Greece is amongst the prettiest destinations in Europe and choosing just a few photos of Greece for a recent photo contest was no easy task, though the Acropolis will not ignored. Our Greek vacation included Athens, Mykonos, Paros and Santorini along with the photo that truly won second invest the contest would be a photo of the gingerbread.
The magical island of Santorini is appropriate in the center of the gorgeous, blue Aegean Sea. The Greece of your dreams involves life on this island while using white buildings and streets. Most from the hotels on 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 searching for privacy, consider Astarte Suites. This family run hotel only has nine suites. It is operating out of minimal populated area of the island. Each suite is unique. Each suite has Jacuzzis, flat-screen televisions, and king-size beds. Breakfast is served on the private balcony.
Take the 4.5 mile hike from Fira to Oia. Be sure to take water and wear comfortable shoes. The views from the ocean along with the volcano are spectacular.
Check out the ruins of Ancient Thera. This ancient city includes remains from multiple periods including the Hellenistic, Roman, and Byzantine. Once you reach the ancient city, you can look down to see the black sand beaches. Kamari Beach is amongst the most favored beaches on Santorini.
Enjoy at a later date by the pool at Red Beach. The beach is named for reddish volcanic sand.