Sharing the last post from Greece featuring Santorini. Santorini was our last destination in Greece; after this we flew back to Athens as we had our flight to Paris (post coming soon) from Athens. Santorini is one place I was the most excited to visit, thanks to all the gorgeous pictures on the Internet. We kept our stay a very relaxed one in this beautiful Greek island.
We took a ferry from Mykonos to Santorini (~4 hr) via Hellenic Seaways. Our ferry was HIGHSPEED 6, which is a huge, high speed catamaran with no open decks. We went in May first week (end of shoulder season), so there weren't frequent ferries from Mykonos to Santorini. This one costed us €62 per person in the economy class. As it's a huge catamaran, it didn't give us a bumpy ride, instead a super smooth ride.
Santorini, Cocoon Suites – Greece Travel Diaries
We stayed in Santorini for 3 days at the gorgeous Cocoon Suites. Cocoon Suites is a luxury resort with 8 beautifully crafted suites; 6 with private plunge pools. I can go on and talk about how beautiful is this place; but the highlight is the services and hospitality. I have never stayed at a place where people are so in love with what they are doing. Excellent rooms, breathtaking views, and superb hospitality.
Things to do in Santorini
Sunset at Amoudi Bay
Perissa - Black Beach
Imerovigli: We checked in our hotel in the evening and decided to stay there only. As our stay was in Imerovigli only, we could actually that place. Imerovigli is perfect for evening strolls, lovely restaurants, gorgeous views of the sea, beautiful churches, pretty little alleyways and everything pretty.
Wine Tasting: Wine tasting is a must in Santorini, we went to the Santowines Winery for this and totally loved the experience. We opted for the guided tour of the winery, cellar with 6 wines to taste.
Oia: Even more pretty churches, shops, restaurants, and gorgeous views.
Amoudi Bay: Sunsets are pretty intense and absolutely calming from almost everywhere in Santorini but this place is my favourite. Although we couldn't witness a clear sunset thanks to the overcast, this place is a must for gorgeous sunsets.
Perissa - Black Beach: This beach is famous for its nightlife. So many happening party places with gorgeous views of the Aegean sea.
How’s What in Santorini, Greece?
FOOD: As with all the other places in Greece, food in Santorini is also superb. Definitely try Greek olives, and VinSanto wine (Santorini's wine).
TRANSPORT: Rental cars are the best option. There are many rental car services at the port, you can rent a car and then leave it at the airport on your day back. We rented Nissan Micra for 2 days from the port and left it at the airport on our last day.
SAFETY: We found it pretty safe.
PEOPLE: Extremely helpful, courteous, and full of life.
OUR STAY: We stayed at Cocoon Suites. It is a designer property having 8 beautifully crafted suites, with breathtaking views of the Aegean and Caldera. I really recommend this place, and anyday I'd love to go back there.
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