Santorini Visual Diary

IMG_0479.JPGOn our way back from Paros we overnighted on the incredible island of Santorini, a crescent-shaped island essentially the remains of a volcanic eruption. The views from the cliff-top restaurants and hotels are like nothing I’ve ever seen before…

We arrived late afternoon and after checking into our super sweet hotel – each room has its own little sunbathing spot and jacuzzi looking out to sea – we nipped round the corner for an early bite (full disclosure, I had a massage booked at the hotel to try and fix up an achey neck after doing this on repeat during our last beach swim!). We had a fantastic meal of fried halloumi and moussaka before I sloped off for a divine Swedish massage.

Just as well as the next morning our flight was delayed and we had some extra time to kill at the airport which is always a challenge with a feisty toddler, cue buying all sorts of random stuff at the airport shop (Santorini airport is super small, btw!). I was gutted to be leaving such a beautiful place and would love to make a return visit. Coming soon, lots of photos from the main part of the holiday on Paros. And keep an eye on my Insta tomorrow for a fun Olympus event I’m hosting with some of my favourite bloggers!

The Skinny

Stay – I was thrilled to find a room at the gorgeous Kamares Apartments in the cliffside just by main town Fira. Practically everywhere else that looked nice and not super expensive was booked out (I was booking the day before, ahem). But they had one apartment room left which came just under 200 Euros – if it had been available I might have gone for a larger room though but ours (all white with a little kitchenette area!) was perfect for one night. Anna on reception was wonderfully helpful and friendly. And I completely fell in love with our little porch and jacuzzi area. Other guests have their own on different levels. The vibe was very chilled and relaxed. Highly recommend, as does Trip Advisor.

Eat – We were lucky to be just seconds around the corner from a charming restaurant Ladokolla. Not with a cliff view but we didn’t have time to go further afield. Absolutely delicious and very reasonably priced. Trip Advisor review here. For somewhere with an incredible view and vibe (super friendly owners) and delicious food, try Armenistis, which is the first place we stumbled on the night we arrived at the beginning of the trip.

I wish I had some more tips for you, especially on the shopping front but am afraid we just didn’t have the time. Coming up though, the fab Market Street of Paros…

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