I visited Santorini. It was Totally Awesome. And it Completely Sucked.

Some places in this world are too beautiful for their own good.

Chief among them is the Greek Isle of Santorini, which I had the pleasure and woe of visiting this past August.

The village of Oia, with its whitewashed homes and blue-domed churches, sits atop the western edge of Santorini and provides visitors with stunning, nearly 360-degree views of the Aegean. (Photo by Craig K. Collins ©2022)

The island is simply stunning. Its 1,000-foot-high, red-cinder cliffs are crowned by labyrinthine, snow-white villages dotted with blue-domed…

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Craig K. Collins

Author of Midair (Lyons Press, 2016) and Thunder in the Mountains (Lyons Press, 2014). At work on a novel, as well as a book of historical non-fiction.