Greece: No Linguine before Santorini


This post title is a lie. There were most certainly lots of linguine and many other types of pasta before Santorini and I don't regret it one bit, especially knowing all the fun activities we had planned.

Famous around the world for its white cliffs and glorious sunsets, Santorini has always been high on my places to visit list. So to make our 1 year anniversary extra special, we booked 4 nights in Santorini as our last stop on our island hopping escapade.


Oia is the most popular part of the island as tourists flock here for the amazing sunset. After extensive research we opted to stay in Imerovigli, a stone throw away from Fira, as it was less busy, less expensive and still offered the caldera view of the sunset.






On our first day, we arranged for a sunset tour to take us around the caldera. We climbed volcanoes and swum in the volcanic springs.



 Which reminded me a lot of what I imagined Mordor would look like...










 
Red beach and White beach. You have to pay a 5 euro water taxi fare to get from one beach to the other.




I cut my knee and grazed my thigh on the rocks for this one photo




Volcanic black sand - so good for exfoliating!


With a hangover, we hiked for 2hr 45 mins from Imerovigli to Oia. The views made it worth it.




















Being the foodies that we are, we tried to go to a different restaurant every day, however some were just too delicious to visit once...

Amoudi Fish Tavern - a must! The ambience, the service, the food - everything was perfect. One thing to note, if you do go - please take a cab as we made the mistake of walking down the donkey path in the middle of the night (I don't want to go into to much detail over what happened here but I'll let you leave that to your imagination)



Sundried Grilled Octopus - yummy!


Spaghetti and lobster


 Oven grilled fresh sea bream with vegetables


The best dinner we had during our whole trip was at this gorgeous little restaurant in Fira called Argo. Tom ordered the Picanha and I had so much food envy that I just had to order the same, on top of my crab linguine.



Spinach and walnut salad with a raspberry vinagrette dressing - delicious!


The Picanha came with a side of creamy mash and three tubes of different sauces.



 Steak and wine make me a very happy lady...

If you ever do just one thing in Santorini then please visit Avocado in Imerovegli. By far the best pork gyros I have ever tasted and we couldn't stop ourselves from coming back for more..
I am a massive fan of the Volkan beer too - a Santorinian specialty that I need to find when I get back to London.

 

On the last day, we set our alarms early to watch the sunrise from our hotel balcony. As you can tell from my previous posts that I am such a sunset groupie but this sunrise was gorgeous.



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