Santorini

Santorini – the magical island

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There are a few places on earth, that are pure magic. Santorini is one of these places. The little white houses, the deep blue sea, the friendly people, the lovely artisanal art and, most of all, the breathtaking sunsets! Indeed, a sunset in Santorini is probably one of the most beautiful things you’ll ever see.

 

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But first things first: where to stay. This actually depends a lot on what you’re planning on doing on the island. If, like me, you want to take a few days off and just relax, then Alti Santorini Suites is the perfect place to stay. It doesn’t have many rooms, but all of them offer amazing views and a private jacuzzi and/or infinity pool. It is located on the caldera in Megalochori and very secluded. I’d definitely recommend it for a couples vacation, as it’s adults only (and therefore very quiet) and super romantic. Our room (the delight suite) was very spacious, with a gigantic shower, modern design, Molton Brown products and a lovely terrace with a jacuzzi overlooking the sea. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful, thumbs up!! The only thing we missed, was a restaurant. They offer room service, but unfortunately the selection is a bit limited. Nevertheless, we LOVED having their delicious Greek salads on the terrace while watching the sun dive down into the sea!

 

Santorini

 

Santorini

 

To be effortlessly chic for breakfast, I like to wear a long caftan over my bikini and a wide brim hat to protect myself from the strong Greek sun 🙂

 

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Another one of my favourites during this vacation was this coral dress! It looks great against the blue of the sky and sea 🙂

 

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Santorini

 

You can find similar beach dresses and pink hats on my favourite online shopping site Shopbop!

 

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Cute basket bags are a MUST this summer! Find a selection of my favourites HERE.

 

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To be comfy and chic at the same time, go for a pair of low-heeled espadrilles and combine them with a polka dot skirt and off-shoulder blouse.

We felt completely at ease at Alti Suites. That’s why we only left our suite on two occasions 🙂

The first was to explore the cliffs close to the hotel. If you take a 20-30 minutes walk you will be able to enjoy this wonderful view.

 

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BTW, these adorable flats are by Villa Rouge.

The second was to go to famous Oia. The hotel arranged for a shuttle to come pick us up and it took a 30/40 minutes ride to get there (40 EUR). Oia was at the same time exactly how I had imagined it to be – but also the complete opposite. The white and blue houses are so pretty, but what you don’t see on the pictures are the rusty satellite dishes, the unkempt doors and the „Keep off – private property“ signs that are literally everywhere. And of course the little streets are absolutely gorgeous, but even in May, it was hard to walk through them, as they were flooded with tourists. So, some aspects were definitely a bit disappointing. What I did love though, were the cute artisanal shops displaying (overpriced) plates, wood work and jewels. Overall, Oia is definitely worth a visit, just be prepared to elbow your way through it 😉

 

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You can never go wrong with a colourful floral dress! Chances are, it will perfectly match the local vegetation 🙂

 

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Santorini

 

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I hope this post inspired you to visit this beautiful island soon and if you have any questions, do not hestitate to contact me in the comment section or via Instagram 😉

Lots of love,

 

Mirjam

 

 

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