I bumped into my friend Jaimie and she looked totally fabulous. So much so I've dedicated this post to her. This lady and me have been fashion buddies for a many years - people think I make Primark look good but dolls, she takes it to a whole different level. She makes Primark look Prada!
Staying current, she wore beautiful florals from top to bottom did the whole oriental spin to it.
Stop what you're doing - if you haven't been to Santorini yet - book it now!!
Dude this place is basically paradise. Life feels absolutely perfect there even if it's only for a week!
We went last minute and ended up staying in Perissa which is stunning btw. The most popular places to stay are Oia and Thira (Fira) as they are the most picturesque but I am so happy we stayed in Perissa or else we never would have thought to visit there - we would have been blinded by the beauty of the other two. It really doesn't matter where you stay though because getting around the whole island takes about 2 hours if you hire a good quad - preferably 200cc and upwards.
Although the island is small, each part of it offers a different view and a different feel. My favourite places were Oia and Perissa - Thira is "the capital" which is outrageous as an island that small doesn't need a capital - but Thira is really busy and has a lot of buzz around it - wasn't what I wanted coming from London though!!
Perissa is quiet but beautiful - mountainous, beachy & romantic. It was the perfect place to come back to after a day being tourists.
I was so impressed with how much there was to do in Santorini - we probably did more there than we did in Thailand and if you've been to Thailand, you know there are excursions per minute. I particularly loved the boat trips and swimming in the hot springs ! The Greek are also beautiful and helpful people - their attention to detail and customer service tripled the beauty of the place.
Oia is simply the most beautiful place I have been to - it is exactly as you'd picture when you think of Santorini! Pristine architecture, blue dome churches, cobbled streets, restaurants with VIEWS and beautiful sunset spots.
The sunsets are INSANE.
Between Thira and Oia you find beautiful infinity pools. We looked around a bit and found West East Suites had the best one. WE is a beautiful high end hotel so rooms are a little on the pricey side but totally worth it especially for a special celebration or a 'just-cause' moment.
Soo i'm basically a pro at Santorini now - Protorini - if you have any questions, i'll be your guide 4 3 (for free)!