Some guidebooks say that there are more donkeys in Santoini than inhabitants.:) In fact, you will probably see many donkeys and mules during your visit to Oia. Ddonkeys and mules are part of the native charm of the island and can be loads of fun. There are still places in Oia where you can get only by donkey as there is no road. Than the best way is to take a donkey taxi. ;)
From the top of Oia
From the roof top of Pelekanos Cafe, you get this marvelous view. Relax & talk to Pamagiotis. He made excellent coffee frappe :-) Nice chap, took lots of pictures for me & we shared some travel stories. There wasn't anyone at the rooftop even though it has the best view of the crater. Magnificent! I had the entire paradise to myself!
Now, I have memories of calling my loved ones up here, writing postcards to friends & spending lovely moments up here, on the top of Oia!
Up in the realm of the gods
We weren't sure exactly what to expect with this island and its capital town. The guide books and friends said how expensive it was, how spoilt it had become, and how crowded it got.
But we liked it. Actually we loved it, particularly for the views of course, which truly are breathtaking. You can't beat sitting in one of the clifftop bars, watching the sunset, and downing a few drinks (until they hit you with the bill!). I guess it is about as pricey as Greece gets, but it certainly is not as bad as other tourist traps in Europe.