There are many ways to get around Santorini – taxis, buses, vespas, boats – but to access some of the most scenic views, walking is the only way.
After days overindulging in Greek food, we thought it would be a good idea to walk from Grace Hotel to Oia. A good idea it certainly was, just a lot sweatier than we thought.
So pack your hiking boots, or a good pair of trainers, and follow us!
We started walking from Grace Hotel and headed uphill and north to Imerovigli main square. From there we just followed the flow of tourists and walked along a scenic pebbled alley toward Oia.
You really can’t get lost as 1) there are plenty of other people doing the same walk, 2) you can see Oia so clearly, you just have to head toward it.
After a little while we reached Ekklisia Profitis Ilias. You will recognised the little church from the Santorini postcards and guides you see in shops.
Half way through the hike, we met some new friends, who like us were suffering a bit from the hot temperatures.
We also made sure to turn around a few time to enjoy the Caldera views and take it all in.
After a rather intense hike, we reached Church of Panagia. From there we could finally see our final destination, Oia, almost a stone through away.
Overall it took us about three hours to go from Imerovigli to Oia. Right on time for lunch!