Monday, June 18, 2012


Here's a quick image excursion through this Greek isle--mine not quite as strenuous as Christina's, I think.  But first, a map...

[stolen from ]
Santorini is itself a collection of several islands, the newest of which is this crumbly pile of lava, which, sadly, I didn't have time to climb around on.

One of the other tours got to swim into some of the volcanic steam pools, and boat around this isle.  I'm jealous.  I never get to do any fun stuff...   :(

Again, several small boats back and forth to let the captive masses of the cruise ship escape for the day.

My tour took us first up to the top of the main island for a look around...


Houses, with this distinct style,

a small chapel, with the island's peculiar blue...

some specimens Michelle collected on the hilltop, pressing in her journal...

more houses, glimpsed from the bus...

the bells of a larger church...

a door, still with Santorini's colors...

a tiny patio,

where it would have been nice to stop for an afternoon of wine and bread and olive oil, but alas, the real people were either inside napping through the heat, or just avoiding the swarms of humanity from yet another cruise ship (didn't they know that we were the really special ones they would delight to talk to?)

One of the walkways through the hilltop houses....

some houses in progress...

one of (the only?) those iconic blue domes the island is known for...

a passage through apartments, up to one of the old forts...

another pleasant view...

and here, some of the islands grapes, which are not supported, but are coiled, to preserve the scant moisture from dew.  Notice also the walls of black volcanic stone in the background.

more momentarily,

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