Travel: Santorini, the Greek Islands

Time to jump on a plane again and this time to somewhere we’ve never been before, the tiny Greek island of Santorini. 

 
Heard lots of great things about this place and it was definitely worth the 6am flight. 

We stayed at a new place called West East Suites in Imerovgli which was 5 minutes from the main town of Thera and overlooked the Caldera (split of land caused by the volcano). The suite we had was amazing…  

And the views were pretty amazing too…

  
We explored the island by quad bike, which you can do in a day or two if the weather’s nice. 

  
First stop the blue domed and white buildings pretty village of Oia in the north of the island. 

  
This is the postcard picture village of Santorini and it is beautiful, definitely worth stopping to watch the sunset and to eat in one of the many taverns.

Back on our quad and we had to stop along the way to take in this amazing view. No matter where you are on the island you are guaranteed views like this one…

  

We then drove down around the island and stopped at the black sand beach of Kamari. The black sand is created from it’s volcanic origins and it’s one of the famous beaches here..

 
Back on the ATV and we drove to the ancient village of Akrotiri, where we stopped for a coffee and some food and met our tiny friend Grey who stayed with us the whole time we we there..

 
Back to the hotel to catch up on some sleep and then up again to this amazing breakfast…

  
We decided to go and explore by foot and our 20 minute walk ended up being a 2 hour hike.

  
The best way to see some of the amazing views views of the island is definitely by foot along the coast. Our hike ended being one of the best parts of our trip, where we got to see sites like this…

   
    
    
    
     
After walking around for a couple of hours we stopped again for some food and drinks and came across one of the famous Irish bars on the island, Murphy’s. Pop in for a drink.   

 Make sure you try all the Greek food you can from gyros to slovaki, fava, seafood, olives and cheeses. It’s all fresh, especially the fish and calamari and tastes great.    

As our trip winds down to an end we spent one last evening in the pretty village of Oia, where we bought some art from a local artist and ate crepes overlooking the  sunset. 

  

If you’re looking for a romantic getaway or just a beautiful place to visit, Santorini is definitely it and we will be coming back again. 

 
 

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