After two and a half weeks in Europe and numerous destinations, I would have to say that Santorini was my favorite of the trip! With the stunning whites, gorgeous sunsets, and fresh seafood, I could not have asked for a better two days here. Santorini has three major points- Oia which is far up north, Fira which is in the middle, and we stayed in the south side- Megalochori which was near the port.
On the first day after settling into our hotel with my gorgeous Calpak marble luggage, we grabbed a quick bite and rented an ATV for the day to ride around the island! Taxis are on the rare side here, so renting a car, bike, or ATV is a better option here. We headed up north to Oia, and made our way down to Fira after!
Oia is where you can find the prettiest views of the buildings and the water. We strolled around looking at the various shops filled with goodies, and ended up getting lost a couple times as there were a ton of pathways going everywhere!
After exploring the streets, we headed south to Fira to catch the sunset down by the ocean. We ended up riding donkeys down to the beach, and grabbed dinner at the edge of the cliffs- the view was spectacular. We ordered a whole fresh fish as well as mussels and clams- SO good!
The next day, we ventured to Perissa Beach where black sand is everywhere! As we were walking down the beach, there were a ton of umbrellas and tables from the restaurants, so we sat at one of them to relax and order some drinks and food.
Around 2 pm, we went back to the hotel to get picked up for Santorini Sailing! I highly recommend going on this as it is an all inclusive yacht day with food, drinks and a gorgeous sunset. We visited the red beach, the white beach, the Aegean Sea with the hot springs, and swam in the ocean at each spot! Dinner was home made by our chef Maria with super fresh mussels and shrimp, and we also had grilled chicken and pork! The meal was amazing after a long day in the ocean.
After dinner, we sailed back to Santorini while watching the stunning sunset. Everything was so magical- it felt like I was on the most epic romantic date!