We passed a beautiful little church on the edge of the bay, listened to the water splashing against our boat and watch the sea glitter like diamonds.
We arrived in a tiny town with a small pier and one restaurant. It saves you the trouble of looking for a good place to eat. I first considered getting up the hill to get a better view from the top, but just the sight of those stairs lining the cliffs got me tired.
We got the best seats in the house and enjoyed a feast of seafood and fresh salad.
After lunch, we took a stroll around the coast, most of the town is inland and you can’t get there without climbing the 185 steps (that’s just my estimate count).
It was the start of November, and yes I was wearing a sweater.
The sunshine was lovely, but out in the open the cold wind will get to you.
We only had a couple of hours to explore this tiny island, so after lunch and stroll, our boat was heading to pick us up.
We said our goodbye to the local sailor and headed towards Oia village.
It was late afternoon and the sea was getting a bit rough. At one point I thought the boat will tipple to the side, it was the longest 30 minutes of my life.
We arrived at a small bay in Oia, and guess what? We had to climb quite few stairs to get to the village. But it was well worth it. We arrived just in time for sunset and delicious dinner.
No one does sunsets quite like Santorini.
The island is so small you can easily take a taxi from one side to the other and it won’t cost you a fortune. After our dinner on the rooftop restaurant, we headed back to our lovely hotel in Imerovigli, to enjoy the rest of the sunset on our private terrace in a hot tub. Holiday goals accomplished!