My travel tips in short for Santorini:
🌙Oia is where the magic happens, stay there
🌙Stay at an airbnb. Ours was amazing for the price-https://www.airbnb.co.nz/rooms/6116427
🌙Fly to Santorini from Athens if it’s in your budget instead of taking the ferry
🌙There isn’t a lot to do here, it’s purely for relaxing & shopping. I would recommend a stay of 3-4 days max and then traveling to different islands
🌙Stay somewhere that has a pool if you have the money, because there’s no beach life and it would be nice to have one to escape the heat easily
🌙Don’t go if you are unfit or unable to walk stairs because there’s a fuckload of them and you cant escape them!
🌙Make sure you have a decent camera, you will be using it every minute
If you’re worried it won’t live up to the hype because it’s quite talked up- IT EXCEEDS EVERYTHING! So GO!
Read on if you want to hear about my experiences more in depth and see all of my snaps!
The sunsets in Oia are the best in the world. Everyone squeezes into every crack on the edge of Oia hours before sunset even starts and because of the many tourists that pile into one place to watch it you have to secure a place early. Matt and I climbed onto a rock type formation and we think we had one of the best views with no one in front of us (the 1st photo was in front of our airbnb for one sunset where no one was). Even though the sunsets are packed with people, its WELL worth seeing 🔮💕
THE STAIRS! They exhausted me every day. My legs shook when we descended down to the ocean/port, which takes 250 steps. Even Matt’s legs shook on the way down and he’s a football player so that is saying something…😱 I almost died but it’s so worth it once you get to the bottom, the water is so stunning. Note the donkeys walking down!
There are some amazing stores hidden away throughout Oia, such as this bookstore. I only took two photos which I regret because it was so cute. I love this line, ‘books are no more threatened by kindle than stairs by elevators.‘
My favourite thing to do in Santorini was to walk the streets and soak up all of the beauty…
Overall, there isn’t much to do in Santorini but it was one of the best holidays I’ve been on just because of how beautiful Greece is! It has so much culture and history, so next time I would definitely spend time in Athens to soak up that aspect of the country. I can’t wait to go again, it should be on everyone’s bucket list!! 🐰🍄🐚🌟