Santorini, Greece

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townIf you’re looking for fantastic food, amazing views, and friendly inhabitants, Greece is about as good as it gets!

After 12 hours of travel, our driver picked us up and zipped us around the Santorini cliff side. Everywhere I looked was a picture perfect moment. I dug through my bag to pull out my camera and realized I had left it at home. Boohoo.

So let me apologize in advance for the iphone photos below as they don’t do this lovely island any justice. Not one bit. grape-vineFirst on our itinerary was the Santorini wine tour. The wine in Greece may not compare to those of France and Italy, but the tour was fun and took us to lots of interesting spots around the island.wines The island is known for their dessert wine, Vinsanto. It’s sweet and strong. Try it and bring home a bottle for someone you love. The mid-day sun burns hot on this island, so head down to the cellar and cool off.

wineryjmAnd when you’re good and tipsy, they will drop you off so you can get on with your day. The island is full of vibrant bougainvillea…

Bouganvillea-everywhereAnd mysterious stairs that lead to…

santorini-stairseven more beautiful vistas and…

sunsetall the pretty blue domed churches your heart can desire!

santorini-churchesWhen you get tired of all of the prettiness, and all you want is some adventure. You can find someone strong to carry you down the cliff side.donkeyThis guy will do.

donkey2 And just when the crowds become too unbearable…

donkeys4You’ll get to the bottom and see the pirate ship you’re about to board!

boatYou’ll sail around the Aegean sea, drink wine, dance, sing, and shout opa! Jump in and swim to a hot springs that will add 10 years to your life. And finally, when you’re  fully waterlogged and just a little sea sick, set foot on land to hike a volcano.

volcanoAnd when you make it to the top, you can celebrate with the most breathtaking sunset.

sunsetSantorini is truly one of a kind and a must see island if you are touring the Greek Isles! Put it on your bucket list.

*Hotel – http://www.andromeda-santorini.com/ We stayed in Hotel Andromeda, however if I did it again I think I’d stay closer to the town of Oia (pronounced ee-uh).

*Wine tour – http://www.santoriniwinetour.com/

Happy travels!

-Jenny

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