Okay, I am done with winter now. Can you send me back to the Greek summer?
Santorini – 2016
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!
Today’s Thursday-Sunset is brought to you by Santorini.
Little boats sailing, little birds flying, all toward the sun.
Santorini – 2016
Summer is coming to Europe, if you are planning your vacations chances are you are considering Greece, and more particularly Santorini. I mean, who wouldn’t? Just look at that view!
Now if you want to make your stay extra special, and truly feel like a VIP, I may just know the place. Facing Skaros Rock, the Grace hotel is one of his kind! Nested on the cliff with views to die for.
Perfectly located in Imerovigli, you will be able to easily walk to Fira and even hike to Oia if you want! It is also one of the best spots to enjoy the sunset.
We stayed in the Honeymoon suite as we were there for, you guessed it, our honeymoon, and I never felt as special as then and there.
From the moment you enter the hotel the staff know who you are and why you are here. Everybody is so considerate and lovely!
We spend most of the following 4 days in our very own plunge pool with the best view on the entire island.
Every evening you will find the most adorable treats in your room.
And sometime you may even be treated to champagne!
Whats not to like with breakfast views like this?