Mr. M and I have been to the island of Santorini, Greece twice. How we love it there! For such a small island, there is so much to see there! Even getting to the town of Fira, Santorini is an adventure! When approaching Santorini by boat one docks at the base of a mountain. The town of Fira is perched at the top of the mountain. There are basically two ways to go up the mountain. First there is the funicular which is like a slanted, vertical glass elevator. Its has fantastic views and is pretty slow.