The Colorful Beaches of Santorini, Greece

September 6, 2014

Sunset in Santorini

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

View of Santorini Greece

View of 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.

Sunset in Santorini

Sunset in Santorini

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.

Church in Santorini

Church in Santorini

Goddess in Santorini

Goddess in Santorini

View of Santorini

View of Santorini

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.

View of Santorini

View of Santorini

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.

Black Beach - Santorini Greece

Black Beach – Santorini Greece

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.

Red Beach - Santorini Greece

Red Beach – Santorini Greece

Sunset from Oia - Santorini Greece

Sunset from Oia – Santorini Greece

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.

On a Ferry from Mykonos to Athens

On a Ferry from Santorini to Mykonos

 

 

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About Barbara

Barbara is a London based luxury travel and lifestyle blogger. She started traveling through Paris, London, New York, Milan, Tokyo at the age of 17 to conquer the World as a model. Ever since, she has visited 67 countries. She writes about the most exclusive jet-set destinations such as Cannes, Venice Film Festivals, Monaco Grand Prix, Oscar Parties in LA, Fashion Weeks in Milan or Paris as well as yacht parties in St-Tropez, Miami Art Basel, Biennale in Venice, Frieze in London or the Royal Wedding in Monaco.

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