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Hope you enjoyed the Santorini post as much we did.

Sad to be leaving Santorini but 4 days was good enough for us because it was more of a relaxing and romantic one. We stayed in Greece for 10 days, so it was time for us to explore other Greek islands, where we’d heard about Mykonos as a party island with very nice and long sandy beaches. So we took a boat from Santorini to Mykonos for 65 euro each which was a reasonable price, we were so impressed with Hellenic Speedway High Speed 7. The ferry is big, spacious, comfortable and you have to book the tickets online if you want to visit the Greeks islands.

We have always dreamed of going to the beautiful Santorini and Mykonos, we were so excited that it became a reality to visit the place.

For those who do not know Mykonos, be prepared, is also the most expensive island in Greece, in the high season, and can cost you a lot! We will get back to you about where we stayed in Mykonos, stay tuned then.

We have to say that it’s incredible beauty and visually even better than we could ever have imagined. Mykonos is the winner for hidden gems and we loved walking around the narrow streets with beautiful traditional white houses and colourful doors, with deep blue oceans and it will never stop.

The Mykonos culture, the delicious food and especially, the nightlife were like nothing we have ever experienced, Mykonos people know how to have a good time and even the shops stay open til late. How cool is that?

Apparently, the nightlife in Mykonos is one of the best and liveliest in Europe. We’d have to say we loved the Queen of Mykonos, one of trendiest spots to start your night in Mykonos but be aware that it’s a bit pricey!

We found a lovely shop where you can find the most beautiful sandals made by hand and we loved everything in the shop. If you are looking for something unique, you’ll thank us later!

Little Venice and The Windmills are probably two of our favourite spot in Mykonos. Little Venice looks vibrant and colourful like we didn’t expect the real Venice looks. There are lots of various bars, and restaurant to watch the sunset across the deep turquoise sea and the windmills. A perfect place for romantic! Wandering a town with no plans is always a good idea.

 



 

 

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Hello there!

Hope you enjoyed our post “We Heart Santorini – Imerovigli” If you haven’t seen it yet, here’s the LINK

And it’s not over yet, here we go!

The first thing we saw when we woke up the first morning, the views from our room every morning was just amazing. We couldn’t believe the breathtaking panoramic views stretching as far as the eye could see in Imerovigli. We were thinking are we really in Santorini? We had to pinch ourselves to make sure it was real!

We’ve decided to take a walk from our hotel to Oia. We happily agreed to go ahead to do this walk on a recommendation from our hotel manager, we were told that the walk from Imerovigli to Oia could take up to 3 hours. We love getting out of town because there are so many places to just sit and admire the view in every stop. The funny part was that we end up hiking in sandals and dress. Everyone looked at us in a good way and they probably said we must be crazy, haha.

The walk is the toughest for Heroda in her sandals because Heroda hadn’t experienced it before and Hermon had it in South America. The most challenging part of the walk was going down a long, steep, rocky hill. We were so determined to get there to Oia even the weather was hot. Hiking is the best way to experience Santorini, it’s easy to follow the awe-inspiring coastline. The view was jaw-dropping, incredibly beautiful from the darkest blue sea, caldera and interesting volcanos. This is one of those places where you are reminded that nature is purely natural and beautiful. As you keep on walking, you can see lots of little-whitewashed villages dot the edge of the caldera.

We finally reached Oia, we wandered a beautiful area of Santorini, with whitewashed buildings, blue domes and cobblestone streets, even though it was insanely busy and too crowded for us. We know how popular Oia is, the hot spot for Instagrammer, wedding photo and obviously sunsets. It can be hectic though. We stayed in Oia all day and catch the taxi back to Fira for sunset.

Tips:

Yes, it is possible to walk from Imerovigli to Oia in 3 hours, take your time, enjoy the walk, and soak up the views. Allowing between 4 and 5 hours would be ideal. Be sure to wear a comfortable pair of shoes, some snacks, and some water. Remember to wear a hat and sunscreen!

We are so glad that we planned to go hiking in Santorini, it ended up one of our favourite adventures, we would definitely come back in a heartbeat. Travelling with your brother or sister is important. It makes for better memories, a better appreciation of each other and a stronger relationship.

A pictures is worth a thousand words.

Enjoy!



Photos by Being Her and Nabih Kassam Photography

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Santorini is one of the most beautiful places in the whole planet for its rare natural beauty that every traveller should see once in a lifetime.

⇒   Santorini’s official name is actually Thira. It’s a gifted and small Greek island

⇒   The active volcano of Santorini erupted in the 1950’s and ruined many of the towns of Island

⇒   The island sits in the water-filled caldera of a massive volcano that is thought to have ended Minoan civilisation on Crete.

⇒   Before it was called Santorini, the island was known as Kallístē, meaning “the most beautiful one.”

⇒   Due to its volcanic past, Santorini has white, black, AND red beaches.

⇒    Despite a harsh, dry climate, Santorini has a flourishing wine industry.

We have always wanted to visit Santorini for years, became obsessed with the idea of visiting Santorini after seeing so many pictures on Instagram and other social media. We knew it was going to be ridiculously expensive, but we were determined to visit there on a budget and managed to find a fantastic deal!

Finally, we made a stop on one of our bucket list destination in Santorini, Greece. There is no other word to describe this place other than magical.

Imergrovigli is the quietest town along the caldera and has the island’s best sunset views and everything else! It is a perfect spot for taking pictures and it is so romantic. It is not far from the town, Firostephanie and Fira, about a 15-20 minutes walk.

We stayed Zenith Blue Hotel in a family cave suite with Panoramic Caldera and Volcano views private terrace, this was a tremendous view. The room was great and the breakfast was included but it wasn’t as great as we hoped. This was overall an amazing location, one of the best views on the entire island.

We wanted to explore this area in Imergrovigli and find out what’s out there. It was very peaceful to walk around with lots of hidden gem along the path and there were no tourists at all!

However, there’s one place you must visit – Skaros Rock. A place to enjoy the silence, nature and the wonderful view we doubt you’ve seen before. This probably had one of the best sunsets in town.

La Maison Resturant is a Greek fusion cuisine, it’s a gem with amazing foods and friendly service. It’s great spot overlooking the cliff and sunset. To be honest, the price was quite expensive, we had two meals and drink costing approximately 60 euros, we think it is worth it if you want to experience Greek foods. Also, they offer a free mini starter and cute dessert

We’re pleased to be a brand ambassador for Maureen Ayite, Nanawax from Africa. Nanawax is the ready to wear brand and they’ve got a beautiful collection which is African print with a modern twist, which we LOVE!. We’re wearing a very colourful and gorgeous print top with the wrap belt, that you can wear in two ways, off the shoulder and v-neck. We admire Maureen because she supports deaf community and knows the sign language.

Stay tuned for Oia and Fira!


 


 

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