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    Back to Romantic Santorini …ΘΗΡΑ

    Have a look at my video on YouTube – enjoy my trip to Santorini

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kizkjk5Vzdc&feature=em-upload_owner#action=share

     

    My dear readers,
    this year for the 3rd time I went to outstanding and romantic Santorini …….

    Concerning the info about the island and what to see please have a look at the post of Santorini what I wrote some time ago
    http://www.sunnygreece.it/2010/santorini/

    We decided to go to Santorini for a very special occasion – it was our 1st year anniversary …. and we decided to celebrate it in the most ever romantic greek island ever – Santorini.

    Let’s go to my trip
    As stated before the 26th of June we celebrated our first year of marriage. Honestly our intention was to go back to Skopelos – where 1 year ago we got married … and this time have some relaxing time and enjoy this beautiful island as our guests did ….. but my daddy came to visit us a month ago and we went to Sifnos and we already had there a very long weekend  …..  so no more holidays left  and …. we switched for Santorini instead :) NOT BAD I should say :)

    All the previous times I booked the hotel in Oia, this time since I was  reading everywhere that Imerovigli was the best ever place – we decided to book there the hotel and we looked for a very romantic solution.

    Kostas found an hotel that was ranked #1 in Trip Advisor – Villa Vallais  http://www.vallais-santorini.com/ and booked there …. private Jacuzzi .. huge balcony for enjoying the sunset …. cozy room – everything was supposed to be perfect :).

    At 7am we left Athens with an Olympic flight and in 50′ we landed in Santorini ... I was really excited !!! We rented a car and we moved to Imerovigli :)

    The hotel was a nice surprise – first hotel on top of the hill – with amazing view to the Caldera – I never saw the Caldera so close …… it was impressive !
    We really had a huge balcony, with umbrella, table to see the sunset … in the evening ……..The only “disappointing thing” is that breakfast was not included as a service … what a pity having such a nice balcony and had to move somewhere else for having your breakfast :( (of course you could also prepare it if you wanted since the room was equipped with a small kitchen .. but you do not go to Santorini and Imerovigli and cook :) )

    After we left our things we decided to start our day …. first with a delicious breakfast with amazing view to the Caldera in a bar close by and then we walked till we got to  Fira (about 5km)  – facing the caldera with amazing view to hotels – houses … it was really fantastic ! I also saw a very nice shop where I bought a present for my friend Angela – and finally I was visiting the nice Caldera and the Hot Springs ! I always wanted to do it but never had the time ….

    This tour is very nice and I suggest everybody to do it – just some advices:

    • wear proper shoes to visit the caldera – once you left the small port you need to walk up for about 30 minutes up and the path is not very convenient if you wear havaianas – you may hurt yourself
    • bring some water
    • for the hot springs you should be able to swim since the boat stops at about 100 mt from them (10 mt deep) and it takes you a little while to get where the water is little warmer and you can actually touch

    After this exhausted day we came to our hotel, with some red wine and enjoyed  the sunset … from our balcony  …. for our great surprise a Sax was playing while waiting for the sun to set …. so romantic. …. actually I even cried… at the end …. really touching  …..

    The day after we decided to take our time – unfortunately we packed our stuff but started our day full of relax, sea and good food and …surprise ! I was meeting the Trip Advisor Expert of Santorini !! majinbu77 !!

    First we had an amazing and full of calories breakfast in OIA ……..

    Oia … what can I say … it was even more beautiful than I remembered ….. it is really like a post card ! Do you know that the only place in Greece where there are no electric cables in the air is in OIA ?? finally pictures with no ugly huge black cables!! We also went to see Kima Villas http://www.kimavilla.com/– I wanted to show it to Kostas ! the guy (as always) was very nice and showed us one room ….. and told us that next year they will completer renovate it :)

    After that we went to the Red Beach for a relaxing day …. then went to eat to a fish taverna strongly suggested by majinbu77 !  (very nice food and huge portions at Remezzo tel 228 60 82 706 with view to Caldera and pretty cheap) and second and last sunset for this year at  Santo Wines  http://www.santowines.gr/index.php?lang=en   where I finally met Stefano – my guru for Santorini

    The day was pretty over … we took the last pics .. went to Kamari for a quick walk and then back to the airport … but what a nice weekend …… I wish I could move to Santorini .. maybe  … one day ….. May be I will fulfill  my dream and become a wedding planner and organize perfect Weddings in Greece …. for people like me that want a fairy tale Wedding …..

    Following some pics … believe …. it has been hard to choose  …..  I took 400 pics in 2 days! Santorini is really fantastic!!

    Ciao !
    φιλάκια

    ps I know … maybe you are wondering …. better Oia or Imerovigli …. well .. hard to say … from Imerovigli you have a more fantastic view to the caldera …. but Oia is more repaired from the wind .. so if you want be sure about enjoining your Jacuzzi or private swimming pool  or simply your balcony it is more easier to do it in OIA – Imerovigli is like Fira, pretty exposed to the winds ….

    ciao !

     

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