Santorini – Volcano and Caldera view
When we arrived at Fira, we started strolling in the streets of the town. These narrow cobblestone lanes were full of shops selling souvenirs and amazing lava made staff like jewllery with black or red volcanic stones. I was excited by the sculptures and the objects made of black lava such as ashtrays, statues, photo frames, plates, candlesticks etc.
Far from that, our eye was definitely attracted by the architectural style of Fira and of course by the view to the caldera which was even from spectacular from the top of the cliff.
As it was getting dark, we thought that we should keep exploring the city and when it would be dark enough we could sit at a traditional café in order to taste traditional snacks and drinks. However, while walking along the streets with the souvenir shops, the owners used to offer us traditional wine and some finger food to taste. We all bought some bottles of Visanto which is a local wine of Santorini and it has been awarded several times in the past as we were told by a local seller. At the same time, a paradise of clothing and shoes were waiting for buyers!
The captain of the boat was a polite man who kindly helped us to disembark at the port from where we directed straight to the cable car that would transfer us to Fira town. Alternatively, we could go there on the donkeys that transfer people from the port to Fira on their back. Well, it would be funny but we preferred to save time as the cable car would take 3 minutes to arrive on the top of the cliff.
As most of the cruisers had also chosen the option of the cable car, a queue had been created at the ticket kiosk so we had to wait patiently for our turn. We took advantage of our waiting for taking some extra photos of the port and the cliff as well as of the cave houses that had been nestled in the cliff just over the port.