You know the feeling when your dream destination turns out to be way more incredible than you had imagined? For me, it is Santorini. I had been there a few years ago and remembered waking up to a picture perfect postcard. This time, I was really happy to had the chance to share it with the man and our friends who were visiting from Sydney.
This was our view, EVERY SINGLE DAY of our four day trip. Amazing! The only downside to this was that our accomodation was located on the way below of this major photo point, thus we had to barge past hoards of tourists each time to get to our Airbnb. I strongly suggest going at the end of August/early September as the crowds would have thinned out by then.
We stayed at the lovely Annouso villa in Oia. I had previously stayed in Fira and partied pretty much every night. This time I had chosen Oia because it was quieter and more relaxed (a sign of getting older uh oh). The accommodation was fantastic and spacious, with unbelievable views of the sea, perfect for outdoor drinkies!
We were never short on things to do. The fun bits was exploring the island in our rental car. We rented one at the airport by a chain-smoking Greek called Andreas. He gave us the best price (and later best advice on where to eat) so be sure to look out for him if you want to hire a car!
Períssa Beach (black sand)
Akrotiri (red sand)
It is full of restaurants overlooking the water. We walked past great smelling chargrilled seafood however we did not eat there. We walked to the end to reach the swimming area at Agios Nikolaos, where a beautiful little chapel sits alone on a small island.
After a day of swimming, there was no way we were going to take the 200+ steps back up to Oia from Amoudi Bay so we took the donkey cab instead! It was very fun 🙂
Postcard worthy scenes everywhere
The food was pretty good too
Clockwise from top right:
Moussaka and fava bean dip, cheese covered with toasted sesame seeds and cherry sauce, leg of lamb, lamb gyros (hands down favourite! To be found near the bus stop in Oia), grilled calamari and grilled fish.
Sunset at Oia
Cheers to summer! 😀