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ECHO HILL STUDIOS
ARTIST: ANN KAHL


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THE TOWN OF OIA, SANTORINI, GREECE
THE PORT


        
(with fascinated husband on left)
FROM THE TOP            DONKEY GOING DOWN            DONKEY TRIP


            
ON THE WAY TO THE FERRY    MOUNTAIN TO PORT    THE STEPS DOWN    NEARING THE PORT


    
BOATMAN'S HOUSE               BOATMAN'S CHILD


    
PASTORAL                        THE NEXT CREW


    
WAITING FOR THE FERRY    BUCKET FOR FLUSHING


    
WAITING FOR THE TRIP BACK    READY TO RETURN

Most people take the donkey ride to get down to and up from the port. (Perhaps mostly up; I don't see any people on the donkeys going down on these photos I took. )
We walked both ways, and it was so lovely. I'm not sure whether the bit of land in the NEARING THE PORT photo is an edge of the broken circle of land that comprises Santorini, or whether it's the volcanic island in the middle of the caldera.
The volcanic explosion took place about 1500 B.C. About half the total surface of Santorini (called Stronghyle at the time) sank into the water, creating the world's largest caldera, or inland sea.
One can see the volcanic island from our little cottage. The waters of the sea are serene, and very beautiful. From this port, a ferry takes tourists to explore the volcanic island.
Recreational swimming takes place on the outer side of the main island on this northern tip, and is mostly protected by the high, volcanic hills that seem to outline the island. Bathing suits are not generally bothered with.

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(continue to Santorini-The WINERY)




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