2 Nights in Santorini, Greece

I know folks don’t like bucket lists but I love them…I have a variety of different ones and I love that I have a bit of focus on where I want to travel too.  I travel to destinations that inspire me rather than where is popular.

Greece Travel Inspiration - the Greek Islands are a bucket list destination for a good reason, let me show you how we spent 2 days in Santorini relaxing! Staying in Oia means you don't have to travel far to explore this beautiful spot and you can watch the sunset from your own private hot tub. Pop on over to the blog to read more of my tips for Santorini.

Santorini has being on my bucket list for years…and years…and years!  Even my folks and sister made it to this Greek Island before me and they live in New Zealand.  We only had 2 nights in Santorini however it was enough time for us to get a feel of the island.

Greece Travel Inspiration - the Greek Islands are a bucket list destination for a good reason, let me show you how we spent 2 days in Santorini relaxing! Staying in Oia means you don't have to travel far to explore this beautiful spot and you can watch the sunset from your own private hot tub. Pop on over to the blog to read more of my tips for Santorini.

I know that Santorini is slowly becoming a marmite destination; folks either really love and rave about the island or they disliked it as it was overpriced, crowded and felt like Disneyland.

Greece Travel Inspiration - the Greek Islands are a bucket list destination for a good reason, let me show you how we spent 2 days in Santorini relaxing! Staying in Oia means you don't have to travel far to explore this beautiful spot and you can watch the sunset from your own private hot tub. Pop on over to the blog to read more of my tips for Santorini.

I will be honest and say that I am an inbetweener…it was okay, it was beautiful but I didn’t feel overwhelmed and my heart didn’t miss a beat…unlike with my three visits to the pyramids in Egypt (and I know how some folks don’t rate the pyramids either…we’re all different).

Greece Travel Inspiration - the Greek Islands are a bucket list destination for a good reason, let me show you how we spent 2 days in Santorini relaxing! Staying in Oia means you don't have to travel far to explore this beautiful spot and you can watch the sunset from your own private hot tub. Pop on over to the blog to read more of my tips for Santorini.

We arrived really early into Santorini by air, into the smallest airport you’ve ever seen (actually maybe Apia International Airport was smaller…hmm!)…we jumped into our transfer that whipped us across to Oia and met the lovely Elvis who carried my bags and showed us to our accommodation…poor Elvis, he possibly got more than he bargained for with my suitcase…

Greece Travel Inspiration - the Greek Islands are a bucket list destination for a good reason, let me show you how we spent 2 days in Santorini relaxing! Staying in Oia means you don't have to travel far to explore this beautiful spot and you can watch the sunset from your own private hot tub. Pop on over to the blog to read more of my tips for Santorini.

…then there were the donkeys.  As we arrived early, nothing was open and most of the shops would continue to be closed during our stay as it was winter.

Greece Travel Inspiration - the Greek Islands are a bucket list destination for a good reason, let me show you how we spent 2 days in Santorini relaxing! Staying in Oia means you don't have to travel far to explore this beautiful spot and you can watch the sunset from your own private hot tub. Pop on over to the blog to read more of my tips for Santorini.

The views from our terrace were spectacular…

Greece Travel Inspiration - the Greek Islands are a bucket list destination for a good reason, let me show you how we spent 2 days in Santorini relaxing! Staying in Oia means you don't have to travel far to explore this beautiful spot and you can watch the sunset from your own private hot tub. Pop on over to the blog to read more of my tips for Santorini.

…while G had a little nap, I went out exploring with my lack of sleep and a glass of champagne headache that I still had from the day before (I’m pretty sure that I’m allergic to alcohol now!).

Greece Travel Inspiration - the Greek Islands are a bucket list destination for a good reason, let me show you how we spent 2 days in Santorini relaxing! Staying in Oia means you don't have to travel far to explore this beautiful spot and you can watch the sunset from your own private hot tub. Pop on over to the blog to read more of my tips for Santorini.

Santorini was different to how I was expecting it to be; firstly it reminded me slightly of Split with its slick main pedestrian street and pretty crumbling buildings…

Greece Travel Inspiration - the Greek Islands are a bucket list destination for a good reason, let me show you how we spent 2 days in Santorini relaxing! Staying in Oia means you don't have to travel far to explore this beautiful spot and you can watch the sunset from your own private hot tub. Pop on over to the blog to read more of my tips for Santorini.

…I was rather in my element with the beautiful doors…

Greece Travel Inspiration - the Greek Islands are a bucket list destination for a good reason, let me show you how we spent 2 days in Santorini relaxing! Staying in Oia means you don't have to travel far to explore this beautiful spot and you can watch the sunset from your own private hot tub. Pop on over to the blog to read more of my tips for Santorini.

…there were quite a few obviously…

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…okay maybe there were more than three…

Greece Travel Inspiration - the Greek Islands are a bucket list destination for a good reason, let me show you how we spent 2 days in Santorini relaxing! Staying in Oia means you don't have to travel far to explore this beautiful spot and you can watch the sunset from your own private hot tub. Pop on over to the blog to read more of my tips for Santorini.

Greece Travel Inspiration - the Greek Islands are a bucket list destination for a good reason, let me show you how we spent 2 days in Santorini relaxing! Staying in Oia means you don't have to travel far to explore this beautiful spot and you can watch the sunset from your own private hot tub. Pop on over to the blog to read more of my tips for Santorini.

Greece Travel Inspiration - the Greek Islands are a bucket list destination for a good reason, let me show you how we spent 2 days in Santorini relaxing! Staying in Oia means you don't have to travel far to explore this beautiful spot and you can watch the sunset from your own private hot tub. Pop on over to the blog to read more of my tips for Santorini.

…to the rambling bougainvillea…

Greece Travel Inspiration - the Greek Islands are a bucket list destination for a good reason, let me show you how we spent 2 days in Santorini relaxing! Staying in Oia means you don't have to travel far to explore this beautiful spot and you can watch the sunset from your own private hot tub. Pop on over to the blog to read more of my tips for Santorini.

…and to the donkeys that decided to run directly towards me laden with rock while I too busy photographing something to see them coming hurtling towards me…I survived!

Greece Travel Inspiration - the Greek Islands are a bucket list destination for a good reason, let me show you how we spent 2 days in Santorini relaxing! Staying in Oia means you don't have to travel far to explore this beautiful spot and you can watch the sunset from your own private hot tub. Pop on over to the blog to read more of my tips for Santorini.

I joined G for a little nap after my mini exploring session of Oia as a 4am start two days in a row is never a good idea even if it does mean you’re in Greece and can eat your body weight in feta cheese!

Greece Travel Inspiration - the Greek Islands are a bucket list destination for a good reason, let me show you how we spent 2 days in Santorini relaxing! Staying in Oia means you don't have to travel far to explore this beautiful spot and you can watch the sunset from your own private hot tub. Pop on over to the blog to read more of my tips for Santorini.

Greece Travel Inspiration - the Greek Islands are a bucket list destination for a good reason, let me show you how we spent 2 days in Santorini relaxing! Staying in Oia means you don't have to travel far to explore this beautiful spot and you can watch the sunset from your own private hot tub. Pop on over to the blog to read more of my tips for Santorini.

Greece Travel Inspiration - the Greek Islands are a bucket list destination for a good reason, let me show you how we spent 2 days in Santorini relaxing! Staying in Oia means you don't have to travel far to explore this beautiful spot and you can watch the sunset from your own private hot tub. Pop on over to the blog to read more of my tips for Santorini.

After a nap, we headed out for lunch (to a place I’ve forgotten the name of!)….

Greece Travel Inspiration - the Greek Islands are a bucket list destination for a good reason, let me show you how we spent 2 days in Santorini relaxing! Staying in Oia means you don't have to travel far to explore this beautiful spot and you can watch the sunset from your own private hot tub. Pop on over to the blog to read more of my tips for Santorini.

…where the views over the sea were stunning….

Greece Travel Inspiration - the Greek Islands are a bucket list destination for a good reason, let me show you how we spent 2 days in Santorini relaxing! Staying in Oia means you don't have to travel far to explore this beautiful spot and you can watch the sunset from your own private hot tub. Pop on over to the blog to read more of my tips for Santorini.

Greece Travel Inspiration - the Greek Islands are a bucket list destination for a good reason, let me show you how we spent 2 days in Santorini relaxing! Staying in Oia means you don't have to travel far to explore this beautiful spot and you can watch the sunset from your own private hot tub. Pop on over to the blog to read more of my tips for Santorini.

… we scoffed our way through a lovely, albeit expensive meal while taking in the views…and listening to two American girls with their…like…just like…you know likes….I did giggle with G as I said that they say like more than I say F*** and that is saying something!

Greece Travel Inspiration - the Greek Islands are a bucket list destination for a good reason, let me show you how we spent 2 days in Santorini relaxing! Staying in Oia means you don't have to travel far to explore this beautiful spot and you can watch the sunset from your own private hot tub. Pop on over to the blog to read more of my tips for Santorini.

Greece Travel Inspiration - the Greek Islands are a bucket list destination for a good reason, let me show you how we spent 2 days in Santorini relaxing! Staying in Oia means you don't have to travel far to explore this beautiful spot and you can watch the sunset from your own private hot tub. Pop on over to the blog to read more of my tips for Santorini.

Deciding we needed to walk off the calories we wandered down the pedestrian main street…

Greece Travel Inspiration - the Greek Islands are a bucket list destination for a good reason, let me show you how we spent 2 days in Santorini relaxing! Staying in Oia means you don't have to travel far to explore this beautiful spot and you can watch the sunset from your own private hot tub. Pop on over to the blog to read more of my tips for Santorini.

…we found the supermarket and bought some supplies i.e. feta cheese (I’m obsessed with the stuff…I’m pretty sure I was Greek in another life!).  This little supermarket also has gluten free pasta…great if you are self-catering while on Santorini.

Greece Travel Inspiration - the Greek Islands are a bucket list destination for a good reason, let me show you how we spent 2 days in Santorini relaxing! Staying in Oia means you don't have to travel far to explore this beautiful spot and you can watch the sunset from your own private hot tub. Pop on over to the blog to read more of my tips for Santorini.

I managed to take a million more photos as Oia is rather photogenic to say the least…

Greece Travel Inspiration - the Greek Islands are a bucket list destination for a good reason, let me show you how we spent 2 days in Santorini relaxing! Staying in Oia means you don't have to travel far to explore this beautiful spot and you can watch the sunset from your own private hot tub. Pop on over to the blog to read more of my tips for Santorini.

…G asked, didn’t you take all these photos already….

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….ummmm…

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….yes…

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….maybe….

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…no!

Greece Travel Inspiration - the Greek Islands are a bucket list destination for a good reason, let me show you how we spent 2 days in Santorini relaxing! Staying in Oia means you don't have to travel far to explore this beautiful spot and you can watch the sunset from your own private hot tub. Pop on over to the blog to read more of my tips for Santorini.

Greece Travel Inspiration - the Greek Islands are a bucket list destination for a good reason, let me show you how we spent 2 days in Santorini relaxing! Staying in Oia means you don't have to travel far to explore this beautiful spot and you can watch the sunset from your own private hot tub. Pop on over to the blog to read more of my tips for Santorini.

Follow me to see the sunset…

Greece Travel Inspiration - the Greek Islands are a bucket list destination for a good reason, let me show you how we spent 2 days in Santorini relaxing! Staying in Oia means you don't have to travel far to explore this beautiful spot and you can watch the sunset from your own private hot tub. Pop on over to the blog to read more of my tips for Santorini.

We decided to watch the famous Santorini sunset from our terrace along with about another 50 tourists that had popped over to Oia to watch it (they didn’t join us on the terrace!)

Greece Travel Inspiration - the Greek Islands are a bucket list destination for a good reason, let me show you how we spent 2 days in Santorini relaxing! Staying in Oia means you don't have to travel far to explore this beautiful spot and you can watch the sunset from your own private hot tub. Pop on over to the blog to read more of my tips for Santorini.

Greece Travel Inspiration - the Greek Islands are a bucket list destination for a good reason, let me show you how we spent 2 days in Santorini relaxing! Staying in Oia means you don't have to travel far to explore this beautiful spot and you can watch the sunset from your own private hot tub. Pop on over to the blog to read more of my tips for Santorini.

…it wasn’t that specular at all especially after listening to everyone rave on about it…that’s a gamble you take with mother nature.

Greece Travel Inspiration - the Greek Islands are a bucket list destination for a good reason, let me show you how we spent 2 days in Santorini relaxing! Staying in Oia means you don't have to travel far to explore this beautiful spot and you can watch the sunset from your own private hot tub. Pop on over to the blog to read more of my tips for Santorini.

We jumped into the hot tub…when I say jump, I mean slip in very elegantly or as elegantly as I could…I apologise now if anyone’s house in Oia got flooded as a lot of water left the hot tub…eek!

I had every intention of waking up early to watch the sunrise but forgot to charge my phone hence no alarm…doh!  So waking up late, we scoffed feta cheese in bed (totally up there with eating scones in bed which I highly recommend at least doing once in your life!), dressed and went out to explore another little section of Oia that we didn’t see the day before.

Greece Travel Inspiration - the Greek Islands are a bucket list destination for a good reason, let me show you how we spent 2 days in Santorini relaxing! Staying in Oia means you don't have to travel far to explore this beautiful spot and you can watch the sunset from your own private hot tub. Pop on over to the blog to read more of my tips for Santorini.

It was all rather blue and wonderful….

Greece Travel Inspiration - the Greek Islands are a bucket list destination for a good reason, let me show you how we spent 2 days in Santorini relaxing! Staying in Oia means you don't have to travel far to explore this beautiful spot and you can watch the sunset from your own private hot tub. Pop on over to the blog to read more of my tips for Santorini.

…taking Monday Morning Blues to a new level!

Greece Travel Inspiration - the Greek Islands are a bucket list destination for a good reason, let me show you how we spent 2 days in Santorini relaxing! Staying in Oia means you don't have to travel far to explore this beautiful spot and you can watch the sunset from your own private hot tub. Pop on over to the blog to read more of my tips for Santorini.

Greece Travel Inspiration - the Greek Islands are a bucket list destination for a good reason, let me show you how we spent 2 days in Santorini relaxing! Staying in Oia means you don't have to travel far to explore this beautiful spot and you can watch the sunset from your own private hot tub. Pop on over to the blog to read more of my tips for Santorini.

Greece Travel Inspiration - the Greek Islands are a bucket list destination for a good reason, let me show you how we spent 2 days in Santorini relaxing! Staying in Oia means you don't have to travel far to explore this beautiful spot and you can watch the sunset from your own private hot tub. Pop on over to the blog to read more of my tips for Santorini.

Greece Travel Inspiration - the Greek Islands are a bucket list destination for a good reason, let me show you how we spent 2 days in Santorini relaxing! Staying in Oia means you don't have to travel far to explore this beautiful spot and you can watch the sunset from your own private hot tub. Pop on over to the blog to read more of my tips for Santorini.

Finding a new little café to visit which was right by our apartment (doh!) I thought I would suggest it to G…of course he was doing his best prune impersonation in the hot tub and was rather hungry so we decided to go try out the café.

Greece Travel Inspiration - the Greek Islands are a bucket list destination for a good reason, let me show you how we spent 2 days in Santorini relaxing! Staying in Oia means you don't have to travel far to explore this beautiful spot and you can watch the sunset from your own private hot tub. Pop on over to the blog to read more of my tips for Santorini.

I had ice cream with strawberries and banana as obviously that is gluten free (they did have salads on the menu to be fair…but when on holiday, I will eat ice cream as my mains!) while G had a crepe…

Greece Travel Inspiration - the Greek Islands are a bucket list destination for a good reason, let me show you how we spent 2 days in Santorini relaxing! Staying in Oia means you don't have to travel far to explore this beautiful spot and you can watch the sunset from your own private hot tub. Pop on over to the blog to read more of my tips for Santorini.

and then the Grinch received this as his coffee…

Greece Travel Inspiration - the Greek Islands are a bucket list destination for a good reason, let me show you how we spent 2 days in Santorini relaxing! Staying in Oia means you don't have to travel far to explore this beautiful spot and you can watch the sunset from your own private hot tub. Pop on over to the blog to read more of my tips for Santorini.

…he was mumbling already about the Christmas decorations in November, so Christmas coffee art and my mum sending him Christmas quotes on Facebook, it almost pushed him over the Christmas edge.

The views were spectualar so we just sat there taking it all in…there are worse ways to spend a Monday that’s for sure.

Greece Travel Inspiration - the Greek Islands are a bucket list destination for a good reason, let me show you how we spent 2 days in Santorini relaxing! Staying in Oia means you don't have to travel far to explore this beautiful spot and you can watch the sunset from your own private hot tub. Pop on over to the blog to read more of my tips for Santorini.

We decided to go for another walk down to the waterfront…I had a Mamma Mia moment as we walked down a number of stairs…

Greece Travel Inspiration - the Greek Islands are a bucket list destination for a good reason, let me show you how we spent 2 days in Santorini relaxing! Staying in Oia means you don't have to travel far to explore this beautiful spot and you can watch the sunset from your own private hot tub. Pop on over to the blog to read more of my tips for Santorini.

….dodging donkey poo along the way…and looking over the white washed buildings…

Greece Travel Inspiration - the Greek Islands are a bucket list destination for a good reason, let me show you how we spent 2 days in Santorini relaxing! Staying in Oia means you don't have to travel far to explore this beautiful spot and you can watch the sunset from your own private hot tub. Pop on over to the blog to read more of my tips for Santorini.

There wasn’t anything to see as everything was closed for winter but it was nice to see the building work getting carried out…

Greece Travel Inspiration - the Greek Islands are a bucket list destination for a good reason, let me show you how we spent 2 days in Santorini relaxing! Staying in Oia means you don't have to travel far to explore this beautiful spot and you can watch the sunset from your own private hot tub. Pop on over to the blog to read more of my tips for Santorini.

…and to enjoy the perfect clear Santorini waters.

Greece Travel Inspiration - the Greek Islands are a bucket list destination for a good reason, let me show you how we spent 2 days in Santorini relaxing! Staying in Oia means you don't have to travel far to explore this beautiful spot and you can watch the sunset from your own private hot tub. Pop on over to the blog to read more of my tips for Santorini.

Greece Travel Inspiration - the Greek Islands are a bucket list destination for a good reason, let me show you how we spent 2 days in Santorini relaxing! Staying in Oia means you don't have to travel far to explore this beautiful spot and you can watch the sunset from your own private hot tub. Pop on over to the blog to read more of my tips for Santorini.

Looking back up to Oia, it was a view that I’ve never seen before and it was something very unexpected.

Greece Travel Inspiration - the Greek Islands are a bucket list destination for a good reason, let me show you how we spent 2 days in Santorini relaxing! Staying in Oia means you don't have to travel far to explore this beautiful spot and you can watch the sunset from your own private hot tub. Pop on over to the blog to read more of my tips for Santorini.

Even though it was November, the sun was still blazing and we worked up a sweat by walking from Ammoudi back to Oia via the road…it was an interesting walk as we got to see a lot of new housing developments that I am in sure in years to come will join up to Oia.

Greece Travel Inspiration - the Greek Islands are a bucket list destination for a good reason, let me show you how we spent 2 days in Santorini relaxing! Staying in Oia means you don't have to travel far to explore this beautiful spot and you can watch the sunset from your own private hot tub. Pop on over to the blog to read more of my tips for Santorini.

Once we got back, we had another pruning session in the hot tub (I mean turning into a prune, rather than having a prune…thought I should clarify this now!), read a book on the terrace and waited for that sunset for a second night…

Greece Travel Inspiration - the Greek Islands are a bucket list destination for a good reason, let me show you how we spent 2 days in Santorini relaxing! Staying in Oia means you don't have to travel far to explore this beautiful spot and you can watch the sunset from your own private hot tub. Pop on over to the blog to read more of my tips for Santorini.

…it was slightly disappointing again but we did have fun listing our favourite places from Aswan, Cairo to the middle of Africa…and then we saw a magnificent sunset when we got back to the mainland!

Greece Travel Inspiration - the Greek Islands are a bucket list destination for a good reason, let me show you how we spent 2 days in Santorini relaxing! Staying in Oia means you don't have to travel far to explore this beautiful spot and you can watch the sunset from your own private hot tub. Pop on over to the blog to read more of my tips for Santorini.

That night, G decided to make us an omelette, I’ve talked about this omelette before and it’s basically gone down in travel folklore as it was just so not an omelette…we don’t know where the eggs escaped too…we sat down and watched a movie and just relaxed.

Greece Travel Inspiration - the Greek Islands are a bucket list destination for a good reason, let me show you how we spent 2 days in Santorini relaxing! Staying in Oia means you don't have to travel far to explore this beautiful spot and you can watch the sunset from your own private hot tub. Pop on over to the blog to read more of my tips for Santorini.

The following morning I got up early as I remembered to charge my phone and caught the sunrise, it was such a peaceful experience.

Greece Travel Inspiration - the Greek Islands are a bucket list destination for a good reason, let me show you how we spent 2 days in Santorini relaxing! Staying in Oia means you don't have to travel far to explore this beautiful spot and you can watch the sunset from your own private hot tub. Pop on over to the blog to read more of my tips for Santorini.

Had my morning feta allocation and then wandered out to do a bit of souvenir shopping…still kicking myself for not buying at least 3 willy bottle openers! It was nice just to wander without having the pressures of trying to see the whole island…that wasn’t my plan for our week in Greece…it was more to relax and recover.

Greece Travel Inspiration - the Greek Islands are a bucket list destination for a good reason, let me show you how we spent 2 days in Santorini relaxing! Staying in Oia means you don't have to travel far to explore this beautiful spot and you can watch the sunset from your own private hot tub. Pop on over to the blog to read more of my tips for Santorini.

If you love cats and dogs then you’ll love Oia…

Greece Travel Inspiration - the Greek Islands are a bucket list destination for a good reason, let me show you how we spent 2 days in Santorini relaxing! Staying in Oia means you don't have to travel far to explore this beautiful spot and you can watch the sunset from your own private hot tub. Pop on over to the blog to read more of my tips for Santorini.

…they are everywhere…

Greece Travel Inspiration - the Greek Islands are a bucket list destination for a good reason, let me show you how we spent 2 days in Santorini relaxing! Staying in Oia means you don't have to travel far to explore this beautiful spot and you can watch the sunset from your own private hot tub. Pop on over to the blog to read more of my tips for Santorini.

Greece Travel Inspiration - the Greek Islands are a bucket list destination for a good reason, let me show you how we spent 2 days in Santorini relaxing! Staying in Oia means you don't have to travel far to explore this beautiful spot and you can watch the sunset from your own private hot tub. Pop on over to the blog to read more of my tips for Santorini.

Greece Travel Inspiration - the Greek Islands are a bucket list destination for a good reason, let me show you how we spent 2 days in Santorini relaxing! Staying in Oia means you don't have to travel far to explore this beautiful spot and you can watch the sunset from your own private hot tub. Pop on over to the blog to read more of my tips for Santorini.

Greece Travel Inspiration - the Greek Islands are a bucket list destination for a good reason, let me show you how we spent 2 days in Santorini relaxing! Staying in Oia means you don't have to travel far to explore this beautiful spot and you can watch the sunset from your own private hot tub. Pop on over to the blog to read more of my tips for Santorini.

…normally playing hard to get when you want to photograph them…

Greece Travel Inspiration - the Greek Islands are a bucket list destination for a good reason, let me show you how we spent 2 days in Santorini relaxing! Staying in Oia means you don't have to travel far to explore this beautiful spot and you can watch the sunset from your own private hot tub. Pop on over to the blog to read more of my tips for Santorini.

…I’m not sure why you would want to rent one as there are strays everywhere!

Greece Travel Inspiration - the Greek Islands are a bucket list destination for a good reason, let me show you how we spent 2 days in Santorini relaxing! Staying in Oia means you don't have to travel far to explore this beautiful spot and you can watch the sunset from your own private hot tub. Pop on over to the blog to read more of my tips for Santorini.

Did I absolutely love Santorini? – as I said before, I’m definitely an inbetweeer, I didn’t fall head over heels in love with the destination however I didn’t hate it either…it reminds me a lot of Dubrovnik…it doesn’t feel very authentic but it’s very pretty to look at.  I’ve ticked Oia off my bucket list…I’m glad I’ve been able to see a bit of Santorini and it made me realise I wanted to see another island at some point in the future (however I changed my tune when we visited Nafplio, I’m a Mainland Girl…so many fabulous places in Greece…I could start my own Big Fat Greek Bucket List…scurries off to do this…actually I have a Greece Pinterest board instead!)

Greece Travel Inspiration - the Greek Islands are a bucket list destination for a good reason, let me show you how we spent 2 days in Santorini relaxing! Staying in Oia means you don't have to travel far to explore this beautiful spot and you can watch the sunset from your own private hot tub. Pop on over to the blog to read more of my tips for Santorini.

Travel Tips for Santorini

  • Choose your season wisely, I’m not a fan of battling crowds while on holiday so visiting during November was perfect for us plus it is the most budget friendly time to visit.
  • Prebook your transfers if possible – we got an offer for 3 person for 25 euros
  • If you are trying to stick to a budget then look at self-catering options as Santorini can be very expensive even in off season for food and it’s just easier when you’re gluten free as well.  As I said above, the little supermarket sold gluten free pasta but we just stuck with cold meats, cheese and vegetables and we survived very nicely.
  • There are direct flights during the summer months from London with British Airways or you can get a Ryanair or Air Aegean flight from Athens to Santorini which takes approximately 45 minutes (we used all the above from Heathrow to Athens to Santorini and it all went extremely smoothly!).
  • I would suggest to have some cash on you as we found a few places didn’t take credit cards
  • If you plan to walk everywhere which you most likely will do then I highly recommend flat comfortable shoes…in the end my superga shoes saved my feet…if you have wide feet then I highly suggest giving them a try.
  • You can check out my other Greece posts here including my Santorini posts on Lovers House with Oia Collection, Catching the Sunrise in Oia and What to Expect when Visiting Santorini during Winter

Greece Travel Inspiration - the Greek Islands are a bucket list destination for a good reason, let me show you how we spent 2 days in Santorini relaxing! Staying in Oia means you don't have to travel far to explore this beautiful spot and you can watch the sunset from your own private hot tub. Pop on over to the blog to read more of my tips for Santorini.

xx

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  1. January 9, 2017 / 9:46 PM

    Love this post so much Kelly!! I could look at photos of Greece all day long – especially yours – all those doors and pretty white washed buildings. This is the Greece I dreamed of – we didn’t quite get it it Rhodes, but the town of Lindos was close enough (for now at least) and the Medieval Town of Rhodes is really rather pretty.

    Hope you’re well x

    • January 11, 2017 / 7:12 PM

      Awww thanks Sarah, Rhodes looks really delightful and is on my Greek bucket list as the history there looks incredible. Xx

  2. January 10, 2017 / 1:23 AM

    Fab post Kelly, it looks stunning, and OMG those stray dogs are dorable! I’ve only been to Kefalonia and adored it, but would LOVE to visit more of the islands and mainland Greece too!

    C x
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    • January 11, 2017 / 7:12 PM

      Aren’t they bloody cute!! Like you I really want to see more of Greece Catherine…need to win the lottery xx

    • January 11, 2017 / 7:11 PM

      I hope you get to tick it off Angie xx

    • January 11, 2017 / 7:11 PM

      Haha the pedestrian area looks like the riva slightly and there were a number of crumbly unpainted buildings that felt like I had stepped into split xx

    • January 11, 2017 / 7:09 PM

      Fantastic, I love it when folks have bucket lists! It sure is a very pretty destination xx

  3. January 12, 2017 / 10:35 PM

    I must say I do love a good bucket list! Santorini is on my 2017 travel bucket list and I’m hoping to visit during low season to avoid the crowds. I love all the doors and you’ve taken lots of pretty photos…the island reminds me a little of Mykonos actually and if you ever visit I would recommend going in low season too!

    • January 13, 2017 / 10:43 PM

      It’s a great time to visit Maggie, especially if you are trying to avoid the crowds. Aww thanks about the photos, I was actually thinking of visiting Mykonos and then decided against it…think there are a few other islands calling my name first. I hope you visit Santorini this year xx

  4. January 15, 2017 / 1:06 PM

    SO many beautiful doors! Lovely to see that you don’t have to visit in the height of summer to have an amazing Santorini experience :)

    • January 15, 2017 / 1:13 PM

      Exactly! It’s the best time to visit as it’s so much cheaper and less crowds, am so grateful that I saw Santorini like this xx

    • January 18, 2017 / 5:58 PM

      Thanks Holly! Yes very much like a theme park…almost Disneyland like, just didn’t feel very authentic and it’s overrun by tourists that you don’t see any locals around which is sad. It’s like a big shell with not much soul but other folks love it so it’s a real marmite destination xx