Today we had a nice relaxing beach day. We woke up and walked to a nearby fruit market to grab a banana for breakfast. We walked back down to our hotel and laid by the pool all morning, Gabby and I being the only two people there. It was so nice to just relax. We love our hotel here, it's my favorite of the trip. The owners are so kind, greeting us with a "good morning girls did you sleep well!" As soon as we came downstairs.
The owner drove us to the police station where I was able to get a police report for my camera. The police here are sure a lot different than at home! They were telling me where all the good party spots were and asking which bar I went to last night.
We took the bus to Allison and Kayla's hotel to meet up with them before going to the Black Beach in the afternoon. The bus system in Greece is so different. It's a coach bus, with a sign in the window of which area of the island the bus goes. So if you need to get off, you tell driver where you want to get off. You also buy your tickets in the bus. A man squeezes through everyone while getting them to pay while the bus is moving. It took some getting used to! Santorini has a second world feeling to it. It's a lot dirtier and almost Mexican feeling, although we weren't in the five star area, but our hotel was a block away from it.
The sister's splurged and got a really nice hotel in Santorini, so we sun bathed all day on their patio. Their view was incredible, the glass railing went right up to the cliff and over looked the entire ocean and the volcano. It was really incredible.
We took the bus to the Black Beach afterwards, where we decided it wasn't too amazing. It just looked like a dirt beach to me. We took some pictures and then realized the bus didn't come for another hour. We planned on watching the sunset at their hotel that night and we thought we'd be late because the Black Beach is so far away. The taxi man was going to charge too much so we sat on the road trying to think of plan. A random lady came up and asked if we were going to Fira (our area of town) and that she knew a man who would take us there cheap. It only cost the price of a bus ticket so it worked out good, although getting in a strange mans van was a little scary.
We were too late to go to a restaurant for dinner so we decided to order fried cheese (Greek people enthrall about it) and pizza to their hotel room. We sat in the hot tub on their balcony, ate pizza, drank wine and watched the sunset. It really doesn't get any better than that.
Afterwards Gabby and I took the bus back to our hotel.
As we packed up our clothes tonight we were so sad to leave Santorini. It's such a nice tropical island. We knew that our next hotels we stay in are going to be a little bit sketchy. We both had nice long hot showers in our clean bathroom before heading to bed.
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