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Address: Fira, Greece
Phone Number: +30 694 035 6025

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I had a big debate with my wife about sitting on those donkeys and we just couldn't. Making them walk up and down those slopes on a daily basis is just ridiculous. Please take the... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Victoria, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Most upsetting! Took the gondola up and because of the long lineup for the gondola down we chose to walk down the donkey walk. It was a hot, humid day (Aug 2012) and the donkeys looked so tired and hot. There was zero water for them. I tried to pour water from my bottle onto the ground for one donkey... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I had a big debate with my wife about sitting on those donkeys and we just couldn't. Making them walk up and down those slopes on a daily basis is just ridiculous. Please take the cable car instead.

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Gordon's Bay, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

What an experience to ride on these animals up and down the steep slopes of this amazingly beautiful island. It was truly unforgettable.

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Abbotsford, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

The road is long with many a winding road, that's the song and that's the way it is to go up to Santorini, it is located on the top of the hillside. They have lots of donkeys to take you up and I would say try it one way and walk the other, it is something to behold. The donkeys... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Okay, here is the thing, the animals are treated relatively well, in that they have a shady area to rest in and have plenty of food and water. What is not so good is to see them driven to run up and down these paved stairs all day long tied to another so their necks are stretched out with usually... More 

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melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I loved doing the Donkey ride in santorini. It was so much fun. I felt sorry for the donkey but they are used to it. The views from the hills are amazing. The ride only lasts about 50 mins but it goes very quickly. Definitely worth doing while there.

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La Romana, Dominican Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

A lifetime experience that I will never forget, the look at those cliffs from on top of the Donkey, the fear of it and the insecurity, but yet the feeling of wonders, risk, the unknown and the easy way of learning to yell... Hellaaa to control the Donkey. The experience of climbing such a high road on a Donkey. Walk... More 

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Cephalonia, Greece
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Seeing the poor donkeys walking and often forced to run, up and down the stairs all day, someone wonders why tourists choose this way to get to Fira! It is obvious that many donkeys are in bad conditions and they owners very harsh to them!!

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

The donkeys seem to be a traditional image for Santorini, from souvenirs to the famous rides from the beach to Fira town. But get near these poor animals and you will see they are mistreated, physically hurt, and forced to work under terrible conditions. The sun and heat are sometimes unbearable, even more so with a lazy human's weight on... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We didn't use the donkeys as we had researched them and understood how cruel it is and didn't want to add to the poor creatures discomfort, so we paid about £5 to ride up in the cable car. We decided to walk down which was not that far although the donkey men tell you it is too far to walk... More 

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