Santorini, Greece

Santorini, Greece is quite possibly the most beautiful place I have ever been. The sunsets, the beaches, the views...I now know why it is on every one's bucket list! 

We arrived in Santorini on a Wednesday evening just in time for the sunset. We arrived in port after a 2.5 hour high speed ferry ride from Mykonos and we were somewhat scammed into taking a shared taxi to our hotel. Of course, we were the last to be taken to our hotel and we had to walk a good ways from where the driver dropped us. But I kept a smile on my face the whole time. I knew what views were awaiting my viewing pleasure!

One of the staff from our hotel, Bill (his English name), met us in the main square of Fira to help us carry our bags down the many stairs to the lobby. He was seriously the nicest guy ever. He warmly welcomed us, poured us a little (read large) glass of red and went over the main parts of the island before sending us off to watch the sunset.

I seriously could not get rid of my chill bumps watching the sun set. It was more beautiful than I ever could have dreamed. Beautiful music lingered in the air and everyone was gathered to their balconies to watch the gorgeous event. And everyone clapped and sighed once it dropped beneath the horizon. 

The photos below are from our time in Santorini starting from when we arrived, minus the beach photos and pics from my phone (which are coming soon). But let the photos tell you our story from Santorini. Placed in chronological order, you can experience Santorini and the beautiful sunsets just as we did. 

Enjoy!


Santorini, we will be back!
Travel Tuesday

44 comments

  1. This looks incredible-- I think I found the honeymoon place for me :) I can see that on Santorini you're quite higher than the villages are on Mykonos. Was it hard to visit the beaches from up there or did you prefer it anyway for the amazing views? Looks like possibly the most romantic looking place I've ever seen.

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  2. Yes, go! My husband and I have been married for 9 years but I seriously felt like this was a second honeymoon. We both had an amazing time. We rented an ATV for 2 days and we drove it to the beaches (coming soon). I would TOTALLY recommend doing that. My husband loved it and it was a great way to see the island on your own time!

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  3. Absolutely stunning pictures! The water is just SO blue! And you two look so relaxed! (And tan!) x

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  4. Its so gorgeous!! I will be posting the beaches later. But seriously, you have to go! It was so relaxing and beautiful!

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  5. Thanks ;) I'm struggling to hold on to my tan!!

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  6. The views in Santorini are amazing! Your view from your hotel looks incredible!

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  7. This really is a beautiful place! Thanks for sharing can't wait to mark this off my bucket list.

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  8. Yep. Your photos pretty much make me want to buy a flight right this instant. :)

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  9. This is AH-MAZING! Santorini's long been on my bucket list, but this post made me want to go even more. Sooooo pretty! (and I love the pic of your husband holding the sunset!)

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  10. Of course, Santorini is on my bucket list too and it's one of these places where I envy the people living there. It must be awesome to enjoy those sunsets every day!!!!

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  11. The views were amazing. I think any hotel we would have chosen would have had amazing views!

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  12. It was so incredible! Oh, and I have a picture of him eating the sunset to LOL! Only my husband would eat the Santorini sunset!!

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  13. The guy who worked at our hotel was so happy! He knows he has an amazing office :)

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  14. Santorini is definitely on my bucket list as well. Every time I see someone's holiday photos online I'm reminded of just how much I want to go there. That sunset is simply stunning!

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  15. It gave me chills to watch the sunset every night! It truly is a gorgeous place!

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  16. Absolutely stunning... probably way more so when you are actually there, taking in the sunset for yourself! I can't wait :)

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  17. um, WOW is pretty much all I can say. I'm convinced now that I must go here!

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  18. Love all those white buildings with the blue water backdrop!

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  19. Awesome pictures! Greece always looks so clean and bright with the white walls everywhere :)

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  20. Wow! Those sunset pictures are gorgeous and it looks like you had a lovely time. I've always wanted to go to Santorini and this post has definitely reminded me of that fact. It looks completely stunning. Laura xx

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  21. I had to scroll back up and re-view every photo a second time. Gorgeous! I've always wanted to visit Santorini and having spent time in Athens, I wish I had done the islands of Greece instead. Hey ho, lesson learned.

    That is the sunset of my dreams!

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  22. Stunning - there's no other word for it! Your Greece posts are making me want to return immediately :)

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  23. Those views are amazing, Santorini is still on my travel wish list - next year!!! Your photos are stunning x

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  24. Wow, this is stunning. I think these are the most beautiful photos of Santorini I have ever seen. Definitely have to go there! Lucy x

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  25. There aren't enough words to explain how beautiful I find all of this - I mean the light is absolutely stunning! Over the water and over the white houses!

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  26. I could not get over the colors of the sky once the sun set. It was so incredible...it didn't feel real!

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  27. Oh my goodness thank you Lucy! Santorini is truly an incredible place!

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  28. Yay for being on your list! Get there ASAP! It is so amazing!

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  29. Oh you have to go back then! My hubby and I have already decided that Greece will be a place that we go back to on vacation for many years to come!

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  30. It was such an amazing trip! And Santorini was just incredible! Keep it on your list for sure!

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  31. Thanks Sandra! I wouldn't say it is the cleanest but it was definitely GORGEOUS! I could sit and look at the scenery all day!

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  32. Oh yes, way more so when you are there. I seriously could not get rid of my chillbumps! It felt like a dream!

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  33. Wow, beautiful!! The water looks so calm and I love your night shots too :)

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  34. Yay Santorini! I'm so glad it lived up to the hype :) I'm dying to go and experience one of those sunsets!! You captured them beautifully!

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  35. It definitely lived up to the hype! And it was so relaxing for us :)

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  36. Be still my heart! Santorini is such a magical place. I wish I were back right now!!

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  37. Breathtaking is all I can say! It looks like you had a wonderful time!

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