So one of the things we did after the photoshoot was just sit around inside the cave house resting up from the hot sun. It was ridiculously hot, and the clothes where my back touched the backpack was fully soaking wet.
Here is a view of the nice ocean from our room. The one thing I didn’t realize is that the patio area for our place is in front of the walking area for people. So you randomly see tourist walk around and take pictures in front of the doorway. From talking to the people the peak tourist time is from noon until sunset.
One of the things we gravitated towards was seafood. Our photographer Giannis told us where to eat and not to eat. The mussels and solavki were amazing. I also enjoyed the lasagna a lot.
After eating, we started exploring random parts of Oia , especially the parts that were far away from the sunset viewing spots.
We tried kissing fishes, which are just fishes that eat your dead skin cells. It was interesting because it felt like something very tiny prickling on your feet. As if you were lightly shocked.
Then Sherri and I continued to explore all of Oia and taking pictures of beautiful doors.
Then for dinner we went down to amoundi bay for a sunset dinner. The picture above is of the restaurant. While the picture below is of the steps we have to take to get down. The bad thing about the walk is that they have donkey rides that climb the stairs. So I think around 30% of the steps are covered in donkey poop. 🙁
Once we made it down we proceeded to order all the seafood we could get our hands on because the Yelp reviews for this place was really good.
Here is Sherri looking very happy.
The people to our right were really funny Americans. They were drinking so much and also got out of the way so we could get a sunset picture. So nice of them!!!
Salad with fish.
There were more food items, and I would say the fish was the best. I ate them so fast that I don’t have pictures of them. I’m not sure how they do it, but they fried the fish really well.
Then after dinner we had to walk back up the 300 steps to the top. However, with our short legs it was a trek so every 20-30 steps we would take a break. Here Sherri poses with amoundi bay in the background.
Here is a picture of the steps.
Almost back up at the top.
One of the first shops we found when we got back up was this silk/scarf sho. Sherri and I spent a lot of time in there just looking and touching. It was super fun for Sherri, I also ended up getting a few silks for my own magic tricks.
The nice thing about Oia is that once all the people are gone, it is a very fun and nice place to walk around. Slow pace and just quiet, with the ocean to your side and shops to your other side.
The last story of the night, since we didn’t have a car, we could not go wine tasting. So we wanted to try a Santorini wine, ended up with us buying it from a market in Oia. The guy said, do you want to just open up a bottle and try it to see if you like it? So we did that, and we bought a bottle, since I didn’t have a bottle opener, the guy opened the wine for me there. So Sherri and I walked back to our place holding a bottle of open wine. I think some of the people walking by us we’re super curious as to why I had an open bottle with me.
I would say today was one of the best days of the trip so far.