Santorini offers you the rare chance to travel around the whole island with a donkey.
While to some, the idea may seem absurd, to most it is one of the most beautiful
experiences in Santorini. The best place to catch these donkeys is at the old port at
Fira, the capital of Santorini. Up until 1979, this was the only mode of transport to
climb up or down the 600 steps of the harbour to get to Fira. Since then cable cars
have been installed but the donkey owners have not lost out much since some
percentage of the earnings that come from cable cars are given to them. And besides,
a lot of people, especially tourists enjoy taking the donkey ride over cable cars.