Hellas Travel Tales

Santorini Photo Diary

A collection of my favourite images from the magical island

You’ve probably heard of this island. It’s among the most popular tourist destinations in the whole world and certainly one of the most famous places to visit in Greece. I’ve had the good fortune to have been here twice and every time I discover hidden gems and new places to see. It’s gorgeous, it’s picturesque, it’s every bit if magic that you think it is, based on photographs that you may have seen.

It’s also very crowded and expensive but I’ll explore more about tips and things to know about visiting the island another time.

Santorini definitely is a photographer’s dream. And while I didn’t always have a good-quality camera at my possession, I do hope that these images will help you escape wherever you’re finding yourself at the moment. May you get lost in the little alleyways of the island and may you witness corners that you didn’t know existed. One thing that I’ll say for sure is that this place is definitely worth a visit!

What they say about the stunning blue and white colours being everywhere is true.

The contrasting colours of a morning in Fira (Fee-rá), the main town of the island (left), versus a sunset in Oia (Ee-a, right).

A boy playing against the disappearing sunset light.

“I run this beach mate.”

In some of the islands in the island complex of the Cyclades in the Aegean sea, one can find evidence of the presence of the Christian Catholic. The religion of Greece is Christian Orthodox, however the Catholic element was introduced during Venetian rule around the 13th century, and has remained firmly since then.

Atlantis bookstore in Oia (left), one of the most visited bookstores in the world. It’s tiny, you would never imagine how popular it is! Nighttime alleyways in Fira (right).

I bet you that fruit smelled delicious. In the main pedestrian street of Kamari you can find street vendors of all types. It’s such a delight to wonder through it.

Photo on the left: One could argue that it is not the super windy, narrow and fragile roads that you should be most scared of. It is the crazy drivers of the island. But you gotta love them along with everything else.

Alleyways and arches that lead you through to magic.

I was stunned by the incredible rock formation at Akrotiri beach. Not many tourists know about this place and there were only a handful of souls in sight.

The archaeological site of Akrotiri. Simply mind-blowing.

Castelli Resort in Kamari.

 

I leave you with this thought: you’ve come back from the beach, tired and full of food and the time is late afternoon. You take a necessary nap feeling the taste of salt on your skin, hair and sheets. You wake up and it is sunset time. You sit on a chair by the edge of  the terrace where you previously hang the wet towels to dry. You don’t speak for a few moments. All you do is watch. You watch the sea, the sky, the colours of blue and of fire as far as the eye can see.

 

M xx

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