.

chateau said...

Hi T and V! Glad to have you back, and to see what a grand time you've had in Greece. These pix are great! Ganda ng architecture doon...

You must have missed Baghira, as the cat pic reminds me of him. The sunset is beautiful. but I must agree with V - we have more magnificent ones here in the pHilippines :)

Welcome back! BTW, Toni, i like your healthy tan! :p

Gattina said...

Be happy that your cat was "hotelsick" so you don't have to have a bad conscience anymore when you go away, lol ! Hope you slept all day today to recover !
Good idea if you join the cruise, it's not difficult at all and really makes a lot of fun all members are very FRÖHLICH !!!

maiylah said...

wonderful shots! picturesque talaga yung place! ganda nung pusa ... great timing! :)
hehehe, oo nga, ibang klase kasi sunsets dito satin, eh, no?

chateau said...

btw, i replied to your text... 1 day later nga lang hehe, did you receive it? I texted u my add. so i should receive a lovely postcard soon eh? :)