31st Jul - 5th Aug
Santorini has made one of the biggest impacts on me so far. The locals & travelers I met there have inspired me to continue dreaming of bigger, better things proving that with hard work & detication you can achieve anything.
The best thing i found about Santorini island is that there is so many little towns & cities to explore!
Here are just a few examples of what I got up to during my stay;
To my embarrassing surprise I discovered the history behind Santorini & the fact that it was actually also a Volcano! I was lucky enough to score a great tour for just 20€ to climb the Akrotiri Volcano, sail to the hot springs for a soak in the mud, visit the town of Thirissa for lunch & then sail up to Oia to witness ts infamous sunset! The day in all was not only super affordable but so much fun thanks to our hilarious tour guide & great friends on the trip.
Viewing the sunset in Oia is an experience that is talked about all over the world, hundreds flock to the edge of the town with wine & picnics to see this heavenly act of nature.
There is also the main town of Thira that is the central shopping district of the island & has the best nightlife, although the prices are typically touristic the themed bars & atmosphere of people’s excitement makes it a night out not to miss & the best part - busses run back to neighboring towns (where you might be staying) up until 4am!
& Finally the village of Perrrissa, a small beach town famous for its stunning black sand beach, sun beds & beach bars that line the entire sandy coast a popular local & tourist beach to visit, I stayed here during my 5 day visit & couldn’t have found a better place!
Although on my next visit I hope to spend a few days in each town to have the oppourtunity to explore each place properly i found the local community in Perrissa to be considerably more relaxed in comparison to the other main towns. My hostel ( ‘Hostel Anna’ ) was perfectly placed across from the great ‘Resturant Atlas’ where the friendly staff instantly took me in as a ‘regular’ during my stay & by the end of it actually offered me a job! Unfortunately with so much still to see & do I had to decline but it was a huge compliment none the less.
Santorini is the perfect island for any explorer as it offers a wild nightlife for those who refuse to sleep before 4am, great traditional shopping for unique & priceless souvenirs, historical landmarks such as the volcano & hot springs for seekers of adventure & stunning natural beauty from Oias sunset to the relaxing beaches!
Everything you could possibly want, packed into one little island,
Greece, you have knocked my socks off !