We’ve fallen a bit behind on our blogging, so I’m going to keep this entry short---and let the photos do most of the talking. Santorini was easily our favorite island in Greece. The size of the island is much smaller and manageable than Rhodes and certainly Crete (which is huge), and the island’s natural scenery and whitewashed, cliff-side villages are stunning.
Our hotel was built on a steep cliff overlooking the Caldera, which is the water-filled volcanic center formed by one of the largest volcanic eruptions in history. The nearby picturesque villages of Fira and Oia are similarly built on cliffs, with narrow pedestrians streets and whitewashed buildings perched above the deep blue waters of the Caldera. Very unique. Very cool.
We spent three full days on Santorini, spending our time exploring the island on ATVs, taking a sunset sailboat cruise through the Calderra, hitting wineries, and hanging out by our hotel’s pool and enjoying the incredible views. Three days is enough time to adequately see and enjoy the island, but we could have easily spent several more days there…
You can see all of our Santorini pics by clicking here. From Santorini, we spent just over 24 hours in Athens, which was enough time to spend an evening in The Placa and tour the Acropolis and Parthenon. Our next and final stop: Paris.