Santorini, Greece Cruise Port

4.5 out of 5

About Santorini, Greece

With its steep volcanic flanks looming straight up from the sea, and the tiny white village of Thira clinging high atop the cliffs, Santorini is perhaps the most breathtaking and legendary of all the Greek Isles. To the south is Akrotiri, where recent Minoan excavations support the theories that Santorini might be the fabled lost continent of Atlantis.

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We did a private all day excursion with a wonderful guide who I would highly recommend! He took us to a wine tasting at a local winery and lunch at a taverna on the black sand beaches of the Agean Sea. Incredible. I don't have words to describe the beauty of Santorini. It almost hurt to look at was all so brilliant and in technicolor almost. I will go back one day. :)

Visited: Apr 17, 2018

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This is a lovely place to visit. There is a cable car to get you to the top and a steady walk down to the barking point after your visit. We were however distressed to see the donkeys being herded up the side of the mountain with, how can I say, rather large people sitting on their backs in sweltering heat. If you have the chance to visit this gem of an island please either use the cable car up and down or walk. Save the donkeys!


Very nice port. The road up to the top was scary but the views were breath taking! We took the cable car back down. Amazing. They also use the donkeys. We had a very bad experience at a restaurant here and would like to warn all future visitors not to go there. The restaurant has breathtaking views but that’s it. Our group, six of us, walked in and sat at a table an ordered 6 Alpha beers(local Greek beer) the waiter said he didn’t have any but had something comparable. Vulcan made locally. We said sure. What we found strange was the fact that they did not bring the bottles to the table and opened them in front of us like they did at all the other Greek towns we ate at. Instead I saw a 14 to 16 yr old boy pouring the beers from a can into the mugs. The beer was ok. We ordered a lunch that consisted of 2 individual pizzas , a ham sandwich and a Greek salad, and 4 more beers. The food was horrible and the 4 beers we had ordered were different then the ones we got before. The beer was more of an apple ale that was sweet. Long story short when they brought our bill it was 210 Euros ! The 6 Vulcan beers were 14 euros each and the additional 4 beers were charged to us as Alphas that they said they didn’t have! We disputed the bill and we were threatened by telling us that they would call the authorities to arrest us. Coerced and intimidated, we paid the bill. We noticed they had different menus with different prices after we paid. The restaurant is called Caldera Sunset View. I included 2 pictures . After we left we walked down half a block and asked another local restaurant employee about their beer and food prices. We explained what happened and they told us that restaurant has been ripping off tourists for years and they are well known in town for doing it. He showed us their beer prices ,Alpha 6 Euros and Vulcan 7 euros. It should be noted that the kitchen is located right next to the bathrooms where we ate. Please do not go to this restaurant. There are plenty of nice restaurants in Santorini to eat at.

Visited: Oct 14, 2017

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Highlight of the trip - walked up and back on the donkey track! Top marks to P & O literature for recommending not using the donkeys for welfare reasons, it was apparent that very few English used them, mainly American and Japanese.

Visited: May 14, 2017

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