Ancient Ruins

  • Jun. 29th, 2009 at 7:26 AM
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2.26pm (Brisbane); 7.26am (Santorini)

I was told that Santorini sunsets are amazing. I guess they are amazing if you don't see them all the time. At home, we get some fabulous sunsets. Last night's was better than the night's before, but still, a sunset is sunset. The Santorini sun sets high. I don't know if it's because I'm so high above sea level or because I just can't see the horizon, but it's very high. It sets late at night as well: 8.45pm. I want to go to bed then.

We took a bus to Kamari yesterday, with the intention to climb the hill up to Ancient Thira. Well. The road up is a five kilometre road. And it's very, very high. The highest point on the island. Once we were up the top, we could see the black sand beaches (we'd already seen one in Hawaii, so it wasn't such a big deal to step on one – especially when it costs 7€) and the entire town of Kamari. At the top (after a 10€ minibus trip), we paid 2€ to get into the ruins. While it cost some money, it was worth it. I'd never seen ancient ruins before. The most impressive ruins, in my opinion, were the animals on the back of the wall of a temple that could still be seen and the theatre, because you can actually imagine what the theatre looked like.

That was our day, really. We walked to Fira and around Ancient Thira and back to the villa, all in all, five hours of walking. My legs got a little burnt, and my chest and face were red, but today, I don't look so burnt – just more freckly.

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