We stayed at the Hotel Atherio in Oia and what an experience we had!
We did yoga in the mornings and the evenings and then had the day to go exploring the gorgeous blue mediterranean beaches and sea. Swimming was amazing because of the higher salt content of the water and I was astounded at the steep drop-off, a metre or two from the shore and it would be very deep under your feet with beautiful multi-coloured little fish darting around.To reach the swim place, just around the bend from Ammoudi Bay, we walked down hundreds of steps with donkeys taking people up and down.
...and so in the tradition of my pop-up printing studios, I had to do a fish-print to mark the occasion! I had come prepared with a cardboard roll of small sheets, ink, thread and a towel. I had to actually buy a fish which I had never done before and we had a laugh in the restaurant right on the water's edge,
when I went up to the glass counter where the freshest fish were on ice, chose my fish and then asked the waiter NOT to clean and cook it. Then back to the hotel with my little Red snapper.
|The hotel room/pop-up studio|
For the first time I also decided to try colour with the prints just as a reminder of the gorgeous colours of the red snapper and the island of Santorini.
My only regret was that i did'nt have more paper to print the octopus!
GIA' HARA' SANTORINI!!