Breathtaking Santorini, Greece

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Today was a day I will not soon forget.  I am IN LOVE with Santorini. When you see these photos, you may be too.

I did not know a single thing about this island before I arrived. My first glimpse of this picturesque island was from my deck on board the Serenade of the Seas. When I saw the deep blue of the ocean and the sky, I could not wait to get out and experience the magic of Santorini.

According to the Internet, Santorini is essentially what remains of a [formerly] single island after an enormous volcano erupted  destroying the earlier settlements and creating the current geological caldera. I don’t have time to research it right now but however it got here – it’s beautiful!  The buildings are carved into the cliffs, the water is the color of sapphires, the sky is the clearest-deepest blue I’ve ever seen, and the blue is offset by the crisp white buildings.  I kept thinking that my sister would love this island because blue is her favorite color.

I did not take a guided tour of Santorini – opting instead to wander the streets and discover it’s treasures on my own. I’m going to let the photos speak for themselves. Believe me, they do not do Santorini justice.


Kris in Santorini, Greece.

There are three ways to get to the top of the island: climb 614 stairs, ride a donkey or take a lift.  I opted for the lift. Duh!

We rode the lift up and – see the stairs in
the background? We walked 614 steps down!

Dome ceiling inside a church.

This little girl was just chatting away . . .

I liked the pink on the church.

I did not take this photo. I wanted to show the
Mediterranean architecture.
Diane in Santorini.

I want to stay in this hotel when I win the Lottery!

We had lunch here.

Too cute!

View from the restaurant window.

Santorini is the perfect wedding destination.

Beautiful couple.

Happy Girl!

He passed us on the way down.

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