During our first full day in Santorini, we woke up to enjoy the amazing from our room.
As well as breakfast – delivered to our balcony everyday!
Seriously, who wouldn’t want to walk up to this every morning?
As well as my favorite morning beverage – a Cafe Fredo!
The perfect way to start the day.
It was incredible just to sit on our balcony and take everything in. The hills just went straight down to the water.
Our plans for our first full day were to relax and enjoy the day and then go exploring Oia – the little white village on one end of the island – you can see it here in the distance!
Directly across from our hotel – which was called Xenones Filotera, and I highly recommend it – is Therasia which is a smaller island formed after volcanic activity.
For much of our time in Santorini we spent the early part of the day poolside.
Our hotel had everything we would ever need to it was hard to justify leaving such an awesome place.
But eventually curiosity got the better of us and we wanted to go explore the island for ourselves.
We ventured below the small town of Oia and got to see the view from the bottom of the island, looking up!
It was a long way up!
We explored the little fishing village at the base of Oia
It was simply gorgeous!
The terrain was a little questionable at times.
But we eventually found a little secluded beach.
The water was crystal clear.
I loved seeing the white houses lining the hills in the distance.
Sadly, we didn’t bring our bathing suits, so we enjoyed the water from afar.
I had to get a little dancer action down by the rocks!
Check out the red rock!
Before we headed into check out the village of Oia, I had my eye set on visiting a winery on the island.
We stopped at Domaine Sigalas winery because it was highly recommended by our hotel.
Can you spot Charles in this picture??
The tasting area was located right in the vineyards and we were surrounded by vines.
We decided to try out all the wines they had – When in
Rome Santorini, right?
It was a beautiful afternoon for some wine tasting!
Oh wait! I forgot to mention how we got around the island – we rented a ATV for the entire time we were in Santorini. It was the perfect way to travel!
After tasting and purchasing some new favorite wine – we have honeymoon wine now! – We headed into Oia (pronounced Ee-Ah) to check out the village.
Oia was incredible.
The little town was so quaint, the white houses were beautiful and the view was unlike any other.
I did a little shopping during our time there – Oia had so many cute little shops!
And we just explored the town, taking in the amazing view from every angle.
This place looked like it was right out of a movie…or a dream.
Just a few pictures from our time in Oia – Enjoy!
As the sun began to sink in the sky we made our way back to the hotel.
We knew the sunsets in Oia are supposed to be the best in the world, but we decided to enjoy it that night from the comfort of our little balcony.
I think I fall more in love with the little island of Santorini just reliving this post with you!
Stay tuned for some more of our fun in Santorini!