It’s 7am on a sunny day in June and I’m sitting on a balcony overlooking the cerulean waters of the Aegean Sea, taking in the view of neighbouring islet Nea Kameni, and listening to the sound of hooves clattering on the cobbled street below. getting lost on santorini
A crescent-shaped island, Santorini’s indomitable cliffs were created some 3,600 years ago when a giant volcano blew its lid and imploded on itself sending shock waves rippling across the ocean. The scared lump of earth that remained has become one of the most photographed places in the world; fast forward to today and visiting cruise ships are bringing waves of tourists to the island all keen to see its iconic form for themselves.
Elsewhere in the archipelago at this hour there’s little activity, but by 7am in Santorini cruise ship passengers (most aided by donkeys) are already making their way up the 600