A few weeks ago I went to Santorini for a few nights with my boyfriend and had so many messages asking for more details on what it was like and where I stayed so i thought I would write a bit about the best places to go and a few tips I think might be helpful if you're thinking of going. (Looking back at my pictures now makes me want to go back there so bad!)
Santorini is every blogger and photographers dream! Flower filled landscapes and pretty buildings round every corner. I visited in middle of April so the temperature was perfect for walking around and exploring, as what they don't tell you is the amount of steps there are to get around so don't even think about packing heels, comfy flats or trainers is a must! But you get a good leg and bum workout by the end of it! haha!
When booking a stay in Santorini the prices of hotels can be expensive around peak times especially as most of them are only breakfast included so I decided to book through AirBnB and treat it as our own little home and really get a feel for the local lifestyle too, plus the private jacuzzi was a winner for me as you'd pay triple the price for that in a hotel! (They even provided fresh milk, butter and jams for the stay which was so thoughtful!)
Every morning we would walk to the local bakery (Fourni Bakery) where they have the best croissants and fresh bread, and also sell the best Amaretto and Baileys chocolate truffles!
Then if you're after an Ice Cream definitely make a visit to Lolita's Gelato, they have the best pistachio and caramel ice cream!
My Orange building sunset picture was taken standing just next to Oia Castle, where it can get really busy at sunset time however this spot is great for a picture as you miss the crowds of people just below the steps!
It got quite busy around the 3 Domes if you wanted to take a picture you would often have to queue if it was the middle of the day, however I suggest going early in the morning to save yourself from constant photo bombing! When I took my pictures here it was about half 8 in the morning and there was only one other person taking a picture near me so was very quiet.
Take a walk down to Ammoudi Bay, where you can eat sea food sit over looking the docking bay, we ate at Sunset Ammoudi Taverna and it was amazing. But if you don't fancy the steep steps back up to town, the restaurant will happily arrange a taxi ride back up for only €5.
A lot of the bars and restaurants have open dining and overlook the sea and sunset, so here are just a few of my favourites...
Places to eat.
Ammoudi Bay - Sunset Ammoudi Taverna - open all day for food and drinks (sea food)
Lotza - open all day for food and drinks (great pasta dishes)
Nocturnal - open all day for food and drinks (this was my favourite place to eat as they did waffles and Sangria! Cant go wrong with that!
3B Santorini Brunch Bar - Perfect little breakfast spot and yes they serve avo and eggs!
Sun Spirit Cocktail Bar - (Watch the sunset)
Passaggio - (they make the best Espresso Martini’s)
If you're off to Santorini let me know if you find any other nice places! Would love to know about your trips!