Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Mykonos and Santorini

We got to go to a couple of Greek islands and i am SO glad that we did. For starters, they are beautiful. And, I got to continue eating Greek salads everyday. And we got to ride our scooter all around exploring. We went to Mykonos first which is famous for its windmills. We are still not sure why it is famous for the windmills (which no longer work) but it is. We got to enjoy the beaches in Mykonos and see the beautiful white and blue houses (most of the houses and buildings on the islands were white with blue doors and shutters. This dates back to when Turkey took over Greece and made Greece wave the Turkish flag instead of their own blue and white one. To be a bit rebellious and to let everyone know that they were still Greek and not Turks, they painted all of the buildings the color of their and white!) Our next island was Santorini which was formed by a volcano explosion 3600 years ago. We could see the volcano and the most incredible sunsets from our hotel balcony. We got to climb the volcano (see the video) and swim in the volcanic hot springs (which were not hot...not even warm!) We got to explore the archaelogical sites of Santorini which people think may be the spot of the lost city of Atlantis.


  1. Aren't they beautiful! I'm so glad that we've both been there, now.
    I am sure that your boat ride was a bagazillion times better than mine. Ohhh, motion sickness. blargh!
    I didn't know that about the blue and white buildings.
    So glad you didn't jump in despite feeling like Tom Hanks. :-P

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