It all means "Greece" to me now.
Santorini was nothing short of amazing. It was absolutely the most perfect place to visit after the whirlwind couple of first weeks we had pre-wedding. And it's just the sort of place to actually vacation with your loved one.
We stayed in a villa called Artemis Village in the town of Karterderos, just outside of the capital Fira and right on the beach. Our room balcony literally overlooked the ocean and we woke up to the sun and fresh breezes each and every morning. We also kindly indulged in these damn delicious iced coffee's that the owners brewed up for us at any given moment. I suspect that those will be very missed.
We rented a car [peter drove this time] and toured the entire island the week that we where there. We went to the trendy boardwalk and took in an outdoor movie at Kameri Beach; Did some shopping and sightseeing in Fira; Watched the sunset in Oia; Sunbathed on the beach of Perissa; Took a very cool boat tour; Walked up an active Volcano [Nea Kameri, a volcano which last erupted a mere 50 years ago!]; Swam in the natural Hot Springs; Managed the hike and lounged at Red Beach [our fav beach!]; Ate and visited the separate and old island of Thirissa [where peter had his favorite meal cooked right on the beach].
We also just lazily lounged by our pool and ate till our hearts content. The food here was amazing and I know we'll miss the fresh cheeses, santorini tomatoes and kalamata olives. Oh and I sort of take back everything I said about the british food being totally edible [sorry Brit's!] after tasting the fresh food of Santorini!! It was scrumptious!
|view from the top of Fira|
|my little buddy|
|grilled corn at red beach|
|red beach, santorini.|
|pete swimming at red beach|
|aye aye, captain.|
|a little swim at the hot springs|
|enjoying the view at old Thirissa|
|kisses on the beach|
|love this pic: the sunset. the view. and the boy.|