4 Days in Santorini too long?

Jan 11th, 2011, 10:01 AM
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Actually, flip-flops can protect against the black/hotness, but Only up to the water's edge. Even as you step in, the rocks/grit/pebbles are sharp, not like soft sand, and until it's deep enough to swim, you'd be going ouch-ouch-ouch. Have you ever accidentally walked on a kids' Lego pieces. Ouch.
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Jan 11th, 2011, 12:10 PM
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Would a Teva sandal do the trick?
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Jan 11th, 2011, 12:21 PM
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Yes, to protect the bottoms of your feet, but reef walkers are better for keeping the grit off your feet. If you live in the States you can buy cheap ones at Wal-Mart once their summer inventory is on the shelves.

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Jan 11th, 2011, 12:38 PM
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YEAH!! Akrotiri is opening?? I hope it really happens. I'll be there in May and again in September. Hoping, hoping to get to go again and take those on the trip too.
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Jan 12th, 2011, 09:25 AM
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SweetB132 - 4 days is definitely not too long and by the sounds of your itinerary, you should really enjoy relaxing for a few days on spectacular Santorini. In fact, I am so glad you realize the four hours won't do. Of course there are more beautiful islands to see, but I recommend that you spend your last days of this trip soaking up the splendor. The one thing I"m reminded of when in Greece is to go slowly. Have a great time!
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Jan 12th, 2011, 07:13 PM
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Okay, you guys have sold us. Thanks. Now, what about recommendations for places stay on Santorini with a view for between $100 and $200 a night? This would be for 2 couples, each paying these amounts, so if there is some accommodation suitable for 2 couples then the range could be $200 to $400. Thanks for any insights.
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Jan 12th, 2011, 07:43 PM
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I spent 5 nights on Santorini in Sep. 2008 - I rented a moped and explored the island, spent a couple days at a beach, sat on my balcony enjoying the view and drinking wine..and drinking wine....and drinking more wine. I wasn't wowed by Santorini ( I wasn't wowed by the Amalfi coast either) Why? Too many constipated cranky tourists - there a lot of people there living their dream, don't get in their way. Oia is a nightmare for sunset - don't go. And the clapping at sunset seemed trite and treacly. Fira struck me as somewhat rundown. Don't get me wrong - Santorini is spectacular. The cruise ships (all 5 of them every day) from the caldera's edge looked lilliputian - but the crowds in Fira were monstrous. If you're staying at a high end hotel I'm sure you'll have a fabulous time. Ammoudi - at the waters edge below Oia - is delightful for lunch and dinner. 4 nights seems enough - enjoy.

One restaurant I would recommend (if still open):
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Jan 12th, 2011, 07:53 PM
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We were told to stay two nights by Greek friends who live in Athens.
We stayed four; they were right. Couldn't wait to get away from the mobs of tourists. Loved the rest of Greece, islands, Crete and Peloponessean Peninsula.
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Jan 12th, 2011, 08:41 PM
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Check the websites for Scirocco Apartments, Villa Maria Damigou, Blue Dolphins Apartments, Hotel Mylos, Gizis Apartments, Sunset Hotel, Delfini Hotel, Fotinos Houses, Villa Marina, Lucky Homes, Old Oia Houses, Villa Kallisti and Casa Sofia.
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Jan 12th, 2011, 09:49 PM
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Also check Caldera Studios and Lauda Hotel.
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