On Land Again - Perissa and Fira, Santorini
Sunday, September 11
Russ and I were packed and ready to jump ship by 8:00 am when breakfast was served. We said our goodbyes, disembarked at 8:50, walked to the pickup point, and were met by the van from Honeymoon Beach Hotel.
Our driver and owner of the hotel, loaded us into the van and we were in Perissa and installed in our very nice accommodations by 9:30.
Downstairs, we have a small kitchen and dining/sitting area with bathroom, and doors that open up to patios with table and chairs. Upstairs is a bedroom with queen bed and a single.
We spend the day doing laundry, working on the blog (me), swimming in the pool, eating moussaka for dinner, and taking a moonlight walk along the ocean front. We are in a great location to relax.
Monday, September 12
This morning we caught the local bus to Fira.
This is the town we saw while swimming in the caldera a few days ago high up on the cliffs. The bus ride takes about 30 minutes and passes by several vineyards that look quite different than those in California.
We spent our morning walking the pedestrian paths in Fira, visiting churches,
enjoying the beautiful vistas,
and watching people on donkeys ride up the steep hill
or take a cable car
from the port at the bottom of the cliffs. Russ and I ate lunch and returned to the Honeymoon Beach Hotel, where we packed and weighed our bags, relaxed, swam, and I backed up photos.
Tomorrow morning at 5:15 am we leave for the airport in Santorini and fly via Athens, and Madrid, to Marrakesh, Morocco.