To know all about the White Walls and Blue Domes, stick along. Ever since I knew about traveling, my dream was to catch some time in Greece, and when I realized that my husband and I could afford to go someplace that I had dreamt of, I was stoked.
What comes to your mind when you think of going? Is it only about costing or anything else to that you think? Let me help you there, about what else you could think of too. Well, my husband and I are a crazy lot, so we believe too many things when on a trip and also end up doing some randomness too. Well, whats a trip if you don’t jump off the list once at least. Before Greece, we stayed in Italy for a while, so we flew down directly from Rome to Greece, Santorini. About our Italy trip, I am going to rant about it on my other blog :D, so right now.
As much as you could think of, traveling with a little research is a great thing to do when you have limited time on hand. It helps you out to plan well for all your holidays. In the world of technology and internet, all this is available at a search button on your computers google page! Isn’t that easy?
Welcome to Santorini Islands
The beautiful multicolored cliffs, deep blue sea, against the white walls and blue domes welcome you, as you get down the plane. The Crescent-shaped Santorini has risen over an intensive volcano outpour back at the time and formed beautifully above a sea-drowned caldera. The world talks about its sunsets for romantic getaways, or the couples way to just to kiss under the sunset point. It’s a magical sight to catch the light orange paint the white Cycladic houses on the cliff top of the main Island.
Know Facts of Airport: It is located near Kamari village and next to Monolithos area, with regular flights from Athens by Olympic Airways and, Aegean Airlines as well as charters from many European towns. Although, we went from Rome to Santorini. From the airport, there are buses to Fira, where you can change to buses for other towns. Taxis are also usually waiting at the airport, but competition for them can be keen. Many Santorini hotels offer airport transfers, usually for a fee that’s more than a taxi would charge you. As we stepped down to catch the cab at the taxi station, I realized my hair was dancing too. As we went to fetch the cab at the taxi station, I realized my hair was dancing too. We couldn’t wait to get to our hotel and throw away bags and share some wine and relax in the Jacuzzi.
Check-ins: If this is your first time to Santorini, important to know is where to book your stay. Yes, you heard me right, you choose your stay according to your choice. Santorini has three fantastic locations where you can decide to stay at the part with caldera view, the beaches, or the rest of the island. The Caldera View is the best one could have and that you could wake up to every morning, it’s spectacular!
We booked our stay at Andronis with a spectacular Caldera view. We were awestruck to be received by the staff who are amazingly friendly and strong :D! Yes, they pick up your heavy luggage on their shoulders and walk you to the reception, since cabs don’t go in the alley. This side of Santorini has the best and luxurious hotels that you could fancy.
Travellers Spirit: The Gorgeous views, endless blue beaches, and an ecstatic sunset you would get to see in Santorini.
The next morning, after the delicious breakfast, we walked down the alley where they rent out vehicles for you to go around the island. They didn’t want to give us the car since our passports had India as a country, only because Indians drive on the left side. The told us Quad is the best option to ride on hills and we screamed with excitement since it was our first to ride a quad, after a few test trails we were soon up in the hills to explore the Island.
A lot more fun things that you could do
Hire a Quad Bike: What more can you ask for when you can cruise around on the quad with your loved one.
It’s an adventure in itself to ride on those hills to get on the other side of the island. So, when you see a quad at the rental, go and pick it and tour away! Also, try to be a little careful, if you are riding it for the first time list us, just be on your track and look around since there could be enough traffic inside the central area, and if you want to ride carefree, go towards Kamari Beach.
Go Cliff Jumping at Amoudi Bay: Do you swim? Do you think jumping into the Meditteranean sea is something that you fancy? Do you have that adrenalin rush in your body? Then you shouldn’t miss doing this impressive cliff jump at Amoudi when in Santorini. It’s a spot for swimming and doing your best dive in’s. I am not very proud to say that I haven’t done any since I was caught in cold severely already :/. But hey, you don’t miss it. To get to this spot, it’s a bit of warm up I would say, since you will need to climb down about 300 stairs to get to Amoudi Bay, when you get there walk a little further more, you’ll find people who are sun- baking and some scream dives 😀
Hike from Fira to Oia: Hello Hello, have you done hiking before? It is going to be a Jaw-dropping hike that you could do, that will be cherished for a lifetime. It’s a 9km hike to Oia. Usually, it takes about 2- hrs to reach depending on how many stops do you assume the way.
Read the alleys: There’s nothing more uplifting than exploring the island on your own. Each alley down there has a story to share, so keep walking read them along, at the end grab a beer and soak in the place.
Go Sun Baking at Kamari: It’s a 40 min drive to Kamari from Oia. Go, take a dip in the cold Meditterian sea and come back to lie on the warm black sand beach. Buy your yummy lunch at MamaMia restaurant that’s on the side of the parking.
Experience the dinner with a view: Take time to indulge in yourself, and the feeling is Jubilant. Trust me; you need to take that seat and have your meal overlooking the magnificent Caldera.
Find your perfect spot to watch the Sunset: Somethings things are free in the world, and this is precisely what I mean by saying it. Wherever you are, get back to Oia by the mid-afternoon and yes, get your self a snack or a beer, and find that perfect spot just before time and watch the breathtaking sun go down into the sea.
Try the Greek Dessert in Greece: I bet you this is the best thing you’ll eat here. Lotza in Oia serves the best baklava on the island.
Best time to visit Santorini: The best time to visit Santorini is between late April and early November when the weather is warm, and there is a little rain. For nightlife, swimming, and sunbathing visit in June, July, August, or September. For comfortable sightseeing, April to June or September to November are best.