This rainy winter weather has me longing for the warm Santorini sun, so it seemed like the right time to revist our honeymoon pictures. Is anyone else wishing for summer already or is it just me?
Anyways, about the honeymoon.. When we started planning the trip last year, we knew London was definitely on the itinerary, since it’s our favorite spot to visit. We also wanted to try out someplace new and “honeymoon-ish,”so after a little research we settled on Santorini, because, how could you not? We had the most incredible time during our six days on the island, and already wanted to return as soon as we had left the airport.
We stayed in a sweet little hotel in Imerovigli called Regina Mare with the most incredible view — as in, the hotel is literally on the edge of the caldera. The staff was so lovely, and gave us a room at the end with our own personal patio to overlooking the water. While most tourists like to stay in the more popular towns of Fira or Oia, we really loved staying in Imerovigli which is between the two. The town had a local vibe, and wasn’t overrun with cruise ship tourists.
Oia is the popular destination for the “world’s best sunset,” but I have to say that Imerovigli had just as perfect of a view each night, without the thousands of people cramming into the streets to get their pictures! We went to Oia one night to see if the view was better, and were shocked at how many people turned to leave as soon as the sun went down. The locals in Oia call the few minutes after the sunset “blue hour,” which everyone seemed to miss as they rushed back to their buses. It’s actually the most magical time, so I would highly recommend sticking around to watch the color change sky and paint the buildings in hues of blue.
I think one of the most surprising parts of the entire trip was discovering how incredible the food was in Santorini. I was obsessed with everything we ate, from simple yogurt breakfasts to fresh Greek salads + gyros for lunch. It was definitely some of the best food I’ve ever had, hands down (and we lived in Italy which is hard to beat!).
While in Santorini, we wanted to soak up as much of the island as possible and decided to book a few fun excursions! We went on a gorgeous day cruise with Sunset Oia, which I highly recommend if you’re staying in Santorini. It came recommended from Studio DIY, and I’m so glad we did it! The catamaran was gorgeous and came complete with a home cooked Greek feast and all the Greek wine + sunshine you need for a honeymoon.
On one of our last days there, we decided to book a last minute wine tour, which ended up being one of our favorite parts of the entire honeymoon! The guide was so knowledgable and took us to some of the best wineries on the island. At the end of the day, we went to a restaurant and learned how to cook all the Santorni specialties, which was then followed by an incredible feast and of course, more wine.
Stay tuned for London pics coming soon, and some exciting news about our next travel plans!