Postcards from Santorini – photos that will spark your wanderlust for this gorgeous Greek Island

Postcards from Santorini – photos that will spark your wanderlust for this gorgeous Greek Island

As far as Greek islands go, Santorini is one of the most famous of the Cycladic islands, with its world renowned blue domes, white washed buildings alongside the caldera, and its stunning views of the Aegean Sea.

Here are a selection of 10 of my favourite photos from my trip to Santorini, which I hope will spark your wanderlust to visit this spectacular island. I practically cried when it was time to leave and I know I will definitely return in the near future, as I fell in love with its immense beauty.

Oia, Santorini

Oia’s famous Blue Domes with a view of Amoudi Bay in the background, a popular spot filled with traditional Greek taverns.

 

Oia, Santorini

There are so many wonderful shops to see as you stroll through the quaint streets of Oia, and I particularly loved the ones selling wall art. I regret not purchasing one!

 

Megalochori, Santorini

You can also find a blue domed church in the village of Megalochori, which is such a pretty place to take a stroll, and close to the wineries.

 

Evil eye pendant

The evil eye symbol can be seen all over Santorini, with shops selling it, pictures on walls or ornaments hanging. The Greek evil eye is known as Mati. In Greece, the Mati pendant actually dates all the way back to the 6th Century B.C in ancient times. I bought one for myself!

Oia, Santorini

An alternative view of the village if Oia, one of the most famous and most photographed of the Greek islands.

Santorini sunsets

Santorini is known for its spectacular sunsets and this one was witnesses from Imerovigli, where we were staying, and it was breath taking.

Akrotiri Lighthouse

The Akrotiti Lighthouse was built in 1892 and is the country’s oldest lighthouse. It offers amazing views from the area around it.

Ammoudi Bay, Santorini

Ammoudi Bay, a picturesque spot, 300 steps from Oia.

Venetsanos Winery, Megalochori

Wine tasting in Santorini is an amazing especially with the amazing caldera views that you can enjoy whilst sipping on fantastic Greek wine. This was taken at Venetsanos Winery, Megalochori, which is a top recommendation from me.

Santorini, Greece

Finally, wherever you are on the island, you are guaranteed incredible views and once you visit Santorini, you are guaranteed to leave a piece of your heart there.

You can read my posts about Santorini here:

Travel Guide: Santorini, Greece

Where to stay in Santorini

Where to eat and drink in Santorini

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Binita Shah-Patel

Hi, I’m Binny – a writer, dreamer, serial wanderluster and travel addict. I am originally from Kenya but now live in London. I set up this blog to share my experiences eating out as well as travelling.

I love packing my bags and going off on adventures as one of the best things about travelling is the ability to just get lost in it. To set aside the maps and itineraries and just see where the road takes you, learning and evolving and living in the moment along the way.

It’s my goal to get swept off my feet as often as possible.

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3 Comments

  1. May 27, 2018 / 11:32 am

    I would cry to if I had to leave. Got to get there first though

  2. May 29, 2018 / 12:32 pm

    It really does look picture perfect! We love Greece but your posts have definitely made me want to visit Santorini, it reminds me of Mykonos x

  3. May 30, 2018 / 9:03 am

    It’s just so pretty!!

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