This island we did not have a reservation, so we were a little stressed for our party of 9. But we wandered into what seemed to be the main path and happened upon Archontoula. We sent the Dads in and were quickly not only ushered in, but placed at a long table next to the other large group from the boat. The staff was amazingly friendly and everyone found something to eat, including their recommended house specialty kritamo balls. Delish! But the best part of all they play a traditional Greek song at the top of each hour and it happened to be the same one the cruise crew had taught us to dance to the night before. So when the song came on we all locked arms started swaying and clapping and the atmosphere kicked up about 10 levels. The owner, we assume, who had appeared serious behind a large bar all evening busted out a large smile and started clapping. It was the best advertisement they could have received that evening. People were peering in every window phones aloft video'ing our crazy two tables of over 20 people. And when we left the line for a table stretched deep into the Chora. Definitely one of the trip highlights and the waiters even climbed into the rafters to photograph our tables.
More shopping and photos of cats and doors then exhaustion set in and we would call our taxi and return to the port for our ride back to the boat on our Zodiacs. By the way the crew took very good care of us. At each island stop one crew member stayed on land and took up residence at a local cafe to ensure we got on and off and on our way with all the info we needed. Time to rest because the next evening after a leisurely morning would bring the insanity that is Santorini.