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We flew PDX, ATL, ATH, on Delta and then rechecked our bags with sky express and headed to Santorini. We arrived 28 hours after leaving and didn’t sleep more than 30 minutes on a plane. We met our shared taxi outside the airport (20 euro, arranged by hotel) and then arrived at the meeting place where we walked down to our hotel. It was 4:30 and we were starving but also tired, we chose to walk around and find food. Our brains were not working but we had a delicious meal (Da Costas ) overlooking the caldera. We then walked around and watched sunset in Firastephani and headed to bed.
The next morning we had a wonderful breakfast (stayed at Le Petite Greek, caldera view) on the rooftop terrace. Loved this B&B. Breakfast was 9-10 everyday so that dictated our schedule and allowed sleeping in after my middle of the night jet lag. Today we headed to cosmote and bought sim cards, 24 euro for 2 cards unlimited data for 30 days, worked great the whole time, never tried to make a call, used whatsapp to contact all family. In the afternoon we headed to the bus to go to Oia, there were no cruise ships in port today. We ate gelato on arrival and walked and took photos and just enjoyed the sights. We then walked down to Ammoudi bay and I did walk into the water by the rock jump, we decided not to swim. We ate at Katinas, the sea bass was great. Long walk back up and then we wandered some more and watched the sunset over the domes, beautiful. Bus back to Fira was painless.
Next day we walked around Fira, went in some churches, and had a gyro at Luckys, yum. We had a 2 pm pickup for our sunset snorkel cruise, Santorini Yachting club. The snorkeling was just a few fish, the swimming was very cold but great, and the food wonderful compared to many boat trips I have been on, and the sunset was beautiful. We took the catamaran comfort cruise, it was quite the site watching 23+ catamarans working their way up the coast to see the sunset and then getting people off the boats to waiting vans at Amoudi bay.
Our last day in Santorini there were 6 cruise ships in port. We headed to the prehistoric museum in Fira after breakfast and then had a gelato and headed to the buses. We knew it was going to be bad- 6 cruise ships- completely different than yesterday. We got the mask rule enforcer as our ticket guy, only time we were told (yelled at) to put a mask on the whole trip. His mask was never over his nose while we could see him. We got to Atrokiri and tried to hire a guide but she kept wanting to wait for more people so we gave up after 30 minutes and read signs and looked on our own. My brain was definitely still jet lagged because words were not computing. After we finished we walked to the water and ate at the dolphin tale, try the cod, great food and wonderful location. Bus back to Fira was hilarious as the ticket taker was the previous mask guy who now had no mask on and never said a word to put the mask on. We then walked to Imervogli and had a great dinner at Vanilla and final sunset.
Transfer day we took a shared ride to the port (25 euro) and waited for our 12:20 ferry (World Champion) to Naxos. Ferry was a little late and there were so many people, very helpful staff and we were on our way. We arrived in port and walked 15 minutes to our condo. Condo is beautiful. We found groceries for breakfasts, did laundry and walked to town and bought bus tickets for the next day. Had a great salad for dinner but the pizza was not so good. Milkato Gelato was fantastic, decided we had to have this daily. Watched the sunset from St. George beach.