Off to Santorini!
Caught another early morning bus to Iraklion where we got on a ferry boat to Santorini island (Eric: "Man, these ferrets are huge!") Once again, crystal blue waters. I wish we could upload some of our pictures, because words simply don't tell you what the sea looks like.
We arrived in Santorini port; two buses and 2 hours later we got to Ia, the town on Santorini's northern tip. We stepped off the bus just in time to catch a glimpse of the famous Santorini sunset (more of that later), and for the first time in this trip we had a little bit of trouble finding a room. Not too much - our first couple of choices (thanks to Fodor's) were full, but we ended up with a charming, relatively large studio room off the main strip. Most importantly, Jazmine is very pleased, since this might be the cleanest room in all of Greece. It literally sparkles from the steps to the ceiling! The place (Filotera Rooms) is run by a very friendly couple named Maria and Nikos who speak pretty good English (we've found many Greeks to be pretty good with our language - sure makes things like finding sugar-free drinks and a bathroom with a toilet seat easier!)
Here's a few pictures of the hotel and views from our private balcony.
Eric has mandated that tomorrow we avoid all buses and sleep in...