Unlike Ios I have so many photos from our afternoon in Santorini!
But before we get to Santorini, we left Ios and headed to a beautiful swim spot on the other side of Ios. The photo doesn't do it justice but it was honestly beautiful, like I said earlier something we wouldn't have seen without Greek skippers and if we'd done ferries the whole time.
The trip over from Ios to Santorini was rough and I spent the whole time feeling absolutely awful, the first time this trip I had been feeling sea sick… We had been pretty smart and bought along sea sickness tablets (grab them even if you don't think you'll get sea sick, better to be safe trust me) however the second lot we bought, the pharmacist gave us the natural ones which were pretty much just ginger tablets and they were no where near as effective as chemically formulated ones..
I was pretty lucky that we had some nurses on our boat who had bought long some anti-nausea tablets, which were honestly a life saver!
Coming into Santorini though it's absolutely beautiful This was our first glimpse at the island and you just got the feeling that this was a special place!
As you can kind of see from the above photo the docks where the boats were moved over night were quite a steep walk up to Oia and it was hot, about 30 degrees Celsius, however our skipper informed us that we could get donkeys up to the top!
Once we were in the village we decided to grab some lunch at literally the first place (a restaurant called Floga) we stumbled across, which was actually a really good idea because the food and the view were absolutely stunning!
I mean the presentation of the food was just incredible, the attention to detail, Lachy's seafood risotto even came with a shot of ouzo poured of dry ice.. I think we sat here for about an hour and a half just enjoying the view, the waiter even told us to just relax and not rush and just enjoy even after we had finished. Floga wasn't the cheapest place, I think for the whole lunch it ended up being about €70ish with a tip but again I was drinking a €14 glass of rosè (incredible and I wish I could remember the name) and it is Santorini which is just generally more expensive but we honestly had no issues with spending more money there, it was absolutely worth it!
We spent our afternoon in and out of shops just for the air conditioning, it was hot! We ended up having a few cocktails at this cocktail bar to just relax and cook down!
Once again the view was incredible, blue skies and and oceans. Our goal for the day was to find a place that would have an incredible view for the sunset..
We ended up finding a restaurant with such an amazing view, I have no idea what the name is and I should start taking notes of names so I can actually let you guys know…
We were lucky to have a table without anyone in front of us, but that also meant we were suddenly surrounded by people as the sun was setting, I guess that was to be expected though.
Everyone does say Santorini does have the best sunset in Greece, and I can definitely see why.