Saturday, 2 July 2016

Guide to Santorini: Things to do Part 1

We spent seven days in Santorini and managed to do everything we wanted. Here are a few recommendations on what you can do.

Rent a quad bike

Being a bit of a scaredy cat initially with the speed these bikes reach, it didn't take long before I totally fell in love with the welcome breeze against my skin and the freedom of being able to hop on and off as we pleased. This is by far the best way to explore Santorini and definitely the most fun.

We first stopped off in the traditional, picturesque village of Megalochori. Where we wandered along the winding, cobble stoned streets admiring the historical mansions, old traditional houses and surrounding vineyards.

Top- H&M
Shorts- Topshop
Sandals- Topshop
Sunglasses- Rayban

In the centre of the village is a beautiful square surrounded by flowering trees, where we stopped off for a break and much needed shade from the afternoon sun before heading off to our next destination.

Eros Beach at Theros Wave Bar

Santorini is certainly not renowned for it beaches but there are a few gems if you are willing to look hard enough. On the southernmost part of the island Eros beach is definitely worth a trip.

Only accessible via quad bike or car, the dusty, winding dirt track down to the beach is stunning. The lunar landscape is dramatic here and feels out of this world due to the rock formations, sculptured by erosion over the years.

Eventually you end up at Eros Beach, a secluded piece of paradise. The perfect place to spend an afternoon sunbathing on the volcanic black sandy beach.

It feels so private here, and a nice change from the crowds at Kamari and Perissa Beach.

Bikini- H&m
Bangles- Primark
Sunglasses- Rayban
Beach towel- Primark

Tired of sunbathing we took shelter from the sun and ducked into the shade of Theros Wave Bar. A uniqiue and stylish setting it was one of those 'pinch me moments' and fast became one of my favourite spots. 

We were lucky to have the whole terrace to ourselves and was the perfect place to relax with refreshing cold drinks and admire the breathtaking views.

Reluctantly, we had to prise ourselves from the cosy corners of Theros and head off in search for one of Santorini's infamous sunsets.

Linda x

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