At the end of the summer, I've always thought it was a good idea to get away just to top up that sun kissed glow before winter truly sets in. In 2016, i decided to go to Santorini for the first time. Having seen so many beautiful photos of the place since a young age i was very excited, and the island defiantly didn't disappoint.
Santorini is a tiny island not far off the greek mainland, known for its idilic architecture in the capital, Thira. We stayed in a hotel in a town called Perissa, located on the southern end of the island. Known for it's black sand beaches, considering i take sand from beautiful and interesting beaches, this was the ideal place for me to stay. The island is relatively small island and easy to drive around, we hired a car to make it far more convenient for us to explore. This was relatively cheap and would defiantly recommend doing it, Perissa was considerable cheaper than Thira to stay in.
The island has plenty of activities to offer, including boat trips and tours of the sites of previous volcanic eruptions. The costal roads make travelling from town to town enjoyable, making the time pass quickly in-between stops. A must-do is watching the sunset up in Thira, this is a very popular thing to do as it is so beautiful, and you need to make sure you get a good position in advance, but there are plenty of restaurants along the hilltop to choose from with amazing vantage points.
Santorini is defiantly somewhere i was glad to check off my bucket list and would defiantly not hesitate to head back. This island is beautiful and perfect for a quick, romanic break, I also have friends that have done euro-trips and Santorini has been the highlight of their trip. Despite the price tag attached, i would defiantly stay in Thira next time, even if it was just for a night and to experience the luxury and imagery that you associate only with Santorini.
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