What a tease!
Visiting a breathtaking, beautiful island with beautiful, sunny weather at the end of winter while Madrid is in the middle of a 10-day rain forecast really had me questioning if I should ever leave…
Santorini, Greece was so fun and different from the cities I have been visiting lately. The culture was so laid back, anywhere on the island you had an amazing ocean view, and the feeling of the warm sun instantly made me happy. Not to mention, every native we interacted with went above and beyond to make sure we were comfortable and getting the best experience possible.
Also, I got to experience this trip with my boyfriend and celebrated my 23rd birthday. So, I have zero complaints about this trip.
On our first day, we walked around the island to get a feel for our surroundings. We were able to walk around the city center and look out at the caldera view all in about five minutes. The island may have been small and compact but it was all you needed for a getaway in paradise.
The second day (my birthday) we rented an ATV for only 25 euros and saw the entire island. It. Was. Amazing!!
Again, although the island is small, there is really a lot to it. We saw the red beach in Akrotiri, visited the black sand beaches in Perissa, went on a winery tour and did a wine tasting at Santo Wines in Pyrgos, and ended the ATV adventure in Oia for sunset.
This trip left us craving warmer weather and a week-long stay on the island. My boyfriend and I promised each other and set a goal that we’d return for a week-long vacation next time in the Summer of 2020! Fingers crossed!