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Address: Fira, Greece
Phone Number: +30 694 035 6025
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donkey or lift?????

While it is very interesting to zig -zag your way up the steep hill; the lif/tram is faster and the views are more striking when you are not tagged in a line with a bunch of... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
deidre s
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Mississauga, Canada

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Mississauga, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

While it is very interesting to zig -zag your way up the steep hill; the lif/tram is faster and the views are more striking when you are not tagged in a line with a bunch of dokeys. To each his own I suppose. You could do both though.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked down the stairs and we were literally against the walls hoping the donkeys wouldn't crush us. It was a terrifying experience (this is coming from someone who has spent her entire life with horses). The people running this "business" have no respect for these poor tired animals and the tourists.

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1 Thank Bimvi
Cincinnati, Ohio
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11 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Greece was and is my favorite technicolor memory triggered when I have calamari as we did alongside the sea bleached white pristine buildings up the trail with the donkeys looks impossible but a great experience. Wonderful blues that seem liquid not real amazing display of the earth's enduring beauty looks just like the books you see or postcards. Visually magnificent... More 

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Thank RBFDJ
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

On my visit with my wife we ran past this shop. We felt heart broken and helpless to see these animals in such bad conditions. One was tied with less than a foot of rope and made to stand all day so people passing by could see it. Others didn't have shade or water with the hot sun. Others looked... More 

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3 Thank MichaelGD494
Vancouver, Canada
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81 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

We had walked down the path to get to Old Port and stepped on donkey poo the entire way. We knew that we would either take the cable car back up or take a donkey. It was the same price, and my partner wanted to try the donkeys. It was just an assembly line, the hosts were all older Greek... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

I set off to walk with family members including my two young nephews up the 600 poorly maintained steps to the top. It soon became apparent that the owners of the donkeys were driving them up the hill as fast as they could and sending them back very quickly down the hill once the passengers had dismounted, several animals slipped... More 

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3 Thank Langfords2010
Airdrie, Canada
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86 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

Although it sounded like it would be fun it was not. It was very chaotic, doesn't seem safe. I don't really care for donkeys but it seems as though they aren't treated very well. I would recommend people walk or take the gondola.

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2 Thank Cam W
Saskatoon, Canada
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23 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We chose to ride the Santorini donkeys because we had heard that it was a great experience plus the cable car line was soooo long! Thus we paid our 5 euros each to ride a donkey and regretted it! Both donkeys and tourists were treated gruffly. It was a chaotic and frightening experience. Near the top of the hillside there... More 

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Sandbach, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

I am saddened and sickened by the number of people who seem to think that it's "fun" to ride a donkey up and down the steps of Fira and Oia. Several times a day, these poor beasts have to carry often overweight, lazy tourists up the cliff faces in overwhelming heat with little access to shade, water, food and rest,... More 

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Merida, Mexico
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47 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

This is a picturesque ride that is better on the way up to Fira than on the way down. Take pictures, they will be funny.

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