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Written by Aaron Brigatti  
Sunday, 20 May 2007

Sunday, 20th May:

Today, I decided to venture to some of the surrounding towns around Fira. After breakfast and refreshing myself, I started my trek, with wallet, camera, phone and water in hand (okay in my bag as too many items to carry with just a pair of hands). I ventured northwards out of Fira and towards the two called “Firostefani” – more of a small town, but didn’t really have much of interest, so I continued walking. I came to another town called “Imerovigli”, and this one seemed quite intriguing. I remembered the name of this town as several hotels on my Internet search came up here. I could see why as it was also overlooking the Volcano but also was less busy compared with Fira (still preferred Fira personally).

In the middle of the town, there was a Taverna called “Vegera”, so as it was around 11:30EEST, I decided to stop for a coffee. Again, very friendly place, especially since I was the only patron at this time of day. They told me that they started serving food (lunch) at 12:30EEST, so this gave me an hour to venture around the town – not entirely sure what it had in store. So I went northward initially, but as the road was leaving the town I decided to return back and headed westwards instead. I then became to realise why Imerovigli was also proving popular. The various Hotels, Apartments and Villas were located cascading down the hillside overlooking the Caldera (that’s Volcano to you and I), and more importantly, there appeared to be a big rock just away from the coast, but joined by a narrow path – I could see people on the path and on the top of the rock, so decided to give it a go.

Boy what a journey, not only did it became very precarious and rocky (well it was a “rock” after all), it also involve some rock-climbing to reach the “summit”, and it was certainly worth the challenge. The panaromic views across the top was breathtaking, you could see various parts of Santorini from the north-east part of the Island, to the south-east, and to Fira southwards. More importantly, you could have an unobstructed view of the Caldera island – truly amazing! A photographer’s paradise – well they (photo’s) will appear here in due course too.

I managed to locate the windy path back to the main part of the town and as it was coming onto 13:00EEST, I decided to go back to the Taverna for lunch. I decided to give the Fava a go (the infamous Santorini appetizer – of mashed Chick-peas – very nice! Followed by a Greek Salad (very Greek, hey?) – topped off with a Mythos beer (of course), and then a couple of Espresso’s to end the meal. Boy were there some nice tourists around, especially the US-crew, some of the ladies were finely attractive – but I wasn’t after any holiday romance, so just “reviewed and admired” instead!!

By the time I had finished my lunch it was getting to be mid-afternoon, so I decided to trek back to Fira. The sunshine was pleasantly warm with a nice breeze to keep me cool on the journey back. I decided to venture around Fira Town again, doing some browsing in the many “tourist” shops and the eating establishments mingled in and around the lanes of the town.

I had been recommended to visit the “Old Port” area of the Town, so I headed that way. I was pre-warned of the “donkey trail” on the pathway, and this was no joke. I could have been knocked-over by a donkey or two – about 3-4 times during my walk down alone. You heard of a taxi lane, but there were donkey-lanes on this particular path. After safely meandering by way through the donkeys and reaching the bottom, the area was actually very nice. There weren’t a lot of people around which was pretty good, and the views looking back up was pretty neat, especially the rocky landscape.

Well I had come down and had to then head back up, and this was a challenge, or 500+ steps. I had actually built up quite a sweat, and was pretty hot in the warm afternoon sunshine. I managed to get back to the hotel, and freshen up again.

It was getting to be early-evening, and I had build up quite an appetite – walking does this to me!! I located what appeared to be another quite nice place, called the “Roof Garden”, the terrace area was pleasantly nice, with great views of the surrounding areas, and overlooking the lanes – not too expensive too.

I then did some more browsing (just window shopping mind you!), and after a Frappa (or two – can’t remember exactly), I was actually getting quite tied so decided to retire for the night – yes I know it was only about 20:30EEST but a long trek throughout the day.

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