We had a busy day touring the island. Since we were right before the proper season for tourists, many places were closed, including the winery we meant to visit. So we visited a different one and had a gorgeous snack and Uncle Rick even made a friend. My favorite activity of the day was visiting Akrotiri, one of the most interesting prehistoric settlements in Greece.
On Day Two in Santorini, John and I did a lovely hike from Oia to Fira. The views were stunning and we were so happy to be in the fresh air. That evening we managed to find a delicious place to eat, one that even satisfied Uncle Rick!
My Uncle Rick was turning 70 so I wanted to do something special. The first plan was to go to Buenos Aires (my favorite city) then tour wine country to savor some Malbec (his favorite wine). But the trip didn’t come together and I asked Uncle Rick: If you could go anywhere where would you go? He said Greece!
The trip would be short for us, though Rick would stay on in London to visit friends. We had just one week of Spring Break to fly to London, then Athens, then Santorini, then Athens, then London, then home.
The trip over was long, and Rick needed a good long sleep. That gave John and I plenty of time to run around and explore.
We stayed in Oia, the town famous for its cliff homes, in a little VRBO house. We were pre season, and when we arrived we found the house next door to be under construction, with all the materials hiked in on donkeys. It was loud and fragrant.