On first arriving we thought it look more like a stone masons yard than a lost community. Luckily we were on an organised tour from our cruise ship the MSC Fantasia and our guide gradually opened our eyes to what was in front of us. His knowledge and professionalism transported us back to those early years and the heart rendering tragedy that confronted the inhabitants.
With all the money that the European Union has sunk into the building of the roof its tragic that there are, no longer, funds to continue the excavation. The majority of Santorini seemed desperately poor (viewed from the window of an air conditioned coach!!) so surely investment in this project could have a knock on financial benefit.
Its expected of tourists that we get ripped off occasionally, but not here, this is definitely worth the visit.
On leaving we were "ushered" to the tourist area of the island where, as expected, we paid well over the odds for 2 bottles of sparkling water (10 euros) and 2 coffees (11 euros).
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