Thira (Santorini), Greece, 11 October 2018.
(Click on any image to see it in a larger size, if you are on a PC or tablet at least.)
Usually, the images in each post are chronological. But this time even after adjusting for one camera being 20 minutes out from the other, the order still didn’t make sense. Also, I took photos from similar places at quite different times in the morning. So I’ve worked out where I took them from and grouped them by location.
This is a view of the caldera coast of the main island, looking south, from just past the port of Thira.
With an extreme telephoto view from the same location, you can see Caldera Beach and the same launch and catamaran.
Not the same catamaran, this one is much smaller.
Another view of the same coastline from further on. You can just see some of the boats moored at Caldera Beach in the corner at the mid left.
Now we are past Caldera Beach and above it, looking north across the caldera.
A couple of the small boats moored off the beach.
We have now driven a short distance to the south coast. I can’t find a name for this little seaside village so i presume it is just part of Akrotiri, which is also a historic site we shall visit later. The boats have just pulled up, spruiking customers to take on a tour to red, white and black beaches (but we didn’t have enough time).
Just to the left of the village you might be able to see part of the white outline of a tiny church.
This is a wider view, taken a few minutes before, prior to the boats tying up at the wharf.
This is an ancient boatshed. You can also see it at the right of the previous image if you click for a larger view.
The tiny Church of St Nicholas.
The bell tower.
A musician busking on the headland before Red Beach.
A bit further on, here is a view of Red Beach (left distance) and the walk in. We didn’t go any further. We weren’t looking for a swim and there’s not much room on the beach anyway.
A view further over to the left. This almost joins on the the photo of the musician but it’s not taken from quite the same place.
The yacht was evidently a commercial cruise for sightseers.
Looking back towards where we came from. The white building is Hotel Akrotiri and there are several boatsheds at the water’s edge.
We’ve now driven back, and then further on to Akrotiri Lighthouse at the far south corner of the island.
A view from the other side.
Looking north-west from near the lighthouse. The point is Akro Aspronisi.
A closer view. What a view those houses on the point must have as the weather changes!
Do you think the white covering of the top of the island is snow or perhaps pumice from the eruption?
Actually no, it’s the houses which are all white.
A passenger hydofoil from Thira Port heading towards Crete. The ferry is slower but a lot cheaper.
A launch below the lighthouse.
A bit further around, this is looking up the south coast now, but where we were previously is beyond that point. If you click for a larger image you can see Acro Beach Bar on the left, then White Beach (though mainly obscured) before the headland.
Curious the things you can see. I am reliably informed that this is not a relic from before the eruption, more than three thousand years ago. For one thing, they didn’t have bicycles with pneumatic tyres then.