Saturday, May 27, 2017

Oia Santorini

Oía, Santorini was amazing. Oia was our first stop on our Greece trip.  We flew from Naples, Italy to Athens and then from Athens to Santorini. We knew we wanted to do at least one of the Greek Islands and since everyone raves about Santorini we thought that it would be a really good place to go and it definitely lived up to the hype it is so beautiful.  The first place we stayed was Oia and Oia is probably the most picturesque town in Greece. When you Google or Pinterest Santorini pictures of Oia is usually what comes up it has the white houses the traditional cave houses and the blue roofed cathedrals and calderas and that gorgeous sunset and the white washed cliffside dwelling's. We stayed at Caldera Villas hotel. They picked us up from the airport in the shuttle which was really nice. And took us to the check in point which was a office in the main part of Oia and then once we got checked in someone took us to our room. The hotel was very neat it was a traditional cliffside dwelling cave and I had a pool and breakfast I would definitely recommend it. We stayed there for two nights and it was really centrally located and had a great restaurants really close it was perfect for us.
Oia was really fun to just walk around and explore it's not a very big village it's really small but there is a lot to see and do. There is a lots of shops and lots of restaurants Clark and I were talking and we came to the conclusion that we came across the most Americans so far on any trip. We have been to quite a few places in Europe and there seemed to be the most American tourist in Santorini. 
We did the fish baths where the fish eat the dead skin cells off your feet I think they first became really popular in Japan but they're also really popular in the islands of Greece and so we did one of those and it was really fun. It was kind of ticklish and kind of like a vibrating feel it wasn't so bad when you weren't looking at the fish but if you look down at your feet and saw the fish nibling on them then it was kind of weird. We also had a fantastic food while there I think we both came to the conclusion that her favorite meal was a place in Oia called, Terpsi en Oia, it was a rather expensive though. Santorini  was the most expensive place we stayed a while in Greece, but worth it. Also the bakery, Melenio Cafe, was fantastic they have really great chocolate cake! And we were told to try Skalla which we did, it was good but not my favorite place. 
One of the nights we were there we got to the sunset overlook. People say that Oia sunsets are some of the best in the world and so we wanted to see it for ourselves and while I'll say it was very pretty I don't know if it was worth waiting an hour and a half packed in like sardines with a bunch of other people on the cliffside to see it. I think there are probably many other places on the island to see the sunset that is probably just as beautiful or even more beautiful because there aren't as many people. There were lots of dogs and cats and donkeys in Santorini and they all seem to have owners even though they all kind of did their own thing and we're just around laying in the front of shops. The dogs and the cats would lay in the sun and people come along a pet them.
We also got a swim in the pool at our hotel and it was absolutely amazing stunning views and it was great because it was just the two of us during the day. I think everyone else was out exploring. I would definitely recommend trying to explore the town in the morning or in the evening if you're actually staying there because in the afternoon we noticed that it was super busy with all of the cruise ship people coming up from Fira. And since we were actually staying in Oía we have the luxury to kind of bypass some of the big crowds. So during the day we enjoyed the sunshine and pool! I have way to many photos to share, sorry about the overload but this is even me narrowing down a lot! 
love, Carlee
Blue Striped Dress: Forever21
Nike shoes: Famous Footwear
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Thanks for the wonderful comment. I read and enjoy every single one. Have a question for me, I will reply as soon as I can. Love , Carlee