If you follow me on Instagram, you know I recently got back from the most amazing trip with my boyfriend to Greece! I recapped our visit to Athens in my blog post A Few Days In Athens, Greece. Following Athens, we headed to Mykonos. I shared all the details in my blog post Four Days in Mykonos, Greece. Today’s post will be a recap of our third and final stop… Santorini!
Where We Stayed
Mystique, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Santorini is a 5-star hotel set on the Caldera Cliffs. It has a romantic vibe and offers breathtaking views of the Aegean Sea. The views were particularly enjoyable while relaxing in the infinity-edge pool! All suites and villas face the sea and the hotel ambiance is cave-style, minimalistic, and predominantly beige. We could not have felt more relaxed during our stay here!
Where We Ate
Charisma Restaurant at Mystique – Incredible food. We ate here several times during our stay! This restaurant definitely offered one of the most amazing views I’ve had while eating. Recommendations: French toast and/or almond milk smoothie for breakfast! I also loved the Greek-style meatballs and kale salad for lunch.
Lure by Olivier Campanha – We had an amazing experience at this Michelin Star Restaurant. The highly recommend making reservations here!
Apsithia Restaurant in Oia Village – This popular restaurant in Santorini serves authentic, Mediterranean and Greek cuisine. Because of its location on the cliffs of the caldera, the views are great – especially for dining at sunset. Recommendations: Spaghetti Bolognese or Grilled Salmon Fillet.
Sunsets Bar Restaurant in Oia – This is a great spot to grab a drink and watch the sunset. The sunsets in Santorini were some of the most beautiful sunsets I’ve ever seen. I recommend arriving an hour or two before sunset if you can. It definitely gets very crowded (for good reason)!
Towns to Visit
Oia – One of the most well-known towns in Santorini! Here, you’ll be able to do a lot of shopping and choose to dine at one of the many restaurants. Keep in mind, Oia is more touristy because of the famous white buildings and blue domes!
Fira – This city is also known as Thera or Thira. It is the modern capital and main town of Santorini Island. There are a ton of shops and restaurants here. You could get lost walking through all of the streets! There is also a lot of art and culture to see! I definitely recommend visiting if you have time.
Santorini is definitely a more inhabited island, so the experience was different from Mykonos (which is more of a seasonal, party island). I was also pleasantly surprised to see how green and luscious Santorini is! It’s truly so beautiful.
I am so thankful to have checked Greece and the Greek Islands off my bucket list and would recommend a visit to anyone who’s looking for a getaway to a dream-like, magical location (with great food!)