I actually come from Greece, and I have visited pretty much every square meter of my beautiful country. I want to share my experiences and give my tips to anyone wishing to visit this beautiful piece of land.
This is my travel blog that It’s being read by more than 1 million people every year (never expected that!) and I really hope it will help you out with your research to my beautiful country.
I have visited Santorini hundreds of times and I have actually lived on the island a few years ago for some time. It is my favourite greek island, but I want to be honest with you: it can also be a tourist trap and feel like a rip-off nowadays as prices have increased significantly.
Santorini’s tiny airport has recently had some upgrades, but it’s still a small airport on a small island so get prepared for below-average service and facilities.
Yes, Santorini has big chain grocery stores and supermarkets that actually have local produce as well, so you can always find cheap food to cook by yourself if you don’t want to spend a fortune in premium restaurants.
This is the fantastic Franco’s Cafe in Pyrgos with some of the most magnificent views on the island of Santorini. Pyrgos is one of my favourite villages of Santorini, and if you are looking for very cute and picturesque accommodation off the beaten path, then this is where you should stay.
This is Vlychada beach in Santorini with its dramatic white geological rock formations at the back. There is no shortage of great beaches in Santorini, and if you are visiting between May and October, you will be able to swim in the seawater as the ambient temperature would usually be above 30 degrees.
Ammoudi bay is a small bay below the famous Oia town, and if you decide to eat there you will literally be eating on the water! All 3 restaurants on the bay offer excellent quality seafood (mainly) and you won’t be disappointed. Make sure you reserve a table though as these restaurants get super busy in the high season!
Kamari is a beautiful long beach with black sand and pebbles (that can become very hot in the summer!), which is ideal for families and kids. There are lots of amenities behind the beach, many restaurants and beach bars to get a drink or a snack. Hotels in Kamari are usually cheaper than in Oia, Fira, or Imerovigli as you are not getting famous volcano views.
This is Perissa beach, the famous black beach in Santorini with lots of beach clubs, cafes and restaurants. Perivolos and Perissa are on the same long beach. The beach bar in this photo is my favourite one in Perissa called Tranquilo which is a lovely bar-restaurant with lots of healthy and vegan options with a mexican vibe.
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My name is Pavlos and I come from the beautiful country called Greece. You can follow me on Twitter here and I will try to do my best to respond to you personally. This is my blog to help you plan your next holidays to Greece and the greek islands, whether it is Santorini, Mykonos, Crete or even Athens. I was actually born in Athens and I have been to almost all of the greek islands and pretty much most of mainland Greece. I know the ins and outs of my country and hopefully my travel blog will help you make the most of your holidays.