I can’t wait to talk about our Europe trip this year! It was a mixed bag of experiences and firsts! First trip with little Iy, first trip with the in-laws and first long holiday in 2 years! Phew!
Our trip was 4 weeks long and had 3 legs- Greece, Prague & Vienna and Switzerland. Let me start with the first dreamy location- Santorini. I can’t begin to describe how beautiful the island is (and how romantic!). We could have spent several hours holding hands, looking at the sun go down in Oia.
Where to Stay: Try and stay in the town centres of any of these villages (in the order of preference) Oia, Fira, Firastefani, Imerovegli. All of these have beautiful views. Of course you would want to be in Oia before sunset every single day!
If you are not driving and would depend on the local transport, make sure your hotel/apartment falls on the bus route from Oia-Fira-Oia. This will ensure your waiting time is minimized and you can make the most of your stay in Santorini.
What to See: Sunset at Oia (without doubt the most beautiful sunset I’ve ever seen!)
Fira- walk around the small city centre, the cobbled streets and don’t miss the caldera view.
Villages of Firastefani and Imerovegli for the views.
The best is to hitch-hike from Oia-Fira-Oia and make several stops on the way to check out the gorgeous views and the blue doors & white houses. The other option is to rent an ATV or a car and drive the distance.
If you are staying there for several days, I would also suggest taking an evening cruise to the volcano and the island of Therasia so you can view the sunset at Oia from the sea. It’s simply gorgeous!
Nightlife in Fira.
Beaches in Santorini are avoidable especially if you are visiting one of the other islands as well – (Mykonos, Crete, Rhodes etc).
What to eat:
There are plenty of options for everyone from vegetarian to meat to seafood. Do try the local ice creams and pizzas in Fira and watch the sunset from one of the cafes in Oia while sipping on some local wines.
Originally published on Closet Buddies.