On Sunday 22 July we arrived on Santorini. This is the Greek island which is typically highlighted as the real Greece, with the whitewashed buildings and blue domed churches. Disappointedly we could only find one blue dome within walking distance or to photograph.
On this Sunday there were 10,000 visitors on the island and that lead to the inevitable queues and crowds in the narrow streets.
Had to tender off the ship which was fun, then line up for the cable car up the 900 or so feet to the town of Fira. The alternative of riding a donkey up the hill in 90 degree heat was pretty unappealing!
It was fabulous to have a snack at one of the outdoor cafes overlooking the azure sea. Not to be missed is the low fat Greek frozen yoghurt, which tasted suspiciously creamy, as with all things in Greece.