Oh Santorini, the island with two sides. I say this because of its opposite, two different worlds feeling. One side of the island (which is much less expensive to stay on by the way) has one large continuous sloping hillside. While, if you walk all the way up and over the hill, a whole other world of those post card version multicolored buildings that Santorini is known for! It took us one night to figure out that if we hiked up the hill and across from our Air B'n'B that we would see another gorgeous coastline sprinkled with homes, also, where the sun sets (that's a sight to see).
Here's the first couple shots of outside of our place, flowers line the path down to our room with a pool right outside the front.
First leg of the stay we settled into our place then off for a winery tour, which, I would recommend 110%! I'd like to say that we are connoisseurs of fine wines now...I mean, we aren't but I do sure know a heck of a lot more now! Like you always grab the stem of your wine glass (so it doesn't heat up the wine in the cup) or adding air by spinning or inhaling air into your mouth while drinking (which looks extremely funny) helps add more flavor to the wine. I can also proudly say, due to the quality of wine throughout Greece I have not had one single hang over, as the higher the quality of wine, the less sulfates there are (sulfates help the wine last longer but cause the hangover). So cheers to that!!
Alex, what a stud. He looks so classic 😍
We spent two full evenings in Oia. This place is phenomenal! Beautiful buildings on top of one another, all located up in the mountain along the coast. Blues, oranges, red and yellow roofs...all vibrant against a white backdrop of walls. I took a lot of photos here, enjoy! It was one of my favorite places <3
Night time lights of Oia <3
Next day, red sand beach! A strange beach with doors in the wall, along with caves of old kitchens...must have been a restaurant at some point, but not anymore. I thought that was the coolest thing about the beach, for sure!
A 5 minute walk from our place up the hill, a great place to stop and take in the sunset :)
Good night Santorini, off to our next location 😌