Picturesque Santorini

After our layover on Kos, we boarded our ferry in the evening and finally arrived in Santorini around 1am. As promised, someone from our hotel was waiting to at the port to give us a ride to the southern tip of the island. To our surprise, the lady who owned the hotel stayed up until we arrived and warmly greeted us and gave us a bottle of wine from her husband’s winery.Bed and Breakfast Villa SantoriniBed and Breakfast Villa SantoriniI don’t think I can come up with the words to express our stay in Santorini. Neither Jared or I were expecting to fall in love with that little island… but it stole our hearts away. Bed and Breakfast Villa SantoriniThe breakfast provided by our sweet host was something we started looking forward to every morning.Bed and Breakfast Villa Santorini Beautiful Greece… beautiful Santorini!Greek Villa Greek VillaGreek VillaThe volcanic island of Santorini is known for many things, one of which is it’s unique black sand beaches.Santorini Black Sand BeachSantorini Black Sand BeachSantorini Black Sand BeachSantorini Black Sand BeachBeaches in GreeceBeaches in GreeceWe were able to save money by shopping at the little local market, and eating Gyros the rest of the time!Santorini Grocery StoreGreek IslandFor only 15 euros a day, we could rent one of these bad boys!Renting a moped in GreeceDriving in GreeceDriving in GreeceWe had so much fun exploring the island on our little motorbike. Driving in GreeceDriving in SantoriniBeautiful Postcard Perfect GreeceFolks, welcome to Santorini!Postcard Perfect GreeceBeautiful Postcard Perfect GreeceBeautiful Postcard Perfect GreeceBeautiful Postcard Perfect GreeceBeautiful Postcard Perfect GreeceCan you imagine living here? We felt like we were walking through a postcard.Beautiful Postcard Perfect GreeceBeautiful Postcard Perfect GreeceBeautiful Postcard Perfect GreeceBeautiful Postcard Perfect GreeceBeautiful Postcard Perfect GreeceBeautiful Postcard Perfect GreeceBeautiful Postcard Perfect GreeceBeautiful Postcard Perfect GreeceOf course, stopping by the local gyro shops was always a must!Street Food in GreeceStreet food in GreeceWe had originally only planned to stay in Santorini for two days… but two days turned into three, which ended up turning into a whole week!

In between  laying on the beach, we tried to see and explore as much as we could of this little island we didn’t want to leave.Ancient ThiraWe hiked up the mountain to explore Ancient Thira…Ancient ThiraAncient ThiraAncient ThiraAncient ThiraAncient ThiraAncient ThiraOf course, every actiAncient Thira Ancient ThiraAncient ThiraAncient ThiraAncient ThiraAncient ThiraAncient ThiraAncient ThiraAncient ThiraAncient Thira Ancient ThiraAncient ThiraAncient ThiraAncient ThiraAncient ThiraAncient ThiraAncient Thira We also learned that the ancient ruins of Akrotiri were on the island. Supposedly Akrotiri is the ancient city Plato had in mind when writing his tales of Atlantis. Ancient Atlantis  It was only in the late 1960’s that ancient Akrotiri was discovered… and archeologists estimate that they’ve only uncovered about one third of the city. Ancient Atlantis  The entire site is covered and indoors to help preserve this ancient site.Ancient Atlantis Ancient Atlantis Ancient Atlantis Ancient Atlantis Ancient Atlantis Ancient Atlantis Ancient Atlantis Ancient Atlantis Ancient Atlantis Ancient Atlantis Ancient Atlantis Ancient Atlantis Ancient Atlantis Ancient Atlantis Ancient Atlantis Ancient Atlantis Ancient Atlantis Ancient Atlantis Ancient Atlantis Ancient Atlantis Ancient Atlantis We filled the rest of our time on exploring the island, watching sunsets, and relaxing on the beach.Ancient Atlantis Ancient Atlantis Santorini Sunset Greek Sunset Finally the sad day came for us to leave… and mixed feelings we boarded our ferry and headed to mainland Greece!Greek Island Ferry

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