I had heard and seen so much about Santorini that prior to our trip I was worried it might not live up to the hype. But from the moment we arrived, it consistently amazed and surpassed my high expectations. We stayed in Oia, this perfect little white-washed jewel of a town perched high on the cliffs overlooking the caldera. The hotel we chose – Katikies – was one of the nicest hotels we have ever stayed in, and I hope we are able to make it back sometime soon to stay for longer. We arrived early afternoon, and after settling into our room we headed down to the largest of the property’s 3 infinity pools for a late lunch.
This was hands down one of the coolest pools we’d ever seen – the pictures really do not do it justice. When you were in the pool looking out, all you saw was the sea and the sky straight ahead, and to the right the village of Oia spread out along the cliff. We spent the afternoon relaxing in this gorgeous setting.
The food in Greece is incredible, and Chris and I were especially obsessed with the figs. They were INSANE. Unlike any figs we’ve ever had – truly the food of the gods. We ate them daily by the pool, and even though I am generally not that into food pics, these deserved one.
As the sun traveled lower in the sky towards the horizon we took one final dip before heading up to our room to get ready for dinner.
This was the view from our balcony.
We walked into town for dinner at 1800 Restaurant, which has a great rooftop dining area that is a good place to see the sunset. After another delicious meal we wandered the marble-paved streets for a while, taking note of all the places we wanted to come back and explore the next day.