Monday, March 5, 2012

Europe 2011 day 11: Santorini, Greece

Our next stop on day 11 (Sept. 23) was the highlight of the trip - beautiful Santorini!


Good morning Santorini!

Santorini is a very relaxed, lovely island and we spent the majority of the day walking around the town of Oia (pronounced ee-ya), taking pictures and basically just enjoying the amazing scenery.  A lot of the "classic Greece" pictures are taken here.  They have the white stucco buildings with blue domes, great for camera happy tourists.  I took more pictures here than I would like to admit, so here are some of my favorites (and seriously this is narrowed down - I was very camera happy):








  








Walking around the streets of Santorini


Standing in front of a house I feel in love with

 
 




Midway through our photo-safari we stopped at a cafe and had lunch overlooking the lovely city

Relaxing over lunch

View from lunch

During lunch we saw these dogs taking a little siesta of their own


Since the towns are built on the cliff (there is nothing down on the shoreline), to get up to town you take a gondola.  Luckily I'm not afraid of heights!


Heading back down to the ship

We saw this awesome yacht and we were leaving - I googled it when we got back, 200feet - not bad.  I'd like to think Beyonce and Jay-Z were on it when we saw it

Awesome 200 ft. yacht we saw - I wonder who was on it...

Some last pictures of Santorini as we sailed off...we really, really hope to come back here someday




And we were onto the next stop - Ancient Olympia!

35 comments:

jillian m. said...

Oooooh, Greece! I can't wait to go (when that will be, I have no idea). I love the photos. They really capture the beautiful architecture and quite nicely.

Erikizzle said...

amazing photos- again you have me dreaming of vacationing on an island :)

Emm said...

Wow. I think this is my absolute favourite of all of your posts. I have always wanted to go to Santorini and your posts are making me super keen!

Carrie {Living It Up in U.P.} said...

Wow - so gorgeous! I would have taken a ton of pictures too! Those dogs sleeping are cute.

Brittany said...

wow, this place looks amazing!

Katherine said...

Wow such gorgeous photos and the weather looks gorgeous! You are so lucky that you got to go to Santorini!

Bailey@Lost&Found said...

Wow! Santorini looks like a dream! Such great shots! I can't wait to look at the rest of your posts!

Hope you have a great week!

Bailey
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poptartyogini said...

How could you not go photo crazy?! Incredible. It is so hard for me to believe that people actually live there and see those views everyday.

Kristin said...

Carol! I just popped over to your blog (am so glad you visited mine so I could find you!), and just loved your European vacation pictures. So gorgeous...it looks like you were walking around in a postcard! This is crazy: our wedding date is July 31st too!! Just not 2010! Anyway, so nice to "meet you", I look forward to getting to know you better - seems we have some fun hobbies in common. Happy Monday!

Jessica Hilton said...

Beautiful photos!! I cannot wait to visit Greece one day!

Kristin said...

I am obsessed with wanting to go to Santorini! Can't wait to go there one day!!

Sweet Simplicity said...

Truly a beautiful city! I would love to visit some day.

Amanda @ New Adventures said...

Every time I visit your blog I get more and more jealous of your amazing trip! Greece looks BEAUTIFUL!

Alexa said...

Love that cute dress that you are wearing!

Simera H said...

Amazing pictures hun. Everything looks so gorgeous. Great blog by the way.
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Jessah @ Dreaming of Dimples said...

Your photos are beyond gorgeous! Did you take them? New follower! Found you through Then I Got To Thinking. Stop by and see me sometime. :)

Ashley @ KiwisandCocktails said...

So, so Pretty!!!

Katherine Krieg said...

WOWOWOWOWOW! you two dressed PERFECTLY for the greek color palate!

Diana Mieczan said...

Those photos are truly magical:) I love Greece:) Muah

Megan said...

I can't get over how blue everything is. It's perfection!

christine donee said...

I need to go here immediately.

Tara said...

What an incredible trip! Your pictures are ah-mazing!!! Thanks for sharing :)

Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

That purple dress looks SOOOO great on you in paradise!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

I'm loving all of your photos from Greece! What an amazing place!

Nicole Marie said...

i want to go there so so so so so so bad! gosh those colors are amazing!!!!!

TracyZLesh @ Then I Got To Thinking said...

Seriously, Carol - it looks like you two were just dropped into a postcard in all of these pictures. What a wonderful place - so gorgeous! And Mykonos was gorgeous too! I think I want to travel with you two - isn't Europe just incredible!

Holly said...

picture perfect!!! when i went to greece thats the island i most regret not going to.

Ocean Dreams said...

These pictures are so beautiful that they almost look fake! (You know what I mean, lol) I'm glad that you had a wonderful time and Sept 23 is my birthday, he he! :)

Nicole-Lynn said...

Oh my word, how beautiful! The water, colors.. just breathtaking! Love that pic of the doggies taking a nap! How precious!

Sara said...

Oh man! What gorgeousness! This was where I WANTED to go on our honeymoon! We went to Costa Rica, but this is still a place high up on my bucket list! Gorgeous pictures! Looks like so much fun!!

Anna Elder said...

I don't know, maybe I want to Greece now instead of Italy. Ahhh!! haha..amazing.

❤AdamAlexMommy❤ said...

omg... such amazing photos! i would love to visit one day. you guys are just sooo lucky! :) your blog is delightful. i enjoyed browsing. you have some amazing pics here. :) i am now following you via google. i'd be honored to stay connected... have a great day, and wishing you all the best on your lovely blog. :) cheers!
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Your Southern Peach said...

It is impossible to take a bad picture in Santorini! I'm pretty sure it's the closest thing to heaven on Earth. I really hope to get back there too. Thanks for sharing your pictures!

Carole said...

Nice post. Santorini is on my Travel Bucket List

Stephanie said...

I LOVE Santorini. My husband and I honeymooned there. In fact, in your 20th photo from the top, you can see where we stayed. The Blue and orange building to the far right. It was the most amazing week!

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