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Greece Travel Series: Santorini – An Unforgettable View (Part I)

May 7, 2017

Every morning feels like a dream, and I’m soaking up every minute of it.

To be honest, every day since we’ve been here has been so amazing (I still can’t believe we’re already at half-way point!), but I can’t help but notice that this morning feels extra special because well, we’re in SANTORINI! And let me tell you, I could seriously get used to this view.

We arrived at the port where we took another Blue Star Ferry that brought us to Santorini. I seem to be getting used to this whole ferry thing because I actually found myself looking forward to it this time around. Oh, I should also mention that Cody and I snuck into the business class section towards the end of the cruise, which definitely added to the experience. I still don’t know how we managed to do this considering that on a “tourist looking” scale, we were about an 11/10, but hey I had the yummiest meal and a comfortable snooze so I’m not complaining.

Before we knew it, we found ourselves standing at the Santorini port and I immediately fell in love. On our arrival, our Airbnb host welcomed us and drove us to our home for the next 4 days. Looking back now, I feel bad because as he tried to make small talk during the drive, I couldn’t even lift my jaw to formulate a response I was in such awe of this incredible Greek Island. How is this even real?! (Luckily Cody took over and did all the talking).

I’ll give you fair warning that I have gotten a little carried away with my camera in Santorini (hence why there will be a part I and part II to this entry) but how can you not? Also, many of you have been requesting to see even more photos from Santorini, so I’m more than excited to share!

In case any of you were wondering, I’m wearing:
Bodysuit: Zara (Sold Out)
Pants: Zara Shop Here
Shoes: Forever 21 (Sold Out)

Bathing suit: American Apparel Shop Here

Shoes: Forever 21 (Sold Out)

We are staying in Amoudi Bay, and it is so quickly starting to feel like our little home down here. I must admit when we first arrived, I questioned if we should have booked a place that was higher up on the island versus being on the water. Cody looked at me and said: “you just wait“… Ugh, why is he always right? As it turns out, Amoudi Bay has been the perfect spot for so many reasons. The view, the location, the environment and of course, the price!

Yes, we went cliff jumping at the famous spot in Amoudi Bay but I also did a total belly flop on my way down and bruised every limb. So you know, I have a love-hate relationship with that experience.

This little bay is so unique and isn’t as well known as the other areas on the island, which is ideal because it’s affordable and we’re tucked away from all of the tourist action. My favorite part? We are located just under Oia, which is by far the most beautiful area on the island. This is where you get that classic picturesque view of Santorini, especially during sunset. So, with a 15-minute climb up the steps from our place, we have the most incredible view right at our fingertips. I’m laughing at myself typing this because yes the climb is 15 minutes, but let me tell you it is a SERIOUS WORKOUT. We do have the option to take donkeys (also laughing at the fact this is even a thing), but Cody and I have been loving to get exercise where we can, even if it means taking frequent breaks at every corner…

If you haven’t already got the hint we definitely recommend staying in or at least visiting Amoudi Bay if you’re travelling to Santorini. For more information about the place we’re staying in, leave a comment in the box below!

Top: Zara –  Shop Here
Shorts: Zara (Sold Out)

We’ve gotten into the routine of watching the sunset every night overlooking the caldera in Oia. With a glass of local wine and a bowl of the famous Santorni peanuts (if you know, you know), I don’t think it gets much better than this.

So, I’m hoping now you can understand why Santorini has been an unforgettable view! And of course, the pictures don’t even do justice just how beautiful it is.

Side Note: Find a man that looks at you like Cody is looking at his first ever Gyros.

Keep an eye out for part II where I will be sharing more exciting snippets from our time spent in Santorini – beaches, restaurants and of course more views because it never gets old!

Until then,

 

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