Greece is probably the prettiest destinations in Europe and selecting just one or two photos of Greece to get a recent photo contest was no easy task, however the Acropolis will not ignored. Our Greek vacation included Athens, Mykonos, Paros and Santorini along with the photo that really won second invest the contest would have been a photo of your gingerbread.
The magical island of Santorini is appropriate in the center of the gorgeous, blue Aegean Sea. The Greece you have always wanted comes to life with this island with all the white buildings and streets. Most with the hotels with this island are small but luxurious. For a traditional Greek experience, consider staying at small, family owned hotels. Many of these family run hotels have only a few rooms or suites available.
If you are interested in privacy, consider Astarte Suites. This family run hotel has only nine suites. It is operating out of the least populated area of the island. Each suite is different. Each suite has Jacuzzis, flat-screen televisions, and king-size beds. Breakfast is served in your private balcony.
Take some.5 mile hike from Fira to Oia. Be sure to take water and wear comfortable shoes. The views with the ocean along with the volcano are spectacular.
Check out the ruins of Ancient Thera. This ancient city includes remains from multiple periods like the Hellenistic, Roman, and Byzantine. Once you get through to the ancient city, you'll be able to look down to see the black sand beaches. Kamari Beach is probably the most widely used beaches on Santorini.
Enjoy another day at the lake at Red Beach. The beach is known as for reddish volcanic sand.