First day in Santorini! Man, this place is absolutely gorgeous. We slept in and started the day around noon. We thought we could walk to Fira (George told us - it's around 10 minutes, 15 minutes tops) but around 30 minutes later, we were still walking. & it was hoooot. We ask someone for directions and it seems we passed the "downtown area" of Fira waayyyy back. Gosh darn it. We headed back and eventually found the city center. There were so many tourist shops and restaurants / cafes. We stopped at a cafe to get ourselves some food 'cause we still hadn't eaten anything yet. I got a ham, cheese and mushroom crepe. Damn, I'm really sorry but I hate ham. I love turkey but ham is so salty and just plain gross. After our crepe we ordered a smoothie to wash it all down.
Then it was time to look for my swimsuit! I hadn't brought one from the States and in four weeks of traveling, I hadn't found a single one I liked. We looked & found one! 'Cept it was 94 EURO. Oh hell no. Some more looking around and finally found a polka dot bikini (I didn't want to get a bikini but it seems I didn't have a choice 'cause I didn't want to spend a lot of money!) for only 25 euro.
We snapped some photos on the edge of Fira by the cliffs (the side of town that was overlooking the ocean) & then called it a day and headed back "home."
Remember I told you earlier how it was hooot? Well it was still hot at this point in the day so we decide to take a dip into our little pool. We took our kindles (to read a bit before swimming) and laid (correct use?) out in the sun. When we got to the pool there was an older couple also just chillin' and soakin' up the sun. When they finally left, we cannonballed it into the pool. Ah!! So refreshing. & I totally forgot how fun swimming is. I'm definitely going to go swimming when I go back home. I don't utilize the pool in my own backyard!
Then after swimming we took a shower and got huuungry. So off to find some grub. We ended up back the same place we were at last night but this time around we got: greek salad, potato salad, mixed souvlaki, bread & some local Santorini wine. Mighty delish.
After dinner, time for a stroll through Karterados. It was seriously the most perfect night in Santorini. Warm, but a bit chilly so a light jacket would do. Quiet, except for the few cars / motorcycles that drove by. When we headed back home we decided to chill out on our balcony and look up at the stars (Oh! There's the big dipper! Wait, is it the big dipper or little dipper? Who knows!). Seriously the most perfect summer night.