Santorini, Greece to Istanbul, Turkey
17.12.2011 - 18.12.2011
This is a log spanning two days. The first day we weren't able to get a plane out of Santorini and the weather is too bad to allow the ferries to run.
With everything closing early on the low season, we only had time to really see one thing. We decided on an archaeological museum but weren't able to find it.
I took another look around the city though, taking some good photos along the corridor running along the edge of the town facing the sea. Had some more local food in order to enjoy the last of it before we headed off the next day.
We booked the plane tickets to Athens for the next day, so the next morning was just going to the airport. The hotel owner offered to drive us there. At the airport, we took another flight to get to Istanbul.
I've been avoiding taking planes but there is no other way without wasting anymore time better spent seeing Istanbul. We would have needed to take the shot plane trip to Athens anyway since the ferries were still cancelled the day we flew out.
The irritating thing is that we were almost a stone's throw from Turkey at the previous two islands.
It was about 9:30pm on reaching the hotel in Istanbul, the time for the plane to Istanbul being quite a long time after our arrival. If our arrival was a half hour earlier, we would have just gone through to the next flight, but you can't win them all.
From the hotel, there is a really good view of the Blue Mosque from the roof. So I've seen that at night and it already looks impressive. Other than that it has just been the travel from the airport that I've seen of the city, and that is never impressive no matter what major city you are in. But so far it seems the city is going to be really good.