Santorini Dawn

Arabian Nights in Rhodes

We leave Santorini reluctantly. I’m a little worried about Rhodes and how it can match up. It does.First, our hotel is straight out of Tales of Arabian Nights. This slideshow requires JavaScript. Set in the warren of streets that is Rhodes Old Town, our cabbie...

Farewell Santorini

Dawn this morning; now on to Rhodes! Walking along Oia’s ocean side cliffs, I watch the dawn and see garbage collection Oia-style; the garbage man here drives a donkey and loads garbage bags on the donkey’s back! No truck could handle these steep steps and...

Santorini Hike

The six-mile hike between Oia and Fira has been universally recommended and given all the tzazki, calamari, grilled feta in sesame and honey and souvlaki we’ve been eating, I am all for it. We climb rugged, rocky trails, clamber up steep slopes, pass pristine...

Santorini Sailing

One day we head to FIra, park the car (no mean feat given the tight space and steep hill), buy excursion tickets from Pelican Travel (as recommended by Dimitrios) and walk down the 400 or so steps (some of which are being repaired as part of the bustle of cleaning,...

Santorini: Tapping Your Inner Muse

Our little cave, or yposkafa, originally held donkeys. But our enterprising landlord, Dmitri, has totally redone it in shades of vibrant blues and soft mauves. It’s small and packed with nooks and has the sort of view that prompts my 18-year-old daughter to say,...

Santorini “Cave”

Oia is the spot to watch the sunset from when you’re in Santorini. And that’s where our little yposkafa–cave house-is located. This slideshow requires JavaScript. Our ypskal  is all that the photos promised, but even better. It is just next to the...

Santorini Lunch

Santorini welcomes us with temperatures in the 80s and warm sunshine. Our “meet-and-greet” car rental with Enterprise is indeed just that–in the parking lot. No bus to the counter, just cell phones and a paper contract.  I can’t wait to tell...

We tour Greece with our Greek-history-mad-12-year-old and the big sister whose Greek books she read.