A couple of weeks ago myself and my sister, Lydia had the pleasure of travelling to the beautiful Greek island that is Santorini, and when I say beautiful, I mean BEAUTIFUL!! It was a paradise of colourful buildings, winding pretty paths and warm, wonderful people. If you’re thinking of honeymooning here then I would highly recommend it! Here I’m going to share where we stayed, the best local restaurants and let you in on the little hidden gems of Santorini!
We stayed at the most incredible airbnb accommodation called Rose’s cave and I have to say it was incredible! Let me start with the views, every morning when I surfaced out of the cave it would literally take my breath away! Gorgeous seas in front of me & to my left and right an array of colourful houses built into the side of the island! We had the perfect place to sit outside eat our breakfast & read plus we could sunbath on the loungers provided for us too! One of the things that really struck me about the accommodation too was how close it was to everything, yet how private it was! We were literally a 5 minute walk up the steps onto the Main Street of Oia, it was perfect.
Inside the cave was so much more spacious that I imagined, it had an open plan living/kitchen/eating area when you walked through the door & a back room which had a double bed & wardrobes. The sofas in the living area could also be made into beds if wanted and we then had an awesome shower which embodied the cave theme too!
Our airbnb host Rose was absolutely fantastic! He arranged transportation to and from the airport for us, had someone meet us to carry our suitcases to the cave & greeted us there with a bottle of wine when we arrived! He then told us all about the local area, his favourite restaurants, where we could shop and even gave us a Greek mobile phone that we could take with us everywhere to call him on in case we had any questions or needed help with anything! I seriously can’t recommend airbnb enough you guys, it’s a much more personal experience and you get to know the best spots recommended by the locals!
Oia is the small town where we stayed and is the the most famous part of Santorini for it’s colourful buildings built into the island, this is where you’ll get those perfect photos that literally look like a postcard! There tends to be one main footpath through Oia filled to the brim with restaurants, shops, market stalls and view points! Me and Lyd spent most of our days wandering through and admiring all of the greek creations, if you wander off the path you’ll find supermarkets, ice cream parlours and more wonderful restaurants! The one thing about Santorini is that it’s a maze of beauty, no matter which road or path you take you’ll be greeted with amazing places, sights people and sometimes donkeys!