Santorini, Greece 36.4167° N, 25.4333° E

 Although Paros was my favorite of the Greek Islands I have to admit that Santorini was hands down the most picturesque.  Santorini’s blue domed buildings are usually the first pictures you see in any google search for the Greek Islands and on any Greek Isle calendar.

Santorini is actually made up of five islands formed from volcanic eruptions. The volcanoes are why the sand on the islands is black.  The main island-Thira is where the pictures below were taken.  In addition to being one of the most beautiful places in the world, Santorini is renowned for its white wine, cherry tomatoes and white eggplant( who knew??).

Another surprising tidbit from our tour guide was that despite being surrounded by the Aegean Sea in every direction, there is no fresh water on the island. Their fresh water is imported from neighboring Crete and Naxos. There are also two desalination plants on the island.

If jewelry is your thing Sanotrini(Thira) is for you. The tour guide apologized to the men in the group in advance.  I had a co-worker tell me when I got back that her husband lost her while she tried on jewelry at one of the many boutiques on the island. He said he looked for her for two hours. She told me it felt like it had only been ten minutes.  Having been there I can see how easy it would be to lose track of time as you explore all of the shiny, glittering wares for sale in the store fronts that line that steep winding streets on either side.

My humble suggestions are to wear comfortable shoes, and have a firm spending budget 🙂

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  1. ahhhsoNeo
    November 18, 2013 / 3:53 am

    But where are the pics of the jewelery!!!I actually have decided to add Greece to my travel list based on your posts. It looks amazing.

    • Of the comely
      November 25, 2013 / 2:08 am

      Ha. The stores with the good stuff didn't allow pics. I'm so happy to hear that. You will love it!

  2. Anna Gorina
    November 18, 2013 / 7:53 am

    Beautiful photos!

    • Of the comely
      November 25, 2013 / 2:08 am

      Thanks Anna 🙂

  3. Manhattan Image and Style
    November 18, 2013 / 6:09 pm

    Wow, amazing pictures!! What a gorgeous place! Dianawww.ManhattanImageandStyle.comNew Blog Post: Tips To Find Inspiration When Picking an Outfit

    • Of the comely
      November 25, 2013 / 2:09 am

      Thank you. I can't recommend it enough. It's a must see.

  4. Beauty
    November 23, 2013 / 2:23 pm

    I have been seeing photos of all these beautiful places in Greece lately especially Santorini and I just added it on my "bucket list." Hopefully someday…:)Nice vacation Comely! Now you make me jealous….:)

    • Of the comely
      November 25, 2013 / 2:10 am

      Hi Beauty! I know you will make it there. Just remember don't pack your heels 🙂

  5. peculiar VIrtue
    December 4, 2013 / 8:25 pm

    Gorgeous!! Greece has always been to the top of my bucket list!

    • Of the comely
      February 8, 2015 / 5:10 am

      Go. You will love it.

  6. Jennifer Noir
    December 26, 2013 / 11:48 pm

    WOW Santorini looks amazing, defo on my to-go list! x

    • Of the comely
      February 8, 2015 / 5:11 am

      Sorry I missed your comment. Better late than never right ☺. It was amazing. You should go!

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