On Sunday, we took a hydrofoil ferry from Mykonos to Santorini.The ferry was very sleek, fast, and smooth.It left an impressive wake – much bigger than that of a much larger cruise ship.Our destination in Santorini was The Absolute Bliss Hotel. It was appropriately named.Our bed had neatly folded towels wrapped in ribbon and topped with a KitKat bar plus flowers and M&Ms below the pillows.
Like all hotels on the rim of the caldera, it drips down from the edge into the interior which requires many steps to reach the room.And this is the view from the deck in front of our room. Santorini is the largest caldera filled with salt water in the world. The town of Oia is the white on top of the caldera on the right side. When you look at the caldera from a distance, your first impression is that it is topped with snow due to all the white villages.In the morning, a waiter brings a hot breakfast for you to enjoy on your patio.Of course we enjoyed a sunset happy hour on the patio. The wind off the cold sea makes it a little chilly after the sun goes down.We have a second patio with two lounge chairs and a hot tub. Why would we ever want to leave such absolute bliss?Santorini is famous for its sunsets, but so far the best sunsets have been in Mykonos. We did leave our hotel and will share some pictures from our explorations in the next blog.