SANTORINI – DAY ONE


Now, I know I am rubbish seeing as this holiday was a while ago but I started my write up and thought I couldn’t leave out the stunning island of Santorini.

I will admit the this isn’t the very first day we arrived as I was horrendously ill. This was when I could finally drag my sorry ass out of bed and explore our stunning surroundings. I couldn’t get over how small the island was itself is but don’t be fooled you can’t be walking to either end and although we could have got the bus, we like to go at our own pace and find places off the beaten track so we hired a quad bike (it was only £30 for two days). Our location of Imerovigli meant we were pretty much central and for our first day we explored south of out hotel.

Our first stop took us to what we were told was the highest point of Santorini and it didn’t half feel like it. With 306 degree views of the landscapes and beaches below it truly was stunning if not a little windy. My top tip if you’re planning on heading up there is to drive up do not – I repeat – do not attempt to walk as that zig zag path up is brutal!

 

Perissa beach was probably my favourite beach of the whole greek island experience. The super soft black sands were stunning and we found this fabulous beach bar called weird fish  where we relaxed on squishy mattress sunbeds and sipped ice tea under the palm umbrellas.

After our sunbathing session we headed round to the red beach which quite frankly was not worth it, so I won’t even let you waste your time on it but basically it was pants!

Moving on swiftly, we headed back towards Imoverigli however we were a little hungry so thought we would stop off for a bite to eat. Initially I found a place on trip advisor which looked absolutely rubbish when we got there so we headed back into the winding alleyways and came across the cutest courtyard which looked over the village church. We stopped off at the taverna opposite the church and had a lovely bite to eat.

Finally we made it back just in time to watch the sun set over the volcanic island of Therasia, which was undeniably stunning.

 

 

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