Those whitewashed cubiform houses in Santorini make my heart flutter.
I am only a stone throw away from the magnificent island of Santorini in Greece, yet I haven’t visited.
And although it’s been on my wish list for quite some time, I feel as though I am saving it for when I can truly go big. You know, chill for a week, soak up the sights and do things at a leisurely pace.
Nevertheless, those whitewashed cubiform houses make my heart flutter and the sea (in any location, for that matter), causes me to engage in a great deal of introspection. I can only imagine that seeing it in real life will be like visual poetry, music to my ears, and any other cliché you can think of.
Thus, I have compiled a travel itinerary so that one day, my dream may become a reality. This is also me sharing my plans with you so that you don’t have to search Google tirelessly for “Top 10 things to do in Santorini, Greece,” or “Cheap places to stay in Santorini,”—you’re welcome.
First off—getting there! So, while there are direct flights and other travel routes to Santorini, it’s also possible to take a ferry from Athens (or several other ports). I know what you’re thinking—why would you choose to stopover in Athens only to catch another form of transportation if you could simply fly there direct? For the experience of course. If you know me, you’ll know that my heart lustfully aches to be on any form of sea transportation. A ferry, to me, sounds like a great opportunity to take photos and be on the water.
Then, some cool things that have tickled my fancy:
- See the sunset at Byzantine Castle Ruins in Oia. I am a massive sucker for a good sunset pic (hashtag thatviewtho).
- Go to one of the world’s best open-air cinema’s, Cine Kamari that’s fully stocked with a pretty good-looking bar.
- Spend a night at Windmill Villas, a luxury windmill hotel with a private pool in Imerovigli. Can you sing, “I’m so fancy,” by Iggy Azalea with me?
- Grab a camera and head to Perivolos Beach for the “sparkling azure blue waters and tranquil atmosphere,” and possibly some water sports.
- Drink a Donkey beer (or several), brewed locally by Santorini Brewing Company.
- Do a cable car ride that goes from the town of Fira to the Old Port (and vice versa).
- Grab a bite at V Lounge Café, who allegedly have the “best club sandwich in Santorini!”.
- Spend too much money on cocktails at PK Cocktail Bar.
- Have Greek food at The Athenian House, a restaurant with an exquisite view of the sea.
- Check out a few budget-friendly Airbnb’s with a sea view—Utopia Iris on the Beach looks hella decent, a studio apartment for 35 EUR per night? That’s kind of a win.
Have I not just described the perfect holiday in a single blog post? But on the odd chance that you’re currently like me, hanging out in London without the opportunity to travel— The Hungry Donkey, a Greek restaurant, is a pretty good place to indulge your wanderlust dreams of Greece. Enjoy!
Feature image credit: Collard Studios