Fira (day two)

I’m not sure if my game plan for Santorini is a daily blog, or a collection, but right now it’s hard not to just keep publishing photos to make everyone jealous, instead of saving them over time for a bigger entry at the end. The views are amazing.

We woke this morning with the sun streaming through the windows, but didn’t rise until closer to 0900. I was first up, as I didn’t think anyone was going to make the first move, and I needed a shower.

Breakfast is included with the rate and served daily either in the room or at the cafe at the top. As this was our first day, we chose to head upstairs for perhaps some better views, as we don’t have a particularly big balcony (you can stand on it – that’s all). However, in the next few days we’ll move to a bigger apartment, where we will be able to eat on a private patio. All we do is leave our request at the front desk each night and depending on where we choose to eat, it’ll either turn up, or we can go get it. So easy.

Over the course of this week, you’ll likely see many very similar photos of the view, streets, daily life. Hopefully this will give you an idea of what it’s like here. After breakfast, we did some exploring, some shopping, and eventually Sze Sze and I ended up at a cafe high above Fira (the town) called To Kafeneio, affording some nice views. We also had a look at the cable car, brining the many tourists from the cruise ships to the town every day.

Following an afternoon siesta, I headed out for some shirts, as I only have 2 right now, one of which I wore for 2 days following Florence. We then booked dinner at the Naoussa restaurant (tripadvisor), where the food was very good, but we found the service a little lacking. I’m sure it’s always busy, so it can’t have been that. Nice views for sunset though.

Author: Sam Heathfield

I'm in my 30's, live on the Gold Coast and have a passion for aviation and Qantas. Currently studying.