Greece is among the prettiest destinations in Europe and selecting only a few photos of Greece for any recent photo contest was no easy task, but the Acropolis will not be ignored. Our Greek vacation included Athens, Mykonos, Paros and Santorini and also the photo that basically won second put in place the contest was obviously a photo of a gingerbread.
The magical island of Santorini is right during the gorgeous, blue Aegean Sea. The Greece you have always wanted involves life for this island while using white buildings and streets. Most of the hotels for this island are small but luxurious. For a traditional Greek experience, consider residing at small, family owned hotels. Many of these family run hotels have just a couple rooms or suites available.
If you are interested in privacy, consider Astarte Suites. This family run hotel only has nine suites. It is located within the very least populated portion of the island. Each suite is unique. Each suite has Jacuzzis, flat-screen televisions, and king-size beds. Breakfast is served on your private balcony.
Take some.5 mile hike from Fira to Oia. Be sure to take water and wear comfortable shoes. The views of the ocean and also the volcano are spectacular.
Check your ruins of Ancient Thera. This ancient city includes remains from multiple periods for example the Hellenistic, Roman, and Byzantine. Once you reach the ancient city, it is possible to look down to see the black sand beaches. Kamari Beach is among the most favored beaches on Santorini.
Enjoy at a later date at the lake at Red Beach. The beach is named for reddish volcanic sand.