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By public transport from Athens to the Temple of Poseidon in Sounion

On the last day of our trip in Greece, I encountered quite a big problem; I had seen everything I wanted to see in Athens and I still had an entire afternoon and evening to fill. I'm not someone who can just sit around and do nothing all day, so google to the rescue! I… Continue reading By public transport from Athens to the Temple of Poseidon in Sounion

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Rent a car to discover more of the island of Santorini

If on our second day we had followed our  initial planning, we would have just used the public buses to get around Santorini. Since those buses are not frequent at all, that would have meant seeing only a small part of the island. Luckily the host of our Airbnb, Oia's sunset studio, informed us of… Continue reading Rent a car to discover more of the island of Santorini

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Forget the bus from Fira to Oia; hike the distance!

The three of us arrived on the island of Santorini early on Thursday morning September 7th. Our flight from Athens was right on time so we promptly got ourselves a cab to the capital Fira. There are also buses to take you to the center, but those are not frequent at all. The first bus would… Continue reading Forget the bus from Fira to Oia; hike the distance!

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Is it worth it to brave the crowds for the Santorini sunset?

Over the last few years the Greek island Santorini, also referred to as Thera, has known a serious - some say even too big - incline in tourists visiting this gem in the southern Aegean Sea. The place is literaly busting with people who want to discover the beautiful white with blue houses and churches and… Continue reading Is it worth it to brave the crowds for the Santorini sunset?