Over two decades later, I'm actually here!
(This particular panoramic was fun because the plane was coming in on approach, and by that time we were close enough to the coast that the plane's own forward motion created the panoramic shot itself - I just had to hold the camera steady while we flew by. FYI, found out the hard way the panoramic feature in the Samsung's native phone app doesn't use accelerometers to detect which direction the panoramic should build in - it detects edges in the image, so if all you have is wide blue ocean against wide blue sky, it'll never get started.)
(Renting was a bewildering combination of ease and unease - the Villas manager referred me to a "friend" who owns a car rental agency. The friend points out the car I can take and we go through the motions of filling out a one-page form for it. He notes that the gas tank is almost empty, there's a station I can fill up at a few klicks down the road - with the presumption that it would make it that far - and says I can bring it back just as empty. He gives me his cell phone number and says to just give him a call when I was ready to bring the car back so that he could meet me to take the keys. I suppose, though, that when you're on an island that only takes 1-2 hours to drive across, that there's really not a whole lotta places for you to take the car off to.)
Aaaaaaaaa Oia, Santorini! *flails* A picture of the very first blue dome I saw - it literally just popped into view right in front of me - and then all of the town itself. I almost drove right past the town - if it wasn't for the fact that I had unwittingly turned through a dead end parking lot I would've completely missed it. Instead I accidentally grabbed the ideal parking spot and now also parked my butt on the best spot on the island for the sunset.
I actually ended up not exploring the town at all except for the short segment that I had to walk from the parking lot to my sightseeing spot. I had read about how you had to claim a space there early in the day, but had totally forgotten about it and simply chanced across it when looking for good photography spots (much like Oia itself). But it was already obvious from the steady stream of people that it would be full quite soon, so rather than give it up, I simply stayed well into the evening, after the last of the photographic opportunities had been exhausted.