Donkeys and their riders getting near the top of the 588 steps which ascend the 300 m (984 ft) cliffs from the dock to the town of Firá, the capitol of Santorini, Greece.

“Firá”, is actually a different pronunciation of “Thíra”, the ancient name of the island itself.

Santorini is a collection of small Islands which are the southern most islands of the Cycladic Group in the Aegean Sea.

Three bracketed RAWs Tonemapped in Photomatix Pro.

Camera: Sony NEX-7
Lens: Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III VC
Handheld

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Featured in : Greece and all things Hellenic : 25 Oct 12
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  • John44
    John44about 2 years ago

    Oh yeah Tom.. i did it ones that way ..in the Donkeys own speed and steering with my knees.. making great shots since the animal stopped to rest in each bend of the footpath (^_^)

  • Wow, you must have got some great shots from there, glad you like the shot John …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...about 2 years ago

    So beautiful dear Tom.x

  • Thank you dear Catherine …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Karl Williams
    Karl Williamsabout 2 years ago

    Nice one, Tom. Sure it’s not Arthur’s Seat?

  • Hehe, could be mate …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Colin Metcalf
    Colin Metcalfabout 2 years ago

    Hmmmm not sure which would be worse sore knees with walking or a sore bum. Great shot though Tom.

  • Hehe, best to take the cable car, by far the easiest way up (or down) …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Karen Martin
    Karen Martinabout 2 years ago

    Good shot Tom

  • Thank you so much Karen …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellabout 2 years ago

    Better than having to walk but you have to feel for the donkeys’ x

  • I agree, I would never go on the poor donkeys. It is terrible to see extremely large tourists straddled over the poor animals …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Josie Jackson
    Josie Jacksonabout 2 years ago

    Poor donkeys, do they have to climb all those 588 steps, they must have muscles upon muscles. lovely image :o)x

  • Thank you Josie, indeed, they must be very strong …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Robin Brown
    Robin Brownabout 2 years ago

    Poor wee Donkey’s!
    I hope you told them where to find the photo’s Tom!
    Crackin capture ;O)

  • Cheers my friend …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Lilian Marshall
    Lilian Marshallabout 2 years ago

    A great shot but oh the poor donkeys.

  • Thank you Lilian, I agree, I would never ride one …

    – Tom Gomez

  • WildestArt
    WildestArtabout 2 years ago

  • Thank you so much, I am honoured …

    – Tom Gomez

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