After enjoying our final breakfast and journey down and back up the stairs for it we sat on our balcony in the bright sunshine enjoying the morning. We headed back to town to pick up a few items Becky decided on. Luckily we found a new way back through town, no scenery but fairly flat with no stairs! We said goodbye to the staff at Dana Villas- they treated us like royalty! Eddie carried all three bags up 100 stairs and then over to the taxi stand for us! We would have needed hours otherwise! This small man carrying more than 100 pounds of luggage up 100 stairs- was incredible!
The Santorini airport is an experience in itself. Security is very lax by our standards- when the buzzer beeped the one TSA like agent sent us back through and magically it was fine- every time!?? When someone took water through they just told them on the other side to drink it. Jackets and shoes were no issue- what a breeze but a bit unnerving with Europe on high alert! We went upstairs to the waiting area which was an outside bar overlooking the runway- yes open air over looking the runway. It was a busy day there so after being called to the gate we stood for 1 hour! Finally loading our Easy Jet plane we discover we are on a brand new plane! Very nice- we enjoyed a worry free flight back to London.
We booked a cab online from Gatwick to our hotel because the Gatwick Express train is down. Appears our minicab was a scam as no one was there- filed a claim with paypal to get my money back! So the train and subway were the only options and we ventured forward- tired, frustrated and hungry! We got to the hotel, settled in and went for a lovely dinner at an Italian place David and I had been to two years ago. A quiet fun evening at the hotel resting for an adventure tomorrow in London!