Santorini, Greece

Santorini, Greece

Santorini, Greece: Day 1

We took a ferry to Santorini, one of the Cyclades islands in the Aegean Sea. Being summer, and a very touristic time for the island, it was flooded with people, but still nonetheless, beautiful!!! The views at our hotel were breathtaking.. I made sure to post some pictures of the pool, which was the same space we woke up and did our morning yoga sessions!!!

Quaint villages, wine, and a breathtaking sunset—it doesn’t get more Greek than this (unless you add in some feta cheese and olive oil, which I of course did!!). A local guide took us from village to village, to explore, shop, and take in stunning views of the beachscapes and caldera. We made a stop at the highest point in Santorini, Profitis Elias, which happened to be quiet windy, and then moved on to the wine tasting. We sampled a variety of local wines at a cliffside winery and paired them with different cheeses before hopping back on the bus to Oia. When you picture Santorini, chances are you’re picturing the views from the village of Oia. It’s a must-see for every visitor, and we were lucky enough to get a direct ride there to take in the best sunset in Greece – I added some pictures!!

Some Santorini history: The island was devastated by a volcanic eruption in the 16th century BC, forever shaping its rugged landscape. The whitewashed, cubiform houses can be seen in Fira and Oia, the two most famous towns, which cling to the sides of the cliffs and overlook the sea.