Our ship, Jewel of the Seas, anchored off the coast of Santorini, a southern island of Greece. A smaller boat took about 15 minutes to ride to the shore where we were able to take a cable car to the top or take another boat to another part of the island, the village of Oia. There are steps ~ 587 of them to the top of Thira ~ they are made of cobblestone, smooth and slippery. Alan and I choose the boat which, dropped us at the bottom of a very high 'cliff' and, after a very steep climb, we met a bus to take us into the tiny town of Oia. From there we went to Thira, a larger village about a half hour away. All beautiful.