For those of you looking to travel through the great islands of Greece here are some things you’ll want to know. The first few days felt like a dream. I saw some of the best views I had ever seen. Below are some helpful hints to make sure you get the most out of your stay.
- Accommodations: Normally I would say crash anywhere and spend your time exploring, but that’s not the case for Santorini. It’s very warm and humid so I would recommend making sure you have access to a pool or plan most of your day around the water. There are some really cool towns like Fira and Oia to explore but if you don’t stay cool you’re going to burn out quick and there goes your nights.
- Food: Restaurants everywhere, but if you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the busy towns check out Da Vinci Italian restaurant just above Fira. It had some of the best margherita pizza I’ve ever had, plus if you stay close they deliver to you so you can eat and watch the sunset from your own place. If you’re not looking to break the bank or traveling on a budget, you’ll find a good gyro in many places – one that we like is Yogi Gyro in Fira.
- Transportation: We were told a couple times to just take a taxi, but after the first taxi ride to our hotel we realized it would start to add up so we rented a car. It was great and we were able to explore different parts of the island. The driving is more aggressive and the roads are tight but it made the driving experience even better – I felt like a race car driver the whole time.
- Activities: Along with the views of the ocean from the city you can also see some amazing views by boat. I would recommend this to everyone it was one of the coolest things we did: for around 115 euros you can take a sunset cruise around the island and also see surrounding islands. The tour lasts around 5 hours and during the tour the staff cooks dinner. The dinner is actually really good and you’re with 7 to 10 other people on the boat so it makes it nice to see where everyone is from. You’ll have two options sunset or morning tour make sure to do the sunset, you won’t regret it.