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Very Basic ‘Need to Knows’ for Santorini

Santorini is currently, judging by our instagram feed, THE place to be. As a result the Internet is flooded with ‘things to do in Santorini’.
The stunning white buildings built into the cliffs, the cobalt blue domes and breathtaking sunsets.
It’s everywhere on our social platforms.
So, naturally we had to check it out!


**Quick disclaimer: While I would not necessarily send you to Santorni for its beaches, there are some lovely ones dotted around the island. But, more of that in another blog post if that is of interest to you!


Things to Do in Santorini

The Santorini we see on social media is predominantly the village of Oia.
It is very much like Venice in the sense that you could just walk for days exploring the little nooks and shops and gorgeously quaint restaurants tucked into the cliffs.

Wear comfortable shoes though as there are no cars or vehicles permitted there.

It really is as picturesque as the ‘postcards’.
If you are wanting the FULL ‘instagrammable’ Santorini experience, complete with sunrise/sunset views and a personal pool, you are looking upwards of 350€ per night depending on season.

We booked an adorable, small airbnb in the village of Oia that was in walking distance to everything.
Which was just perfect, as we planned on exploring rather than lounging – so it really depends on what you are after.


It is very clean and there is an abundance of wonderful restaurants with authentic Greek food.
Its merely a matter of stumbling into one that you feel you like the menu and vibe of when hunger strikes.



We did decide to venture down to Ammoudi Bay.
When I say venture, it was an adventure.

A very steep staircase leads you all the way down from the village to the port.
We walked around the cliffs and stumbled upon a rock/beach complete with a teeny island rock which people were leaping off the top of into the crashing waves.
It was really beautiful.

On returning from our sunbathing chill, we stopped at one of the restaurants at the port. I believe it was called Sunset Restaurant. We sat on the water, and watched the sun go down with copious amounts of grilled vegetables, greek salad and fava bean dip!! 


NOTE: En route back up to the village we passed mules and donkeys being used to take tourists back up to the top.
I really urge you to not use them to ride up to the top. These poor animals were not well watered or fed to our knowledge and left in the blazing heat all day for our convenience, which really isn’t fair.
So please don’t fund it, simply take water with you and pace yourself. It isn’t so bad 🙂


Thank you so much for taking the time to read this post! If you have any recommendations for things to do in Santorini please do get in touch!

If you missed our last post, we were talking about how you can ‘become’ a digital nomad – so be sure to go and take a look!

Until next time!



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