Wednesday, September 5: After deciding I don’t have the energy to stay in Oia for sunset, I drive south on the island and go back to Villa Galinia, where I take a short nap.  I  shower because I’m all hot and sweaty, and then I head up the island again to look for a good sunset view near my hotel in the south.

the “Unique View Sunset”

…becomes more and more “unique” by the second!

I come across a place called “Unique Sunset View.”  This is a place set up expressly for the purpose of viewing the sunset.  All the chairs face out toward the sea.  I happen to sit beside a British couple from Northampton, southeast of London, who are at the end of their week-long holiday.  They tell me about some of the things they have done here in Santorini;  one of them is taking a traditional boat tour to the volcano.  They say I should do that.  They also tell me about Perissa and some of the nice beaches on the outer side of the island.

I think this must be the “UNIQUE VIEW” ~ through the white arch 🙂

or maybe this is the “unique view” ~ over the balcony…

or maybe the “unique view” is through the umbrellas and other people’s heads!

I order a glass of red wine and a vegetable crepe, which is mediocre.  However, it’s great to have the companionship of this friendly couple as we watch the sun glide slowly from the sky.  It’s quite a lovely view and I enjoy the evening, despite the poor quality of the food.

me at the “Unique Sunset View”

other folks in the audience

Soon after the sunset, the British couple leaves to go eat a real dinner, but the crepe is enough for me since I had that bruschetta so late in the afternoon.  I return to Villa Galinia, where I open my window to the sea breeze, read a book, and drop off into a sweet sleep.

going, going….

…gone.

 

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About catbird in japan

As of July 15, 2015, I'm now taking a break from living abroad. I'm living in Oakton, Virginia and looking for my next opportunity. Last year, I lived in China and taught English at Sino-Canadian International College. I also taught at a university in Nizwa, Oman for two years, and in Korea's public schools for one year. I love to travel and have been to 24 countries.

16 responses »

  1. Reblogged this on a nomad in the land of nizwa and commented:

    “unique sunset view” near akrotírion

  2. adinparadise says:

    Who needs food when you can feast o such an awesome sunset? 🙂 Love your photos, and the layout too. 🙂

  3. This looks like a soothing place to enjoy the sunset! Thanks for taking us with you!|z

  4. no wonder you look so happy with sunsets like that

  5. Awwww lovely indeed! 🙂

  6. Marco says:

    Pity about the food but the viewing area looks great! Especially the arches…

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