Santorini Day 1

If you guessed that our final destination on our honeymoon travels was Santorini – you were right!

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After a quick trip in the morning to Crete, we boarded our cruise ship and set sail to the beautiful Greek Island of Santorini. 

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Charles and I hung out on the top deck of the ship and enjoyed the sunshine and scenery until it was our time for our tender boat off the ship.

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I am obsessed with the little white houses lining the top of the cliffs. Love the view from the boat!

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Our cruise ship was scheduled to stay in Santorini for only an afternoon, but Charles and I wanted to extend our visit there so we disembarked the cruise ship early to spend an extra 4 days on the beautiful island.

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Cocktails on the ship before arriving in Santorini? Yes, please!

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Seriously, how gorgeous does it look?

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Showing off our new hardware.

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I was literally jumping up and down – so excited to get to Santorini – It was the part of the trip I was most looking forward too!

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And before I knew it we were on our way to land!

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Land a’hoy!

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I was excited to see how we were going to get up this cliff!

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Do you see the twisty, curvy road there?

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Other ways to get up to the top of the island include donkey rides and a ski lift of sorts, but we were scheduled to go up the old fashioned way – by car!

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I will be honest, it was a little scary. The drivers go super fast and the roads and teeny tiny with sharp turns.

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But before I knew it – we arrived at our hotel and I was in heaven.

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Our hotel was nothing short of amazing.

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We were greeted with both an amazing view and a gorgeous pool deck.

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We started celebrating our arrival with cocktails!

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And hummus!

 

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Santorini is essentially what remains after an enormous volcanic explosion that destroyed the earliest settlements on what was formerly a single island, and created the current geological caldera – which is a giant central lagoon surrounded by high steep cliffs on three sides.

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Our hotel room came with a gorgeous view of the caldera. 

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As well as incredible views of the sunset.

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This part of the trip was all about relaxing – and that is just what we were planning to do for the next 4 days!

 

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Check out our balcony view:

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If this picture was in focus it would be totally cute!

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We got to watch our cruise ship pass through the caldera as the sun set in the sky – I was so happy we decided to extend our time here – I couldn’t wait to see what else Santorini had to offer, because I was already in love!

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In our room we were greeted with some Metaxa – a Greek aged brandy and some crisps.

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Cheers to the start of our time in Santorini!

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5 Comments

  • Reply Scargosun July 13, 2011 at 9:29 am

    OMG!!! We stayed in the same place!!!! It was AMAZING!

  • Reply anneliesz July 13, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    Santorini – Oia was our favorite place visited a few years back on a tour of the Greek Isles. Its natural beauty is breathtaking and this is a great final place for your honeymoon! I posted a recipe inspired by our trip to Greece yesterday for fig & goat’s milk yogurt parfaits… a little bit of Greece in the US. 🙂

  • Reply Lauren July 13, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    Ahhh Santorini. My husband and I went there on our honeymoon at the end of May and it was the most beautiful place I had ever seen. I actually long and ache for Santorini. We stayed in Imerovigli, where did you stay?

    I hope you ate at my favorite restaurant, La Maison, because I want to see pictures!

  • Reply Kelley July 13, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    Oh my gosh! Just when I thought this honeymoon couldn’t get any better! Amazing!

  • Reply Patty O July 13, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    Breathtaking, just breathtaking! Your hotel view is awesome, I would just sit on my balcony all day and stare at the beautiful scenery!

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