Santorini, Greece

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Santorini is a breathtakingly beautiful place. You see the pictures of this amazing Greek island all over the place. In magazines, Pinterest, your Instagram feed and you never seem to come across a bad picture. The views are absolutely spectacular and definitely unforgettable.

On our way from Folegandros, we made a pit stop on the island of Santorini. We were lucky enough to stay in Oia, the little village at the very tip of the island known for its amazing sunset views. And amazing sunset views it did deliver. My husband managed to find a little cave house at the absolute tip of the island with an enormous private patio with nothing else to look at but the horizon. Needless to say, I was very fortunate to spend my birthday in this little slice of paradise!

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The only downside was that we were only able to spend one day and night there and had little chance to explore the rest of the island (which I’m told is also beautiful). Oia is filled little boutiques and restaurants all with a great view of the caldera. The caldera for those of you that don’t know (I found out when I got there) is the collapsed remains of a volcano. Santorini’s windy, up and down paths are fun to navigate and slightly precarious at times. I managed to slip and fall on my ass within hours of being there, smashing our only postcard in the process. However, that could just be because I’m rather clumsy at times!

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A couple of days in the high season would be enough to enjoy this paradise as it’s quite full of tourists. But if you can find a secluded spot like ours, I would recommend at least a week! 

Where we stayed:

White Pearl Sunset Villa

The views were magnificent from this villa. It’s located on the furthest point of the island and boasts the most amazing sunset view. It was lovely having a gorgeous patio to ourselves as many people start looking for the perfect spot to view the sunset quite early as space is limited in the village!

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