Ever wondered what it would be like to stay in a cave hotel overlooking the Aegean blue waters while enjoying a breakfast platter with fresh orange juice and greek yoghurt! O well that’s what you experience when you stay in Oia, Santorini – magical!
You can do island hopping in Greece using ferries or local flights. We took 7 am high speed ferry from Piraeus port in Athens to Thira which turned out to be a nightmare! Extremely choppy water caused sea sickness to almost 50% of the passengers including me and things got only worse by the time we reached Santorini which made me think whether coming to Greece was a good idea or not. But as soon as we reached Oia I forgot all about it when I saw the magical view.
Oia is located on the cliff overlooking the Aegean sea and has beautiful whitewashed houses with blue colored domes and doors making it a perfect picture-postcard scene.
We stayed in Delphini Villas – one of the cave hotels at caldera.
That day we spent in Oia which well deserves 1 full day. Walking through the market we went early in the evening to reserve a nice spot to watch the most talked about sunset. Had dinner at one of the Italian restaurants and spent the evening walking around the market. Also visited Atlantis book store which is listed in “top 10 book shops in the world”.
Next day, after having a lavish Greek breakfast and unforgettable Greek yogurt we rented a car from Vazeos car rental and set for another awesome day. We first went to Ammoudi bay and took a refreshing swim something you shouldn’t miss. You can have lunch at one of the many sea food restaurants by the bay. Mandar was totally delighted at the tremendous fish collection they had.
We explored Immerovigli village followed by Santo winery. Santo wines has a 360 degree view of the island which is better experienced than described in words. Their wine collection wasn’t all that impressive but hell after this view nothing really mattered!
That evening we saw another amazing sunset in Fira followed by dinner in Salt and Pepper.
On our last day we pretty much saw rest of the island; Firostefani, Kamari beach, Perissa beach and Pyrgos. Perissa black sand beach was a wonderful experience. Mandar got a nice foot massage at the beach while i caught up on my beach read before heading over to the port to catch our evening ferry for our next island – Milos.