|While the weather has not been what we expected, the Santorini scenery is not affected. Many of the classic views of the whitewashed homes of Greece are obviously from Santorini. The cliffside views are awesome and the variety of natural colors in the volcanic stone are in sharp contrast to the homes.
While the weather is reminiscent of September at home and not beach weather, it does bring the few hotel residents out for an evening under a leaky roof at the poolside bar. A mixture of Canadian, American, Mexican and Israeli tourists having a lively discussion and a chance for Carson to commiserate with some 20 something Canadians that were also sad to be missing Halloween in Greece. A touchy day for Carson, but we may have to fill a pillowcase with candy when we get home.
We rented a car to explore the island and the numerous small villages and beaches (red, black and white depending on the sand color). Again the island is definitely in shutdown mode for the season although cruise boats are still in evidence. We hear that the weather is unseasonably cool and the nice weather typically extends to Mid November, but the hotel is once again closing its doors for the season as we depart. We are off to Crete on a 4:30AM ferry. In summer season these boats operate twice daily. Now it appears that we shouldn't count on more than once a week so we are not choosy about the time.