We spent wonderful one week in Santorini, Greece on May, 13-20. The island is small, charming and – as it was still the off-season – wasn’t overcrowded. To see how we spent our time and feel the atmosphere, watch my clip and read our Santorini travel story. I couldn’t resist little DIY product placement!:)
One week in Santorini – travel story
From Warsaw to Santorini we travelled by plane (Aegean Airlines) with short stopover in Athens. Santorini, also called Thira Island, has it’s own small airport – not very well organised but that’s a different story.
For our place of stay we chose Fira, the capital of Santorini. It’s the biggest city located on the caldera, well communicated with other parts of an island and cheaper than Oia – town situated in northern Santorini, considered to be one of the most lovely places in the world.
We stayed in Anatoli Hotel, which was situated 5-10 minutes walk from the city center, depending on which way you took. We loved the hotel for it’s super friendly hosts Lia and Margarita, nice pool and outdoor breakfast area with fresh limes and oranges growing on the trees.
From our window we could see lovely greek-style chapel with the sea at the distance (and herd of donkeys passing by from time to time).
To get to the city center you could either take the main road or pass blue doors at the back of the hotel and walk through lovely stone passages – which was much more pleasant.
On the photo: DIY felt and cabochon set.
Fira, Santorini – the view
Fira is a place with great atmosphere and amazing views. From the caldera you can admire white houses, blue water, volcano and nearby island Thirasia.
Old Port – Fira, Santorini
To visit the Old Port of Fira you can take a donkey ride but we decided to have a walk down the stairs instead. It was quite a challange considering donkeys’ poos lying everywhere however view rewarded the incovenience. From the port you can take a ship cruise e.g. Volcano and Hot Springs Tour.
Sunset in Fira, Santorini
After visiting the Old Port you can walk through Fira’s narrow streets, buy souvenirs in numerous shops, eat some Santorini specialities like moussaka, greek salad, souvlaki or gyros. We loved greek yoghurt with fruits from Chillbox, Main Street and couldn’t resist eating it almost everyday.
Must do: Go to one of the restaurants situated at the caldera and have a glass of wine at sunset – the view is unique, there is nothing quite like it!
On the photo: DIY boots decoration.
On the photo: DIY white necklace.
Hiking trail Fira – Oia, Santorini
If you like hiking you should try 10km hiking trail from Fira to Oia. After 15 minutes walk from Fira you’ll get to Imerovigli. The village is built on the rocks, with plenty of white hotels with blue doors, and terraces with pools facing the sea – the place is truly amazing!
After passing Imerovigli you’ll walk up and down the hills what can be a bit tiring, especially if you walk in the heat but the views are worth that!
After about 3,5 hours walk from Fira you’ll get to Oia. It’s very small and you can easily walk the whole town. You can enjoy glamorous walkway, visit the main port of Oia – Ammoudi Bay – or just sit and watch amazing view from the caldera.
Santorini beaches – Perissa and Red Beach
Santorini beaches are located at the east coast of an island so you’ll need a transport to get there if you stay at the caldera. We decided to rent a quad, and had a great time driving across length and breadth. The beaches we liked the most were Perissa with it’s black sand and the Red Beach with red stones looking as they come from another world.
On the photo: DIY blue woolen necklace.
On the photo: DIY bikini top.
Before turning back from the quad trip we reached Santorini Lighthouse located at southern Santorini, at the very end of an island. Sitting there, looking at the calm sea makes you feel like you are at the end of the world and nothing else really matters.
It was a great week Santorini, I’m gonna miss you <3
Have any questions about our trip? Leave me a comment!