How much are you loving this amazing travel-themed feature filled with fabulous guest bloggers! I want to send out a HUGE thank you to the lovely ladies who agreed to take part while I’m off exploring Ireland. If all goes as planned I should be exploring the Gap of Dunloe in County Kerry today, so be sure to check out my Instagram and Snapchat to follow along on my adventures. You can also search the hashtag #sarahsirishvacay on Twitter and Instagram!
Today, I’m welcoming Andi from Andi’s ABCs and she’s talking about her love for Santorini, Greece! This place has always captured my imagination and after reading Andi’s post below, I’ve added it to my OWN bucket list. Check out all those gorgeous hues of blue set against the stark white buildings…stunning! Honestly, I may need to sneak into Andi’s suitcase when she does go. The trip she has planned out below sounds amazing!
Hi all! I’m happy to be guest posting once again on Sarah’s blog to help her out while she is on vacation (lucky her!). Thanks for having me, Sarah!
When Sarah contacted me and asked if I would be interested in doing a Travel Bucket List post for her I didn’t even hesitate to say yes. I knew immediately the place I wanted to talk about because it has been on my Travel Bucket List for at least 18 years. I have had friends go and have seen all the pictures and have even had a calendar of the place. It is a dream to go there and hopefully in a couple of years I will make that dream a reality. What is this place you ask? Santorini, Greece.
Honestly I’m not sure what started my desire to visit Santorini. For the most part I have been a US traveler with a couple of visits to other island location. I have never been to Europe or have every had a burning desire to go anywhere in Europe. But there is something about Santorini that has drawn me to it. I don’t know if it is the white and the blue you always see in pictures, if it is the old city looking setting, or if it is the pools from hotels on cliffs. Whatever it is it has been a dream of mine to visit for a while and I get super jealous anytime I hear of people going there or see pictures of people there in my Instagram feed. But I digress.
Doing my research for this post I admit I got 100% distracted by all the beauty. There are just so many pretty places in Santorini. I could seriously look at pictures of that island forever. But I did find a great post about 50 Best Tours and Things to do in Santorini. There are a lot of really cool things to see and experience. Here are some of the ones I liked best (all text and photos are from the post linked above):
3. Cable Car from Old Port to Fira
Walk down the stairs to the Old Port, grab a drink, then take the cable car back up (though you can walk or cable car both ways if you want). From May to October the cable car runs every 20 minutes, 6:30 to 22:00 – a little longer hours in July and August, and a reduced schedule from November until April. It costs 4€ for adults and 2€ for children.
Santorini wine is great, the wineries are beautiful, and the people super friendly. It’s a fun and easy way to see the island away from the caldera. A tour is the best way of exploring more than one winery.
Family-friendly fun (depending on what’s playing, of course). Watch a movie outside as the sun sets and the sky grows dark. Wine, beer, and simple snacks available. Movies start around 9:30pm.
14. Explore the Paths, Alleys, and Stairwells of Oia
Oia has even more hidden pathways than Fira. Be sure to get off the main path and explore the magical views you’ll stumble upon. A good place to start is to find the restaurant Lotza then take the path down the cliff directly to the right of the restaurant.
19. Kamari Beach
Good swimming and lots of restaurants. The pedestrian only street along the beach is fun to walk along at night when it gets quite busy.