Thinking of Santorini puts a smile on my face. Especially after an uninspiring couple of days at Mykonos, we were looking forward to a more delightful experience at Santorini, the so-called Honeymoon Island (who can argue against it) boasting the picturesque caldera which was formed by the Santorini volcano. It's also littered with archaeological sites, sprawling vineyards, colourful (!!) beaches and of course, a breathtaking (depending on your luck) sunset.
|Its many old abandoned buildings also satisfied my photo-taking crave|
Before I go on, I have to warn everyone that the beaches in Greece tolerate nudity, so if you have been longing for a moment of complete public liberation (or humiliation), please go ahead. But guys, if you are actually looking forward to seeing hot chicks in the buff, I wish you the best of luck, as you would probably see 3 grandmas baring their bodies before you see a decent-looking babe willing to flaunt anything of note.
|See - It's really red!|
Logically, the beach wouldn't be blood red of course, so we did not go there with overly-high expectations, but it was really quite fascinating when we finally saw it.
|Red Cliff appears in Greece|
|An abrupt door cut unto the red cliff, I wonder who lived here?|
|Happily playing with the black sand|
|Happy to be at Kamari|
So here's a picture which summarises what our visit to the black beach was all about:
Smooth shiny black pebbles near the water
leading up to smaller coarse grains of ash-gray sand,
leading up to my bag and our slippers
leading up to a Mediterranean lady in a black bikini
leading all the way to the Greek flag!