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To be honest, we needed a few days of recovery after Edinburgh and London, but Santorini left us a little underwhelmed. We didn't explore the whole island really, but the town of Fira (the classic two set into the cliffs) was kinda run down and the rest of the island was very barren and looked like a wasteland. What topped this off was the dinner we had for my actual birthday day. After checking the town out a bit, we chose a place with amazing views, even though it was a bit more expensive. If only we had read the Tripadvisor reviews first! Service was terrible and pushy, we were made to feel bad because we didn't fall for all their traps to drink overpriced (€15) cocktails and their most expensive meals. The food didn't even nearly make up for it. We both needed another meal after it! We found a few nice places the next day, but you could really see the effects of their money crisis around with many unfinished construction sites. Was still good to visit, but maybe would've been better in a better frame of mind and with lower expectations. Our hotel owners were really nice though! Gave us a big smile and wave every time we can in and out which made us feel welcome. 

Photos here :-)

Posted by KPad 09:53 Archived in Greece

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