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Monday 26 November 2007

Santorini – Almost Heaven: Roaming Around the Streets of Fira

Santorini or Thira as the locals call it, is probably one of the most visited islands in between the Aegean Sea and the Sea of Crete. The Santorini as I saw it in July 2007 is the result of the rebuilding from the catastrophe of 1956, which was an earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale. The chain of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions that happened in 1650 BC was somewhat the largest natural explosion in the history of mankind.

Despite the threat of volcanic activities, and yes, the volcano is still active, tourists swarm to this island for summer vacation. However, this is not a suicidal act as only tremors were felt for the past years.

Fira is the capitol of Santorini and it was where I put up at San Giorgio Villas. It is the largest town around the island and most travelers put up here as the station to explore the island.

This street is the women's favourite.

This has got to be my favourite, food!

The narrow street on the caldera can get misty in the morning.

Peeping through the arch.

The streets are clean and cosy to roam around.

It was a lot of fun wandering through the swirling and sloping streets.

This is the main street of Fira, and the largest of all streets on Santorini.

Will you walk into this shop if it is in Malaysia?

See any brands?

I spotted a model.

Please follow the sign if you are one.

Oops! Have you become one?

Poseidon is king and Athena is queen?! You gotta be kidding me!

These are very unique flower pots indeed.

Nobody knows when the the next volcanic eruption is going to happen, so, if you want to see her beauty, you better be there soon.

If you would like to read more of my travelogues on Greece, here are the links:-

1. Athens – The Homeland of the Gods

2. The White Dream in Mykonos

3. Santorini – Almost Heaven

4. Miscellaneous


Anonymous said...

Nice photos. Keep it up too. :)

eastcoastlife said...

What a pretty little town! I would love a donkey toy and the lovely flower pots.

Anonymous said...

I'm envious! LOL I wish I'm there right now:D Awesome photos!

Mine is up here;
Happy WW-Tuesday!

Anonymous said...

A very great photo gallery. Happy WW and have a nice day.

WoMbOk™♂ said...

Woaaaa that pic of the sharks coming out of the wall is way cool.

I would love to have that in my room.

CK Ng said...

Hi Jayce, eastcostlife, yen, pips and Wombok, thanks for dropping by and your kind words. :)

SandyCarlson said...

I like these shots, especially the last one! What a wonderful perspective you have.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful photography, they are cool man.

Mine is up here.

Anonymous said...

wow, such cool vibrant photos--what a beautiful place too.

cal said...

wow santorini! rarely heard malaysia go there! how much is the air ticket to there? and how much is the lodging?

Anonymous said...

Fascinating City...well presented in your photos. :)

Brede said...

wooo...nice nice Lao Tze. Love those candle holders at the end.

Anonymous said...

Love to see those white-washed houses on a cold day in Aussie. Keep up the great work!

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