Ancient Thira & Red Beach

Happy Monday! How was your weekend? Ours was absolutely wonderful. Our little bundle of joy, Roxy got flew in Saturday around midnight. Holy crap it takes forever & a day to pick up a dog from the airport. So much paperwork that needs to be signed & filled out. We started this process around 11:30, and didn’t finish until after 2:15 in the morning. Talk about an exhausting evening… but oh so worth it to have her home :). She’s usually full of energy, but all she’s been doing is sleeping. I’m assuming she has jet lag. Is that possible??

Sorry I didn’t do anymore vacation posts (well any for that matter) over the weekend. I just figured that not everyone checks blogs over the weekend & I’d wait until today.

Ancient Thira

Every morning @ 9:00 tours to Ancient Thira start. You can either 1. Take a bus up or 2. Take a bus. We decided to take a bus up, and then walk down the other side of the mountain to Perissa, Greece afterwards.

“Ancient Thera is an antique city on a ridge of the steep mountain on the Greek island of Santorini. It was named after the mythical ruler of the island, Theras, and was inhabited from the 9th century BC until 726 AD. Starting in 1895 the city was systematically investigated by the German archaeologist Friedrich Hiller von Gaertringen, who excavated there until 1904. Later excavations by N. Zapheiropoulos between 1961 and 1982 under the auspices of the Archaeological Society of Athens unearthed the city’s necropolis in Sellada. Findings from these excavations are on exhibit at the archaeological museum in Fira. Excavation work was again taken up between 1990 and 1994 under the leadership of Wolfram Hoepfner of the Free University of Berlin and resulted in a more precise understanding of the history of the southern Aegean.

A few pictures from the walk down to Perissa….

After making it to Perissa, we ate lunch & than rented a 4-wheeler to see other parts of the island. One main stop we made sure to visit was Red Beach.

Red beach in the Akrotiri area. Beautiful beach, well-known for the unique colour of the sand and the hill behind it. Soaring red lava cliffs which drop right to the sandy shore and into the clear blue sea, make for a majestic setting and one to enjoy. The beach can be reached either by boat (there are several connecting Red Beach with Perissa and Akrotiri or by foot”. 

….I also almost bought the most adorable & coolest purse ever!

Now I’m off to go cuddle with Roxy. Have the most Marvelous Monday guys!!! 


48 thoughts on “Ancient Thira & Red Beach

  1. Aww, Jessie, I’m so happy you’re finally reunited with Roxy!! I bet she’s equally excited to be home with you. ❤

    These pictures are stunning! I've always wanted to visit Santorini, and now I want to go even more. I've been on a black sand beach, but I've never seen red sand! So beautiful!

    I hope you have a wonderful Monday! ❤ xoxo

  2. yay for roxy finally getting there!!! i totally think it’s possible for dogs to have jet lag! she was probably so excited to see you that she barely slept on the flight 🙂

    your hike looks amazing! keep the vacation pics coming! I love them!

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