The white buildings and blue roofed churches are symbols of the Greek Islands, splashed on websites, screen savers, posters, everywhere!
I thought that it would lessen the impact when we saw them in real life, but it didn’t.
We stayed a couple of minutes from the main square of Thira, the main town on Santorini. This was a perfect location for our stay because it was calm, close to the bus station (to get to the beach) and most importantly away from the millions of tourists! I couldn’t believe just how busy this little town was!
We spent two perfect days at the black pebbled beaches of Kamari and Perissa, gazing out into the bright blue water. The water was crystal clear and the perfect temperature for a quick cool down before lying like lizards again.
We had an amazing meal at a restaurant near our place, Fix beer and all, while watching the sunset over the Caldera. Who knew that such an ordinary thing could be so beautiful? My favourite time was when the sun looks a strange, almost alien, orange colour. We happily celebrated the sun going down with cocktails!
On our last day in Santorini we hired a quad bike to see the rest of the Island. Jez was a great pilot while I did some backseat navigating. We zoomed up and down small winding paths to hidden beaches as well as the breathtaking view from the highest point where you could see all corners of the island.