Santorini is exactly like the picturesque island you see in all the photos. From its gorgeous whitewashed buildings to the amazing views, it is the ideal vacation spot. It's easy to get there. Just hop on a plane from Athens (it takes 45 minutes) or catch the 8 hour ferry with Blue Star Ferries. We took the ferry there and the plane back. Since we wanted a relaxing, low key stay with with optimal views, we chose to stay in Oia. The fresh seafood, room service and postcard views will make you want to stay forever.
Canaves Oia Hotel & Suites
84702, Oia, Santorini, Greece
+30 22860 71453
1. Skala, Oia, Santorini, Thíra, Kikladhes, Greece
A casual, authentic dining experience with fresh fish, delicious tomatoes and the must-try Santorini fava dish. $30USD for two people.
2. Ambrosia Restaurant, Near the Old Church, Oia Village, Oia 84702, Greece
A fine dining experience, with fresh gourmet options of typical Greek fare. Delicious fish soup.
3. Dimitri's at Amoudi Bay, Amoudi Bay, Oia, Greece
At the bottom of the steep path to Amoudi Bay is Dimitri's. You'll sit literally right next to the water and select from the fresh fish options. $100USD for two people.
Not to miss
1. Spiridakos Sailing Cruises
Semi-Private Catamaran Sailing with Captain Leo
A super memorable sailing experience with a fun crew and an easy going captain.
2. Atlantis Books
An adorable little book store with collector items and first editions.
3. Walk the 300 steps down to Amoudi Bay