Photo Dump – Santorini, Greece. A tourist hot spot with good reason.

Photo Dump – Santorini, Greece. A tourist hot spot with good reason.

Ahhh Santorini. Sometimes I have to remember that popular places are popular for a reason. Though I much prefer to see quieter, and maybe slightly less traveled destinations, mixing in the “must sees” creates a well rounded itinerary. Santorini was the only island that we made sure to stop at. We stayed a few nights in the village Emporio. It was much more affordable and since we rented a car we were able to scout out different areas of the volcano. Yup thats right, Santorini is actually the rim of a volcano. Oia, sits right on the inside edge and you can take boat rides to see the center.

We rented a car to help us get around on this island.
We rented a car to help us get around on this island.

 

 

Black Sand Beach, Santorini Greece.
Black Sand Beach, Santorini Greece.
Handsome man in sun
My love.

 

windmill houses, santorini greece
Windmill houses

 

snacks from the good heart santorini greece
Pit stop for a small sampling snack of some traditional greek snacks at The Good Heart.
This night we had dinner with a stunning view followed by a movie in the outdoor movie theater.
This night we had dinner with a stunning view followed by a movie in the outdoor movie theater.

 

Metaxi Mas restaurant santorini greece
Metaxi Mas restaurant

 

After spending a few nights outside of the main sites, we splurged and stayed a night overlooking the Caldera (volcano crater) at the Delfini Villas. We were hoping for sunset views but the angle of the sunset this time of year meant we should have stayed around the bend and a little more north. The sky still lit up beautifully.

 

couple kissing, sunset, santorini greece
We may have climbed on someone’s roof for this photo…

 

crisp morning light, santorini greece

 

 

Inside Santorini's Caldera, volcano center.
Inside Santorini’s Caldera, volcano center.

 

oia from the ocean view

 

santorini-10

 

 

Gorgeous!

Santorini is just as stunning as you could imagine but I do recommend renting a car and seeing other stunning areas this island has to offer along with Oia.  Milos was our final stop in Greece and will conclude my greek photo dumps. You can subscribe to my page to get an email for when it is posted.

 

 

 

 

3 Comments
  • We have been to Santorini and we booked a catamaran to explore places around Oia. No doubt Santorini and each of the Greek islands are gorgeous and great for some laid back vacation.

  • These photos are magnificent! This is exactly what i remember of Santorini, although I went there as a young teenager. I would love to go back with my <3 who is from Cyprus!

  • neha says:

    I don’t know how many times I have come across stunning pics of the white washed Greece that it is. And I am not sure if anytime I have been able to scroll down without waiting. Your post makes me want to go here right away

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