Talk:Santorini

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External links[edit]

The following external links (as well as others) were removed in accordance with Wikitravel:External links, but they may be useful for data mining:



-- Ryan 16:36, 5 June 2006 (EDT); DenisYurkin 17:21, 14 December 2006 (EST)


http://www.gtp.gr/ is referenced under "Get in" Ferries section. It appears to be a travel guide. OldPine 20:39, 15 July 2007 (EDT)

www.santorini.gr[edit]

  • Municipality of Santorini Official Web Site [1]

I just removed the above from Santorini#Sleep - seems to be a commercial site belonging to Microsan Web Services.

This belongs not any more to Microsan - It belongs to The Municipality of Thira. So I added this to the external links.

Panorama Hotel[edit]

User:PhilippInfo, I already moved info on Panorama Hotel to Fira which it's definitely a better place (and I'm sure it's mandated somewhere in Wikitravel guidelines). Let's keep town-specific places in Sleep of respective town, not on a region level. What do you think? --DenisYurkin 00:24, 13 December 2006 (EST)

Okie dokie. Thanks! --PhilippInfo 09:04, 14 December 2006 (EST)
Then I delete Panorama Hotel in Santorini#Sleep as it's already in Fira. --DenisYurkin 09:41, 14 December 2006 (EST)

Reverted changes by 85.74.90.236[edit]

  1. I removed links to santorini-island.org from the article, but added it to the list of external links on the talk page that can be useful for research.
  2. I removed "Iama wine Store or Cava Ursula" from "Buy" section as it looks like advertisement and no reasons for highlighting it against other wine stores/wineries is given.

--DenisYurkin 17:27, 14 December 2006 (EST)

Cities[edit]

First of all I'd like to stress out that Santorini island has actually no cities. All these mentioned in that category are villages! In case you agree we i recommend we change the title. Secondly, Thirasia is not a city/village. It is the island oposite of Santorini, which only village is also called Thirasia. Any ideas on where this should be added would be really useful. Thank you! Unique 05:58, 8 January 2007 (EST)

I made first step renaming cities to villages; please plunge forward and edit what you feel still appropriate. --DenisYurkin 06:16, 8 January 2007 (EST)

Sleep[edit][add listing]

I've checked out Fanari Villas website and it does not seem to be open during winter time. If you think that it would be useful, i may search later for Santorini Hotels that remain open during winter. Unique 03:38, 9 January 2007 (EST)

Unique , you are right, right now they look like closed after 31/10. However, back in 2001 they definitely worked in early November. I have just removed it from exceptions.
Yes, I believe having winter-open hotels on this page can help someone. --DenisYurkin 03:54, 9 January 2007 (EST)
I plan on going to Santorini for my honeymoon, which is in December and I am having problems finding a hotel that is open. I think it would be incredibly beneficial. Thanks!:

what sutsukaki is[edit]

I wonder why definition for sutsukaki was changed from

slices of tomatoes fried in batter

to

slices of fried meat balls?

It is definitely non-meat dish, and has nothing to do with meat balls. For now I restored the original definition, but I am open for discussion. --DenisYurkin 18:07, 10 July 2007 (EDT)

I know this is old, but I saw it and thought I'd reply. I think the above exchange confuses two common Greek dishes: 1) tsatsiki, a cucumber-yougurt sauce, and 2) soutzoukakia (spelled also in a variety of other ways,) which are "meatballs" (actually they're usually shaped like lozenges) floured, fried briefly, and then put into a rich tomato sauce. Sailsetter 19:59, 14 March 2008 (EDT)
Well, my case is that I believe that the battered slices of tomatoes I tried were really called sutsukaki--but I may be wrong. However, I couldn't find any name for a Greek dish dealing with battered tomatoes--nor even any fact that such Greek dish exists. However, I leave it as it is, in a hope that some day we'll see an expert here at Wikitravel. --DenisYurkin 15:17, 21 March 2008 (EDT)

GetIn: preference to air[edit]

Sailsetter, would you comment the removal of this piece?

> The fastest and most comfortable way is by air.

--DenisYurkin 17:18, 29 March 2008 (EDT)

I was revising that section to add information about the airport and transfers, and I decided to leave that sentence out for specific and general reasons. Specifically, it's a subjective judgement and not always true. I've travelled to Santorini a number of times over many years by air and by boat from various other places, and I don't think that travelling there by air is clearly more comfortable than by boat. (In fact, it's not even necessarily faster, depending on where you're coming from.) More generally, I don't think Wikitravel should encourage one reasonable alternative over another. It's fine to point out the various advantages and disadvantages of one means of travel to a destination as opposed to another, but the quoted sentence amounts to saying, "Going by air is better than going by boat." It's not; it's one preference which may be right for one person but not for another. Sailsetter 18:10, 29 March 2008 (EDT)

What about phrasing like the following?
Getting in from Athens by air is faster and not prone to sea sickness, although in season air tickets sell out well before most of the ferries.
--DenisYurkin 13:55, 30 March 2008 (EDT)
I wouldn't object to that. My concern is that Wikitravel shouldn't use wording that might make some travelers feel that their choices are being criticized, like boat vs. plane. Sailsetter 14:24, 30 March 2008 (EDT)
Implemented in the article. --DenisYurkin 16:56, 30 March 2008 (EDT)