There are few people, places, or things on God’s green earth that words are inadequate to fully describe. Santorini, my friends, is one of them. Holy moly. Honestly you just walk around this place with your jaw dropped. The white washed villages perched on the cliffs is enough to make your heart stop. As I said before Santorini puts on quite the romantic charm.
After getting off the ferry lunch was a first priority. Let’s all give this man a round of applause for number of gyros he has consumed. Alarming or impressive? Hard to say. I’ve learned few things can come between a man and his gyro.
Our transportation method of choice? ATVs. It was the absolute best way to get around the island and not to mention the most fun. We really came to love that little ATV of ours. It took us all around Fira (the capital), Finikia (our little town), and Oia (main town near us).
The sunsets here are out of this world. The first day we got there we lost track of time and realized we only had a few minutes before the sun would disappear. We literally raced out of our cave home (yes, I said cave home), to our ATV and chased the sunset as fast as we could. It was so worth it.
The sun does this magical thing along all the white buildings and caves and turns it all a shade of pink and orange and melts your heart a bit.
The next morning we woke up and headed to a few different beaches along the coast.
After reading and taking a snooze or two on the beach we drove through Oia to Ammoudi Bay to check it out. I repeat the views of this place are beyond words. Also, note taken: paint everything white and it turns into a dreamland.
At the bottom of the cliff to Ammoudi Bay we found these little friends. (Also, one night a few more like these were outside our door which makes it quite difficult to enter your home. A bunch of the neighborhood kids were giggling at Ben and I trying to navigate around these bad boys.)
Ammoudi Bay showed off its beauty and Ben easily found some things he could jump off of. (Naturally.)
After playing around in the water we headed back up to Oia to scout out the perfect spot for dinner and the sunset. Things required: good food, rooftop dining, and panorama view of Santorini. Check, check, and check. Reservation for two, please.
I wish more than anything that what our eyes saw would match these pictures. Wandering the town at night was such a treat.
Here’s a little picture from back in our quite little town. I love the white and pink buildings agains the blue doors and colorful flowers.
On our last day (or so we thought) we started to get ready to head to the ferry when we realized we actually were staying one more night in Santorini. We weren’t complaining one bit. We spent the day relaxing. The morning we headed to Fira, the capital, for lunch. Again, man and his gyro.
We spent the afternoon back at our cave and may or may not have taken a nap. Then, back into Oia for dinner, watch the sunset, and wander the town.
Santorini stole our hearts. It’s beauty is truly breathtaking. So thankful to spend a few days here with my best friend.