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The road to Athinios

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Athinios is the port on Santorini where practically all the sea transport is processed. There is always heavy traffic on the steep road which bears resemblance to an alpine pass road. It goes from sea level to the island plateau at 260m.

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A: Greece Santorini Road to port of Athinios

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B: Port Of Santorini (02)

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C: Port Of Santorini (01)

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D: Greece Santorini Megalochori Anargiri

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E: Greece Santorini Megalochori Village Square

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F: Greece Santorini Megalochori Church Square

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G: Greece Santorini Megalochori Clock Tower

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H: Greece Santorini Pyrgos

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I: Greece Santorini Exo Gonia Church West

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J: Greece Santorini Exo Gonia Church South

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