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.I 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. The breakfast provided by our sweet host was something we started looking forward to every morning. Beautiful Greece… beautiful Santorini! The volcanic island of Santorini is known for many things, one of which is it’s unique black sand beaches.We were able to save money by shopping at the little local market, and eating Gyros the rest of the time!For only 15 euros a day, we could rent one of these bad boys!We had so much fun exploring the island on our little motorbike. Folks, welcome to Santorini!Can you imagine living here? We felt like we were walking through a postcard.Of course, stopping by the local gyro shops was always a must!We 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.We hiked up the mountain to explore Ancient Thira…Of course, every acti 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. 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. The entire site is covered and indoors to help preserve this ancient site. We filled the rest of our time on exploring the island, watching sunsets, and relaxing on the beach. Finally the sad day came for us to leave… and mixed feelings we boarded our ferry and headed to mainland Greece!