Santorini Part 1: Oia

Friday, 11 September 2015


Santorini is by far the most beautiful island I've visited. In fact whilst walking around Oia, I kept repeating: 'I can't believe this place exists!' The white washed houses built into the cliffs, made brighter by the blazing sunshine are striking against the deep blue sky and sea just below. (Fortuitously I even packed to coordinate! See here, here and here.) And the odd splashes of colour - the bright blue church roofs, and buildings painted coral, pale yellow and pink are an added bonus. 

Santorini tips: 
- We stayed in Rimida Villas - traditional houses, right on the edge over-looking the Caldera with breakfast served on our doorstep each morning 
- Get a good coffee or fresh juice at Passagio
- Dine at Dimitri's in Amoudi Bay (a 10 minute walk down steps to the water) and Skala in Oia (a tavern with a great view) 
- Eat ice-cream at Lolita's (try the blueberry - I had two helpings!)
- If you can get accommodation facing the caldera, buy a bottle of wine, some nibbles and watch the sunsets from your terrace to avoid battling with selfie sticks and crowds in the town! 


12 comments :

  1. I'm convinced that Santorini gets more golden hour than the rest of the world - with the possible exception of Paris!

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    1. Oh I'm sure it does! The sunsets were amazing!

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  2. stunning! I love Santorini, there is definitely a little magic floating through that island

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    1. Thanks so much Kristina! And totally agree :) xx

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  3. one of the prettiest Islands on this planet!!

    love Santorini!!

    best,
    Vicky

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    1. Thanks for your comment Vicky, I totally agree ;) xx

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    1. Thanks Feyi! Glad you like the images :)

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  5. I'm dying to visit Santorini! I'm already planning a trip to Santorini, Mykonos and Athens for next summer so your tips are really useful. Thanks, Marissa :)

    http://memoriesofthepacific.blogspot.com.es/

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    1. Thanks for your comment Cristina, and glad they help! I already want to go back! Good luck planning your trip :) xx

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  6. Marissa, these photos are just stunning. I'm so glad you were able to enjoy so much time in Greece! Looking forward to seeing more of its beauty.

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    1. Thanks so much Danielle! Will post more in the coming weeks :) xx

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