Guest Post: Grecian Getaway

Morning all! Today I have the lovely Sarah from sarah.wandering! She always has the coolest stuff on her blog, from awesome DIYs, to great music, unique interiors, and a onesie snuggie? haha Be sure to check her out if you haven't already!

Thanks Brittany for the opportunity to share with your readers my winter getaway style.
I am not a cold weather person and outside of the month of December, I prefer sunny skies and warm temperatures to cold, brisk air and snow.
My winter destination of choice is almost half way around the world on the island of Santorini, which lies 200km off of Greece’s mainland in the Aegean Sea.  The small island is actually a volcanic island that encircles a central caldera where volcanic material still flows.  The island represents the epitome of Greek architecture, with whitewashed stone “cave houses” stacked on the cliffs more than 200m above the level of the sea, connected by a maze of stairs and pathways, with most of the island accessible only on foot, bike or donkey.  Yes, donkey.

The charming town of Oia lies on the northern edge of the caldera and is famous for it’s sunsets, said to be the most beautiful in the world.  With breathtaking views of the sunset, the ocean and the entire caldera, the Perivolas Suites are located just outside of town and feature private and semi private suites that blend both relaxed modernism and traditional Greek architecture and design.    The pool itself has been in more than a dozen travel magazines in recent years, with an infinity edge that blends with the cool blue of the ocean more than 200m below it’s surface.  It leaves me speechless.

The island of Santorini is so small you can easily experience the entire island during a two week stay.  The capital of Santorini, Fira, is just a short commute from Oia and contains all the charm of Oia with a little more hustle and bustle with shops, markets and restaurants around every turn.  For history buffs, the ancient ruins of Akrotiri are located southeast of Fira, and for the sun worshippers like me, Santorini has some of the most beautiful beaches.  

Although it’s unlikely I’ll be heading there this winter, it’s on my travel log for next year.  To me, Santorini is the epitome of paradise.
Gorgeous! Thanks so much  for sharing Sarah! I love the white stucco and blue ocean that is so abundant in Greece :)

Be sure to check out Sarah over at sarah.wandering!