Happy Thursday! Today I would like to share some photos of one of my all time favorite destinations...Santorini, Greece! My hubby and I recently celebrated our one year wedding anniversary there, and we were completely blown away by the beauty of the whole entire island. Here are some images below!
Getting a little snooze in the sunlight without a care in the world.
We stayed at the
, a charming boutique hotel in the northern tip of the island called Oia. It was apparently built in 1864 as the lodging place of a sea captain (hence the name), with a mixture of Santorini's white architecture and touches of Renaissance.
Our suite had its own private entrance, and was perfectly perched on top of the caldera with breathtakingly beautiful views of the sea and volcanos from every window.
Our complimentary breakfast was served to us everyday on our private terrace by Romi, the most delightful and helpful staff! She made us feel at home and we felt extremely well taken care of. Can you believe she cooked all this herself?
Oia is such a picturesque village with the perfect backdrop, its no wonder we saw multiple weddings and engagement shoots everyday.
Quaint shops filled with handcrafted and vintage items line every alley-way and corner you turn.
Stepping down 300 steps from Oia's calderas, lands you in a tiny fishing port called Amoudi Bay. There are about a handful of restaurants lining the coast. An awesome spot to watch the sunset while dining on fresh seafood.
But our mission at Amoudi wasnt to eat. We headed south on a 10 min hike to a small swimming area on the rocks, where you can dive off a 20 foot cliff! The water looked mighty far from way up there, but once I got the courage to jump, it was one of the most thrilling experiences ever!
Hubby taking the first plunge!
At the recommendation of some locals, we decided to dine at
(spelled with a P), which was a little hard to find due to being hidden from the main touristy path. I could say it was the best meal I have had
during our time there. We ordered the Spetzofai (greek sausages cooked in tomato sauce and peppers), traditional greek meatballs, and fried calamari. We were too busy consuming the deliciousness that we completely forgot to take food pictures. :/
After an early dinner, we headed off to the castle ruins on the west side of Oia to watch the sunset. Although it was magnificent, there were too many people there to fully enjoy the experience.
Romi, the wonderful lady at our hotel recommended a local hangout cafe with a pool, not far from the ruins. Once we got there, we saw beach chairs lined up facing west, with an unobstructive view of the horizon. Definitely the winning spot to watch the sunset, especially with ambient music playing in the background and a cocktail in our hands.
Overall it was a magical and memorable trip, and I would highly recommend it for a honeymoon, anniversary, or a romantic getaway. Till next time Santorini!