Emporio

Thira (Santorini), Greece, 11 October 2018.

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(Click on any image to see it in a larger size, if you are on a PC or tablet at least.)

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From the lighthouse at the south end of Thira, we drove north and then headed towards the other coast, away from the caldera.  On the way, we stopped at Emporio, always one of my main planned points of interest for Thira.  It is a traditional village, the largest on the island, and the name refers to trade as it was once the main trading centre for the island.

There is little point trying to add captions for most of the images.  they are a visual feast of a wonderful urban microcosm.

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There are two ways to take this sign.  One, you may be a pedestrian and should beware of others hooning around on motorcycles in the narrow laneways.  Alternatively, you may be on a motorbike and this is how you should do it.  Crouch down for better aerodynamics and ride really fast.

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Finally a few macro shots on the way out, probably near the church where we started from.

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9 comments on “Emporio

  1. leggypeggy says:

    It’s easy to see why Santorini is such a popular destination. Hope to make it there one day.

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    • Murray Foote says:

      It’d be great to go there just after the Pandemic, with few tourists around. Lots of great things to see there, too many tourists, and we were in the off season. You also wouldn’t want to be there at 40 deg C in the middle of summer. If we return to the Aegean, I might check out Milos and Rhodes.

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  2. Brian Rope says:

    Loved Santorini. Great imagery as always Murray.

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  3. 6qsite says:

    Bravo! Excellent images!
    👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

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