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From our moleskin travel diary :

"Almost the end of our first day in Santorini. After the dinner in a very good ouzeri that's simply called 'Ouzeri' we strolled back to our hotel at the edge of town and continued talikng about this fascinating island. We were kinda tired. First the 4 hour Flying Cat 3 trip from Tinos: fast and covenient but not offering the thunderous high speed delight of its predecessor, the Flying Dolphin. And after arrival in our lovely hotel (Villa Koronios) we had made a 3,5hour hike criss crossing throuh Fira, Phirostefani and Imerovigli. Tired but in high spirits due to the fab island gestalt and a few small bottles of our favourite ouzo (Barbagiannis blè) we had with our food. During our talk we kicked around some questions: Is Santorini the most touristic destination in the Med ? Probably. The unique combination of its gorgeous vulcanic setting and beauty and the dense vertical urbanization of the the three main towns (Fyra, Imerovigli and Oia) is fascinating, and really has to be seen, even for the keen off the beaten track traveller. And is it possible to avoid photograhiic clichés capturing it ? Well...sometimes you have to embrace them."

This capture was shot from Imerovigli towards Fira, the captial of the island, perched on the edge of the impressive caladeira of Santorini, 220 m above the sea.

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