"Chill time on the crater's edge" Top 5 Page for this destination Fira by Gillybob

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What a VT time!

Thanks to the wonderful JanetAnne and Galatea (Sinequanon) for arranging the 2007 European VT Meet on Thira (Santorini) and giving us all a wonderful opportunity to see this beautiful Greek island - it is certainly a sight worth seeing.

Fira is the main town on the island and was the base for most VT-ers attending the weekend long meeting. On Friday, we had a lovely sunset at Oia (Ia) followed by dinner next to the port at Ammoudi.

On Saturday, many of us hopped aboard the boat to cruise around the caldera and enjoy a late lunch at the village atop Thirassia.

On Sunday evening, it was an opportunity to swap e-mails and say a final goodbye to friends made during the weekend whilst enjoying dinner at a restaurant in Fira itself.

All in all, a great time was had by all and the venue was perfect!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Beautiful views across the caldera where the volcano is still nice and hot!
  • Cons:Lots of steps - up and down!
  • Last visit to Fira: Jun 2007
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Mar 9, 2011 at 11:16 PM

    gosh i wish i had made this euromeet. sun, oizo and daooter... what more could you want!

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    Aug 30, 2010 at 12:49 PM

    Love your photos of Santorini! I need to get my Greece pages done. You give me incentive!

  • Myfanwe's Profile Photo
    May 8, 2010 at 9:54 AM

    Hey Gillian, It was great looking back on your Santorini pages - channel 3 in Loizos, hahah! Thanks for visiting my pages, madness refusing cake I know, don't know what came over me! Enjoy the preparations for Krakov, I will be there in virtual spirit ;-)

  • DAO's Profile Photo
    Aug 22, 2009 at 1:55 AM

    Not even left yet, I am required to do a long report on Friday nights now, have to do a conference call today as well!

  • mirchica's Profile Photo
    Aug 2, 2009 at 1:49 PM

    nice place,I've never been on a Greek island.Now I know where to go About the candles-people working there must throw the candles when they become smaller(not imidiately),they protect from fire. I saw in Romania-they lit the candles in a tray with water.

  • nicolaitan's Profile Photo
    Jul 27, 2009 at 5:50 AM

    beautiful pictures - wonderful place to visit. could it be that the candles were being snuffed out for recycling?

  • rosie235's Profile Photo
    Jul 18, 2009 at 1:13 AM

    do enjoy....i'm sitting here reading a book.. so many things to do and no motivation to do them...lol..

  • starship's Profile Photo
    May 5, 2009 at 10:17 AM

    Nice accommodation & restaurant tips! It must have been a great VT meet. I spend only 1 days on Santorini but got to climb the volcano & swim in the Aegean--pretty special stuff for me!

  • VZ-Pam's Profile Photo
    Mar 13, 2009 at 5:32 PM

    A DAOoter to cruise around the Fira is sure a nice idea :D

  • jadedmuse's Profile Photo
    Sep 30, 2008 at 6:01 PM

    Gill, lovely tips and great pix, esp of cathedral interiors. Enjoyed your lodging tips too. Looked like a great meet. I'd love to visit one day. Btw, I think a mule is the (sterile) offspring of a horse and donkey. The animals in your pix are donkeys. M


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