Santorini was a different story altogether. Having come from Athens, I was blown away by the spectacular scene of the landscape that dawned on me. It was breathtaking! Staying in Santorini for three full days, we felt it essential to thoroughly plan our itinerary. If you plan well, you’ll find that there are so many great things you can do in the island but of course, make sure to take the time to just lounge and rest. That is what vacations are for after all!
We stayed in the Fira, Santorini’s city centre and it was a great base to stay in as it is full of shops and restaurants. In other words, it’s a town where you’ll never run out of things to do. Immediately the next day, we took the bus to the picturesque town of Oia and had our share of baklava overlooking the gorgeous townscape. During sunset, we had seafood dinner in Katina by the Ammoudi bay savouring grilled lobster and fish!
Oia is definitely a quieter town hence if you’re looking to be away from the crowd, Oia is a great town to stay in. The next day was spent hiking towards the neighbouring town of Firostefani which took us about half an hour to do from Fira. I’d say get yourself lost in the moment and just walk leisurely and enjoy it as you go. We didn’t necessarily plan to hike but we walked endlessly looking for new spaces that we reached the next town of Firostefani! On our last day, we sailed the Aegean sea for half a day and it was, by far, one of the best things we did in Santorini. We sailed around the caldera swimming in the red beach and having barbecue lunch in Mesa Pigadia. It was so worth it!
Again, plan wisely if you’re going to Santorini. It makes the trip so much worthwhile when you plan a list of things to do ahead of time.