We took a ferry (5 hours) from Pieras (Athens) to Santorini. Upon reaching there you would be greeted by so many people trying to "help" you to get to your hotel or hostels unless they sent a transportation for you. I would recommend to go for this American guy who happened to tear his ticket back to US and settled down in Santorini since 6years. You'll easily catch him because he's the only one with accent. Such a sweet and helping guy. We stayed at Perrissa beach which is the black sand beach. Which meant going to beach all the time! I mean when everyone's asleep, taking one of my friend and sitting by the beach listening to those waves, talking about everything under the stars while drinking some red wine.
We had limited time with us and we couldn't cover up all the things there because it was a last minute trip. Whatever it was, we had a great time at Santorini, everything is worth it. It's NOT over hyped.
This trip to Santorini will always be close to my heart. Maybe because it was the first time of many things which happened there or maybe it was the company I was with. I am a person who enjoys traveling solo, but those people made me feel traveling with others ain't that bad. We talked about so much stuff, shared things which we only talked within ourselves, understood how different people are, my friends stood there when I puked in front of a children's park from last night's hungover, we shared our love for those sandwich ice cream, realized how we all are similar even if there's an ethnicity dividing us. We're humans after all. Oh and the fun part was when our cab driver asked where were we from, my friend answered, "all around the world". I'm glad I made such amazing friends on my semester exchange who I could spend my special moments with.
I wish everyone gets to go to Santorini someday. Everyone deserves that happiness, and that feeling when you see the sunset in Oia. That is everything.
I want you to enjoy Santorini through my lens, see what is it that I'm talking about.