Oia, Greece

During our first full day in Santorini, we woke up to enjoy the amazing from our room.

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As well as breakfast – delivered to our balcony everyday!

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Seriously, who wouldn’t want to walk up to this every morning?

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As well as my favorite morning beverage – a Cafe Fredo!

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The perfect way to start the day.

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It was incredible just to sit on our balcony and take everything in. The hills just went straight down to the water.

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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!

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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. 

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Pretty view.

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For much of our time in Santorini we spent the early part of the day poolside.

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Our hotel had everything we would ever need to it was hard to justify leaving such an awesome place.

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But eventually curiosity got the better of us and we wanted to go explore the island for ourselves.

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We ventured below the small town of Oia and got to see the view from the bottom of the island, looking up!

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It was a long way up!

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We explored the little fishing village at the base of Oia

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Donkey’s!!

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It was simply gorgeous!

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The terrain was a little questionable at times.

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But we eventually found a little secluded beach.

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The water was crystal clear.

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I loved seeing the white houses lining the hills in the distance.

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Sadly, we didn’t bring our bathing suits, so we enjoyed the water from afar.

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I had to get a little dancer action down by the rocks!

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Check out the red rock!

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Before we headed into check out the village of Oia, I had my eye set on visiting a winery on the island.

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We stopped at Domaine Sigalas winery because it was highly recommended by our hotel.

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Can you spot Charles in this picture??

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The tasting area was located right in the vineyards and we were surrounded by vines.

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We decided to try out all the wines they had – When in Rome Santorini, right?

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It was a beautiful afternoon for some wine tasting!

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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!

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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.

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Oia was incredible.

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The little town was so quaint, the white houses were beautiful and the view was unlike any other.

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I did a little shopping during our time there – Oia had so many cute little shops!

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And we just explored the town, taking in the amazing view from every angle.

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This place looked like it was right out of a movie…or a dream.

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Just a few pictures from our time in Oia – Enjoy!

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As the sun began to sink in the sky we made our way back to the hotel.

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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.

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I think I fall more in love with the little island of Santorini just reliving this post with you!

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Stay tuned for some more of our fun in Santorini!

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6 Comments

  • Reply Kelley July 14, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    Your blue and white outfit matches Santorini Perfectly!

  • Reply Michael J July 14, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    Beautiful pictures. A place we would like to visit.
    Love the blue doors and the crystal clear water.

  • Reply Patty O July 14, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    Ditto from above – those red rocks were totallt amazing – Love the blue sky against all those white buildings – a must see for me!

  • Reply John Crapster July 14, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    I’m sure that you and Charles had a wonderful
    time on your honeymoon. You both are so
    great together!

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