After four nights in Santorini, it was time to check out of our hotel. On this final morning, we once again got sucked into an episode of Road to Avonlea and tried to convince the hotel manager to let us check out an hour late. No luck, unfortunately, so we packed up our stuff and headed to town. Our flight was not until 12:30am the next morning, so we had all day to wander around the town of Oia. Since the town is not that big, we walked very leisurely and enjoyed poking in and out of cafes, art galleries, and tourist shops.
We visited a wonderful classic bookstore, Atlantis Books, which reminded us of the legendary Shakespeare and Company in Paris. It's cozy and cavernous and a true book lover's dream.
There's even a rooftop reading terrace with a really distracting view!
We had delicious pre-sunset drinks and appetizers at Pelekanos, then they promptly kicked us out at 6:00 to make space for the people with sunset reservations. It seems the entire island's economy and culture are shaped around the nightly sunset!
Then we raced to our sunset view perch from last night and enjoyed another spectacular sunset.