This is a very overdue post! But my darlin’ friend Carlina & I have decided to buckle down on our content posting schedules, so I’m making it a priority.
We took a very spontaneous trip to Greece
last month (August 2016) and one of the wildest things I learned was that Greece has over 6,000 islands – 227 of which are inhabited. Talk about a lot of choices!
Obviously there are some main islands that are very popular holiday destinations, but I’m the type of traveller that believes that you can find interesting things to explore anywhere! We were traveling for about two weeks, and we decided to first dip our toes in gorgeous Greek waters by way of Mykonos and Santorini. Let’s get into Santorini first – because it was amazing – also, I can’t find any of my photos from Mykonos today!
1. Atlantis Books in Oia:
Of course, I packed really last minute & forgot my books – silly Huckleberry; so after finishing Noah’s extra book while we were in Mykonos, I was in need of some new reading material to accompany all of the intense beach bumming and lounging around drinking cappuccinos that we were doing. Luckily, we happened across Atlantis Books – just down the street from our hotel in Oia – that had a great little selection of novels in English, French, Spanish, Greek – you name it
2. Amoudi Bay
Take a stroll down to Amoudi Bay for dinner and enjoy the breathtaking sunset at Sunset Ammoudi Taverna. It was impossible not to take countless photos here before we got settled in for a lovely dinner. The friendly servers will take you over to select your fish (which was brought in by the fisherman earlier in the day) and it’s perfectly grilled, no frills, with some simple accoutrements. We tried a fish that was new to the both of us – a white croaker – which was absolutely lovely (sort of similar to a sea bass). Go there. Enjoy. Make reservations ahead of time if you want a better table next to the water.
3. Kamari Beach
For some very chill beach vibes, head over to Kamari Beach – on the eastern side of the island. Since Santorini was formed from a volcano, the beaches aren’t as sandy as Mykonos, but Kamari’s coarse black sand beach was definitely still a lovely place to spend an afternoon laying out. With a number of small beach clubs, restaurants, and hotels around, it’s easy to grab a bottle of wine to enjoy. We rode there from our place in Oia by way of ATV and it only took about 30 minutes to get there.
5. Dinner at Andronis
6. Make time for Fira
Though we stayed in Oia for most of our time on Santorini, a day trip to Fira was one of my favorites! Because the island is so elevated and volcanic, seeing it from Fira was a lovely new perspective. Also, there are some great restaurants and sites to see in Fira; I’m glad we didn’t miss it!
7. Hasapiko in Oia (aka Mary Kay)
“Mary Kay” is a local bar that was recommended to us by a server at Lycabettus. TBQH, Santorini is full of honeymooners – which is lovely – but Noah and I were also just looking to have one night of super casual chill. Glad we found Mary Kay. Beware of all of the cigarette smoke inside the bar.
8. Get Lost
The pristine white caves dwellings stacked along the slopes of Santorini, cut by the perfect sky and sea blues, makes it so easy to get lost in the picturesque streets and alleys – both in Oia and Fira. You’ll notice a lot of dogs lounging around – enjoying the lovely island lifestyle. Grab a gelato. Stumble into a cute restaurant with a view – sit and enjoy.
Song of the moment:
I found a new love and it is this song <3