So every Tuesday for the past few weeks I have been sharing pictures from a school trip to Greece that I took at the end of May/beginning of June. Today I have pictures from my stay on Santorini. While on Santorini we stayed in Kamari Beach & I will have pictures from there next week, but this week I have pictures from a day we spent in beautiful Fira. Fira is a town on Santorini, & it is one of the towns where all those amazing pictures of the white buildings along cliffs are taken. (I have to warn you that Santorini was super windy when we were there so my hair is kind of crazy in all of these pictures!)
As you can see Fira is situated on the top of cliffs, & the views are absolutely breathtaking. It is a very busy town that is filled with shops, restaurants, & more. It felt like we could have spent forever looking around as there was no shortage of activities to keep busy, & there was something different going on everywhere you turned. It was easy to get caught up in all the chaos, but I wanted to remember to keep taking in the sights around me.
We took a cable car down the side of the cliffs, which was an amazing experience. I'm actually terrified of heights so I was really proud of how well I did with this & that I didn't freak out at all. I'm so glad that I got to experience this because it is something that I will never forget. The sights on the way down the cliffs were some of the most spectacular I have ever seen.
The reason for taking a cable car down the cliff was so that we could ride donkeys back up it! This is honestly one of the coolest things I have ever done in my life, & something I will talk about forever. They gave me the biggest donkey out of everyone on the trip (it honestly was more like a small horse), & I'm not going to lie it was a bit scary! The donkeys are trained to walk along the edge of the walk way, which I think is what scared me, but is so funny to think about now. At the end of the ride they have someone that takes your picture & then you can buy it, normally I'm not into this, but I had to get it to bring home to my mom! If you are in Santorini you absolutely must go to Fira to ride the donkeys, it is something you will never forget.
Everywhere you turned in Fira it seemed as though there was another picture that had to be taken. I really love having my own pictures of those iconic white buildings. If you're going to Santorini I would say look into staying in Fira because the hotels there looked great. Like I said above we stayed in Kamari Beach, & our hotel was terrible I wouldn't even bother visiting Kamari if you didn't have to, but I a bunch of pictures & information on that for next time! I just feel like if you're coming to Santorini you want to stay on the nicer part of the island where you see all the pretty pictures from.
We had dinner at a really great rooftop taverna that I of course cannot remember the name of. My favorite part was the views we had of the sunset while we were eating. I've heard that Fira has one of the most gorgeous sunsets in all of Greece, which I think says a lot. If you go to Santorini you must go to Fira (if you don't stay there that is)!
Next Tuesday I'll more pictures from my Greece trip!