Santorini is my favorite of the Greek islands and definitely one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been to. That extraordinary blue, the the caldera as seen from a speeding ATV, winding streets of the villages, the food, the people…Here’s Santorini as I experienced it, but the island is beautiful no matter where you stay, you just can’t go wrong with anything here!
We stayed at Katikies, and I’m not ashamed to admit the decision was partly due to this legendary pool. There are also 2 other infinity pools with beautiful views of the caldera and Fira. Our room was the “Honeymoon Suite”, perched on the highest level, and in this case I do think it’s worthwhile to splurge on the better room categories, as the sizes and layouts villa to villa vary greatly.
The Santorini town is full of cute little boutiques selling locally made trinkets and jewelry. As you can see I went slightly overboard.
This is from my favorite restaurant To Psaraki. Slightly off the beaten track on the Vlychada Marina and the food is so simple, but it was one of the most divine meals of my life (numerous attempts back home at recreating the boiled vegetables and garlic spaghetti above have failed miserably). I also highly recommend Dimitri’s or Sunset Taverna for a sunset dinner of the most incredible lobster spaghetti!
Riding on an ATV from Oia to the Red Beach pictured above or anywhere around the island away from town is a must-do activity in Santorini. The tourist clusters around the cathedral can be a nuisance, but once you’re past Oia, the beauty of the island really presents itself. There is so much more to Santorini waiting to be explored, and I can’t wait go back again!