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Santorini

Santorini

Chasing The Sunset

Travel Time: 4 days was just enough.

It is surprisingly hard to write a travel post. Of course, I could write a hundred mile long entry and tell you every single detail of our trip to Santorini, but since I think that knowing too much about the place you are going to might just ruin it… I won’t. Besides, there are thousands of places where you can read about the black sand beaches, the ancient city ruins and the breathtaking sunsets of Oia. In fact, I would be very surprised if you haven’t heard about it a dozen times it already. So instead, let me tell you about some of my favourite highlights:

We ended up booking a hotel outside of the well-advertised Oia and instead stayed in the tiny Megalohori village. Which was a mistake, but at least we got to see a proper village party, complete with locals dancing in the streets and jumping over a massive fire.

The first part of our trip was grabbing a taxi and going to Fira to try the BEST wine and the BEST seafood I’ve ever had. And may I ad- all local, fresh and organic. On top of delicious food, almost every bar in Fira was filled with dancing tourists and an occasional local (apparently Taylor Swift rules. I know. You just can’t escape that girl anywhere.). It is impossible not to join in. However, a big surprise came when we wanted to get a taxi on our way back. A mile long line with cars loading up 5-6 people at ones (everyone, who happened to be going in the same direction as you). Granted, after 40 minutes of waiting I was ready to climb in with a hundred of other passengers if it would get me home quicker.

After a taxi fiasco on day two, day three started with us renting a Smart. If you are thinking of renting (or in fact getting a Smart)- DON’T. That thing drives like a shoebox on weed.

Nevertheless, with some luck, we made it to Oia in one piece. And let me say, even though all of Santorini is beautiful when you see Oia… well, it is something else. Let’s just say that every picture, every postcard of Santorini you see is of Oia. What you don’t see in the postcards are dozens of run-down buildings, right in the middle of Oia. All due to many small (and not so small) earthquakes that in Santorini happen almost daily. We didn’t get to feel an earthquake. But we did get to see the famous Aegean sea sunset. And to be honest, it was worth driving for an hour just to see that.

Aside from Oia and the great food, it is worth taking a drive over to the old lighthouse on the cliff. Not only the lighthouse itself is gorgeous, but the cliff is also fantastically Instagramable.  Even the drive itself is rather beautiful. You pass local vineyards (I would suggest you take a crate or two of Assyrtiko wine home), fantastic sea views, and tiny family-run restaurants (I strongly advise).

I suppose there is a lot more to see in Santorini, after all, it is hard to get to know a place from a couple of days. So we are planning to come back.

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