This is the “part 3” of our Mediterranean cruise on board of Celebrity Equinox. If you want to read since the beginning of our journey, please click here.
We woke up early in the morning to enjoy the views of Santorini before dawn.
It is gorgeous to watch the dark rocks from the distance as they have the top covered in white. Looking from the distance, it looks like snow!
As the ship approached the island we were able to see that the snowy appearance was in fact the village, on the top of the cliff , as all the houses are painted in white. Gorgeous! 🙂
The ship stays quite close to the shore and we were transported by tender. We were one of the first people to disembark!
How to get there:
By mule (the most famous and picturesque); by foot (not a smart idea as the floor gets slippery due to mule’s pee) and…. by gondola. We chose the gondola!
From Santorini we took a public bus to Oia. Oia is a small village also located over a cliff, like Santorini. Oia is super charming, with many beautiful shops and sights.
The journey is a little bit scary because the road is narrow and it goes along the cliff. The bus driver goes fast and the bus was super crowded. All people on board were tourists from all over the world. We listened German, Japanese, French, English and many others. It is amazing how tourists are attracted by this jewel!
The bus fare is approximately 3 Euros each passenger (each way)
In front of Santorini there is an island with a volcano. I took this picture of a picture that decorates the wall of the gondola room. Quite impressive to see this active volcano so close to the island!
Back to the ship, it was time to enjoy the sun!
As usual on all cruises, the photographers take passengers’ pictures.
We didn’t buy any because they are expensive (more than USD 30.00 each). When we arrived at our cabin there was a picture of us showing on our TV (I guess they hopped we were going to the Gift Store to buy it hahaha).
Instead….. we took a picture of the picture! 🙂 Here we are!
After dinner we went to the Casino. As usual, we didn’t gamble. Our visits to the Casino were only to take pictures in a colorful background! 🙂
Please visit our gallery on Flick to see more pictures we took while visiting Santorini.