Santorini, Greece

melissa carne in greek dress sitting on white wall in santorini greece
santorini oia church top
santorini donkey
santorini oia cactus

3 nights in Santorini, Greece

This post is all about beautiful Santorini! We travelled from Mykonos to Santorini on the Seajet ferry.

Santorini’s landscape

Santorini has to be the place I see most on Instagram and I can definitely see why, it’s just so photogenic everywhere you look! The landscape of Santorini is like nothing I have ever seen before. The Greek island was devastated by a volcanic eruption causing the landscape to have a very rugged coastline in the shape of a crescent moon, which ultimately gives it the most fantastic views! 

Famous sunsets

Of course, Santorini also has the most fantastic sunsets. The best place we found to see the sunset was in Oia. However, you need to make sure you get there very early, at least 2 hours before sunset to find a spot, that’s if you want to sit down anywhere! And beware sitting down at a bar also comes with a price, we paid 5 euros each for a small coke!

Where we stayed

While we were in Santorini we stayed in a place called Imerovigli a cute town more central of the island. I will link our accommodation here

santorini oia town church sea
oia town in santorini greece
the town of oia in santorini at dusk
santorini donkies
santorini sunset couple love
santorini oia cat in basket
santorini oia town girl sunhat
santorini sunset windmill

However, after visiting Oia I wish we had stayed there but it was way too far out of our price range. It was also very easy and cheap to catch public transport from Imerovigli to Oia. 

WALKING FROM IMEROVIGLI TO OIA

On the day we visited Oia we actually walked the coastal path from Imerovigli. This took about 3 hours however, it was so worth it as it had the most amazing views. In fact this walk/hike is actually what a lot of people recommend you to do in Santorini.

WHAT WE DID IN OUR 3 NIGHTS IN SANTORINI

We were only in Santorini for a total of 3 nights, so we spent two half days travelling, one full day visiting Oia. The other full day taking a boat from Fira to Nea Kameni. 

DAY TRIP TO NEA KAMENI

On this trip we swam in the hot volcanic springs and hiked around the crater of the volcano. This was a really good day trip and only took about 4 hours. If you do this trip I would recommend wearing sensible footwear as Sam really badly stubbed his toe and also not wearing your favourite swimming costume as it will be stained brown from the volcanic springs! I’ll leave a link here to the company we went with. 

santorini oia shop
santorini church with bells
santorini balloons girl

You also may want to take into consideration that when walking down to the port from Fira it takes a good 20-30 minutes as it is so steep. There was no way we were going to be able to walk back up it so we took the cable car up costing 8 euros per person, another cost factor you will have to take into consideration when booking this trip. However, instead of taking the cable car you could also take a donkey up the steep path, which is a very touristy thing to do but I would not recommend this as I think that it is so cruel!

OTHER POSTS

I hope you enjoyed this blog post and I have included my YouTube travel diary! I will  also leave a link to my Mykonos and Mykonos underwater posts.

Lots of love, Melissa x

nea kameni couple water
santorini greek dress pink flowers
santorini oia greek flag
santorini couple
nea kameni boats
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