On our third day in Santorini we woke up again to gorgeous views from our balcony.
As well as a fantastic breakfast brought right to our room!
This is living!
I had eggs with feta as well as a nutella & banana crepe. It was one of the best things I have ever eaten. One of the first things I’ve done since getting back from the ‘moon is buy my own little jar of nutella! Yum!
After that we decided to set out and explore the island as well as the many beaches! Our first stop took us to Kamari Beach.
The general landscape is an impressive long and inviting black sandy beach, characterized by an enormous rock called Mesa Vouno that rises from the sea.
It was funny that all of the beaches we have visited on our honeymoon involved hardly any sand – all rocks!
We got to Kamari in the early morning before any crowds. It was lovely to have the beach to ourselves.
After soaking in some rays I went for a little walk and enjoyed the village by the sea.
Lots of cute shops and restaurants here, but we decided to continue on our journey of the island.
Back on the ATV we go!
We made our way up to Santorini’s highest peak – Profitis Ilias
The Highest point in Santorini is at the top of this hill – 585 meters high – it is home to a monastery built in 1771, it was dedicated to the prophet Elijah & some military facility.
We made our way up up the massive hill in our little ATV.
It was fun to enjoy the island from another point of view.
It was so crazy to see the entire island from this high up.
Dancer from halfway up the mountain.
And a little tree pose for Charles…almost.
Check it out – you can even see Oia from here – its the tiny sliver of white houses in the back of the picture.
In the middle of this picture is the tiny Santorini airport.
Dancer at the Summit.
It was a pretty steep fall down!
Then we made our way down and headed for beach #2
Our next beach to visit is Perissa.
Perissa is home to a very long black, sandy beach.
The beach in Perissa is also home to Mesa Vouno, the enormous rock rising from the sea, which is the same rock we saw in Kamari!
Perissa is right on the opposite side of the rock, but the beach here is completely different! Weird, right?
I played on the rocks for a bit while we hung out at the beach.
After a while our time in Perissa had come to an end and we decided to venture on to our next stop!
We made our way to the exact opposite side of Oia to check out this side of the island.
It was a gorgeous ride on a gorgeous day!
It was impossible to not be in awe of the amazing view around every single corner.
We eventually made our way to the other end of the island.
It was crazy because this part of the island was pretty much untouched. It had great views but there wasn’t really anything over here.
Except for the Hellenic Navy Lighthouse
And the incredible views!
I am afraid of heights so I stayed away from the edges.
Charles wanted to “explore the cliff’s” – also known as faking a fall and scaring the crap out of me!
Dancer at the edge of the world.
After checking out the end of the island we headed out in search of more beaches.
Next stop is the Red Beach – one of the most famous and beautiful beaches on the island.
The terrain was a bit difficult to get down to the beach.
I love the drastic red rock here!
It’s crazy how the island is so different all over!
The rocks here were completely different from the beaches in Kamari or Perissa.
After we found a nice little spot on the rocks, it was time for a dip in the water.
Along with some more enjoying of the beautiful red rocks surrounding us.
The red rocks had these cute little weird doors in them. No idea what they were for but they were pretty to look at and fun to photograph.
Other than that it was fun to relax on the Red Beach.
After our day out enjoying 3 of the beautiful beaches Santorini has to offer, we headed back to the hotel to enjoy some wine on the balcony.
We enjoyed some of the wine from our winery visit the day before.
Our final plans for the day included heading over to Fira and enjoying the sunset. Fira is the capital of Santorini – it is also home to the cable cars from the port of the island to the city.
Almost as picturesque as Oia..almost.
Ok, it’s pretty gorgeous, I am just obsessed with Oia.
After a stroll around the city, it was time to watch the sun sink in the sky.
We decided to stop at a little restaurant overlooking the caldera with a sweet view of the sunset.
I enjoyed a Cafe Fredo while we waited for the sun to set.
It was breath-taking.
At the end of our meal we were treated to some Ouzo by our lovely waiter. It was the perfect end to the evening.
And then we took some pictures with the city in the background at night.
Such a beautiful backdrop!
Another fabulous day in Santorini!