Imagine clear blue skies, a deep sparkling ocean blue sea, and whitewashed houses soaking in the bright warmth of the Mediterranean sun. That’s Santorini.
With only three full days on Santorini, it was my mission to take it slow and relax while enjoying as much as I could. Day two on Santorini was all about exploring the town of Oia and what it had to offer. This is one of the best things I love about arriving at a new destination. I love walking around the area and taking it all in for the first time. That internal rush you get when you visit somewhere new, I can’t explain it. Everything is somehow more exciting and the ordinary can turn into something extraordinary. It’s these moments in travel I cherish most, because you only get that one chance and one moment to experience it.
Tips for Santorini Day 2
- Take a chance to explore some of the small paths off Oia’s main road. You’ll be surprised at what you’ll find.
- Sometimes you may find a roped off path or sign indicating a residential area. Respect it and don’t go past it for a photo. Don’t be that disrespectful tourist we all sneer at.
After a long morning of soaking in my balcony view (trust me it was very hard to pull away from it every day) I took myself up the steep steps from my cave house and up to the main road running though Oia. Walking down this road you’ll find a lot of shops, restaurants, and cafes. What I recommend you do is to try and walk up and down some of the small pathways that veer off the main road. These small and winding alleys can lead you to other amazing viewpoints, tucked away restaurants, or quaint little cafes. A forewarning though, some of the pathways lead to residential areas you cannot go past unless you are staying there. A lot of the pathways traveling down the cliffs are also uneven and can be precarious.
But if you’re ready to explore, you really can’t go wrong anywhere you go on Santorini. Everywhere you turn there’s always another breathtaking view to capture or a beautiful house to admire. But enough of me telling you, I’d rather show you through my all my photos!
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