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Sunset in Oia, Santorini

Santoini Oia

There are a lot of things that are unforgettable about Santorini. It is the kind of island that sticks with you for a while after you leave. Who could forget an island that legend holds is in fact the lost island of Atlantis? Honestly, who could forget that? Santorini was originally named Strongyli because of its shape (Strongyli means round in Greek). It is also known as Thera, named so by the Dorians when they settled there in the 8th century BC. As for the name Santorini, it originates from the Latin Santa Irini and it has been the name of the island since the 11th century.

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Heraklio port

After a long walk in the city, we went back to the Lions Square where we had a quick drink before returning to the ship. On our way back, we visited the venetian castle which is located near the port.

Heraklio Castle

As we were walking along the coastal street towards the ship, we enjoyed the beauty of that welcoming city. I was almost sad having to leave it because O wanted to explore as much of it as possible. Actually it would take much more time to do so and I knew that I had to return in Crete island on a longer trip in order to explore its wonderful prefectures.

Aegean legends cruise

Phestos Palace is the ship that connects Heraklio with Athens.

 

Cristal cruise ship

Cristal cruise at Heraklio port

Heraklio port

Leaving Herakio behind

Sunset in Santorini!

Santorini Sunset

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