Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Travel | Santorini, Greece

Santorini
It's that time of the year now when we are all ready and desperate for a summer holiday, I know I could do with a week or two in the sun! It's always difficult choosing where to go on holiday and I thought I would pick up where I left off with doing travel posts on some of the amazing places I got to visit on the Eastern Mediterranean Cruise that I went on last year. I fully intended to finish doing these in the summer but other posts just got in the way and I still want to share all of the beautiful places with you that I was lucky enough to visit. Santorini is one of the most talked about Greek islands at the moment, it's located 125 miles southeast from Greece's mainland and is well known for its picture postcard like backdrop and its multi-coloured cliffs soaring over 300m high from the sea. It was definitely a place on my bucket list and I can confirm that it is probably one of the prettiest, Instagram worthy places I have ever visited!! If you're stuck on ideas where to holiday this year then you might just fall in love with this pretty idyllic Greek island by the end...
Approaching Santorini by the sea on such a beautiful sunny day was spectacular.
Celebrity-reflection
Santorini was just one of the port of calls on our cruise, I think we had around 8 hours docked in Santorini. As the water surrounding the island was shallow and the boat in contrast is so huge we had to dock out to sea and get tenders in to the island which was pretty cool!
There was even pirate ships greeting us on the way in...
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Celebrity-reflection
 Where the tenders brought us in to did just look like a typical greek town, a bit dirty and packed with touristy shops. But the cable car was literally about to take us to a different world...
Santorini
In Mykonos there is 3 ways of getting up and down to the top from the port, walk 588 steps, ride the cable car (which we did for obvious reasons!) or ride a donkey. Riding a donkey sounds like a great, cute idea but we had heard such horror stories about people being chucked off them and bashing into the walls, plus I would never support anything like that as I think it's animal cruelty, but anyway.. riding the cable car is definitely the best option and it's worth the few euros that it costs!
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 And we were up...
Excuse the sweaty forehead there... it was a very hot day ok?!
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 We had reached paradise, otherwise known as Fira!
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 The views were out of this world, it really did match up to the Instagram pictures I had seen!
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The white washed villages are lined with touristy shops, like anywhere really but the beautiful buildings make up for it and you can quickly escape the hoards of tourists to the tranquil side streets.
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 White washed buildings and colourful pretty flowers everywhere..
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It was time for a pit stop before heading back to the ship of some Greek yoghurt ice cream, they don't make it like the Greeks - so delicious!
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I wore my DIY co-ord, it was the perfect outfit for this island. Can it be summer again already?!

I didn't even have my dslr camera here..all of my pictures came out amazingly well, it's definitely helped by the clean kept white washed buildings! As we were time restricted to what we could do we only got to visit the top, but there are many other things to do if youre staying longer; you can go volcano hiking, swimming in hot springs, go scuba diving, stay in a cave hotel - it's hard to imagine such a small island could be packed of so many exciting things to do! If you like the look of Santorini then you will love Mykonos which I posted about in the summer. Out of the two Greek island Santorini is a lot more touristy, and in the summer months it is packed but it's well worth the trip to view this spectacular island and uncover the mysteries of the lost kingdom Atlantis or to soak up the views of the whitewashed villages and enjoy an ice cream or two...This post has made me miss this beautiful island very much and I'm now desperate to book a holiday for the summer, recommendations please!

Have you been to Santorini before? Would you like to visit this island? Where do you want to travel to this summer?
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19 comments

  1. Gorgeous photos! I absolutely love Greece and Santorini is the next island on my list to visit! Looks like you had a lovely time and that gelato looks seriously tasty!


    Beth / www.bethany-georgina.com

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  2. Your photos look amazing! I'll be hitting Santorini in early September, straight after getting married so I'm hoping it will be a relaxing break.. I love all the white wash. It definitely looks like my kind of place! xxx


    Kirsty - www.effortlesslyexcessive.com

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  3. Your photos are lovely, looks like you had an amazing time :)

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  4. These photos are phenomenal! I'd love to go on a cruise, such a great way to see a range of stunning places - Santorini is high on my list :) Love your co-ord too by the way!


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  5. I’ve just
    found your blog and I’d like to say that I’m in love with it!

    I like your
    posts and photos! Really amazing!

    I’ll be
    happy to see you in my blog!)



    Diana
    Cloudlet

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  6. Your ohotos ar fantastic and sum up Santorini perfectly! The greek yogurt ice cream is delicious too x

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  7. You look fabulous miss I can't wait to get back into co-ords and I have only been to cyrpus and lanzarote in terms of islands so I would love to go to greece if I can manage to save up. I am actually glad you commented on the donkey rides as I think it's so mean, I have always wanted to go to india and thailand and am in love with elephants, but it's so cruel to use them to ride whilst they are being prodded with like sharp, metal sticks :( xxx

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  8. This has now made me want to go on holiday soooo bad! You look great :) I would actually love to go back to Greece. Been a few times and it's always great there x www.beingashleigh.com

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  9. Thank you Beth :) Greece is deifnitely my favourite country, everywhere is so pretty :) xxx

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  10. Thanks Kirsty! Ahh i'm so excited for you, the white wash is a dream for outfit pictures alone haha xxx

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  11. Thanks so much Karen :) Yes its soo cool waking up in a different place/country each day! Thanks :) xx

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  12. Thanks so much :) Yes it was amazing! xx

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  13. Thanks Jess :) Me too I've seen an elephant one for missguided new collection which i need! Oh i know i think its terrible :( People just dont realise and think it makes a good picture, its far too hot for them to do it glad you agree! xxx

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  14. Ahh i know i need another holiday desperately haha! Yeh Greece is such a great country, would love to do an island hopping holiday there! xx

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  15. oh god i am literally so jealous i want to go to mykonos and santorini sooooooo badly its not even funny! greece is so beautiful!!! your posts make me travel sick while I'm in school lol

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  16. Greece is sooo pretty, when you get a chance you gotta go!!! Hha yeh im missing this now I'm back at work it sucks :(!

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  17. I have always wanted to visit this place, now I want to even more! Great photo's :)

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