Santorini is one of my favorite islands in the World. What a beautiful island! It s a volcanic island, therefore the mountains take all sorts of shapes and colours. White-blue little buildings and churches populate the sides of the mountains making Santorini so picturesque. We rented a car to get around the island, but the reality is that you really do not need a car to get around. You can do very well with taxis or buses. Santorini Greece
Oia in Santorini Greece
On the first night we went to Oia in the northern tip of the island to see the sunset from there.
You could see the entire island below you from there as the sun was going down. It was stunning. The architecture was beautiful. We walked along the coast to the end of the island to the highest point to see the view from up there. We checked out all the cool stores along the way as well as some of the traditional Greek Orthodox temples.
The view was amazing from up there.
Dinner at Koukoumavlos
Once the sun set, we rushed back to Fira where our hotel was, because we had a reservation in the best restaurant in town called Koukoumavlos. The food was very unique in the restaurant. This place prides itself of having the best view of Santorini of all the restaurants in town. It certainly had a beautiful view as well as beautiful food.
The Beaches of Santorini
Next morning we drove around the island. We stopped in Pyrgos visited some churches on the top of the mountain. Everything was white and blue. The scenery was beautiful. The mountains were colourful. We spent the afternoon on Perivolos beach.
After having some beautiful food in a restaurant, we laid on the beach for hours. The sand was black and the water was crystal clear blue. I loved the beaches so much! Later on we drove to the red beach.
We parked the car and hiked over a mountain and behind the mountain was the red beach with beautiful red sand. Because of the volcano, the colors of the beaches were red and black and white on the island. It was very special. I have never seen anything of this sort before. We also dropped by the White Beach on the way home. At night, we went to Mama’s House in the centre of Fira. This place made the best home cooked Greek food I had during my trip to Greece. This is a cheap place but the food is so great! I had an eggplant dish with lamb. It was so tasty. It was covered with melted cheese on the top after that we had the chocolate lava cake. We took a walk after dinner around the town to explore some more of this beautiful city. Next morning we took off for Mykonos. I was wishing I could have stayed longer on this beautiful island. It was the highlight of the trip.
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