I arrived Santorini in the late afternoon from Mykonos by ferry. I stayed in Santorini Palace, located at Firostefani, one the very first resort in Santorini, which is only few meters away from the cliff of the Caldera and the panoramic view of the volcano.
After our dinner, we rushed to see the spectacular sunset of Santorini. After that, we walked to the Fira town. It was a ‘difficult’ walk, as the sceneries were too beautiful and we were busy taking photos and ‘unwilling’ to move. The view of the Caldera is breathtaking and indescribable. Besides admiring the beautiful caldera and taking photographs, we also did a light shopping on our way to Fira town, before we called it a day.
The next morning, after breakfast, we walked to the Fira town again for photo taking. At 10 am, led by our tour guide, we left the Fira town and go to Pyrgos. Pyrgos is a hillside village, which was declared a protected settlement in 1995. Pyrgos is located at the highest point of Santorini, so we had the chance to have panoramic views of the whole island. We saw traditional architecture, remains of neo-classical mansions, small white houses, galleries, vineyards and churches.
Next, we were driven to Kamari beach for lunch. The beach is covered by black sand while on the left side of the beach is an enormous rock called Mesa Vouno that rises from the sea. The beach of Kamari offering a wide range of facilities like sunbeds, umbrellas and various types of water sports. Due to the modern amenities including hotels, restaurants, snacks, cafes, bars and night clubs the village becomes quite popular with tourists during the peak season.
After lunch, we left the black beach and went to Santo Winery for wine tasting. Due to its stunning views of Santorini, it is a very popular and famous place for wedding photo shoot and reception.
Next, we went to Oia, the most famous beautiful and picturesque of all villages of Santorini. Oia is also situated on top of an impressive cliff and offers a spectacular view over the volcano of Palia and Nea Kameni and the island of Thirassia. It is a traditional village with charming houses in narrow streets, blue domed churches, and sun-bathed verandas. Its streets have plenty of tourist shops, taverns, cafes, and other shops. We have a treat of gelato upon arrival, after that, we had a short brief description of the village by the tour guide . After that, we have free time to explore and take photographs until dinner time. After dinner, we went to see the most beautiful sunset in Oia, the highlight of our day. It is certainly a beautiful day of my life.