A round-up and visual dive into my 5 days in Santorini

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For anyone who doesn’t know much about the little Greek island of Santorini (And I can’t believe thats many of you, it’s heavily travelled-to in the blogosphere),  It is a volcanic Cyclade island situated in the Aegean sea which has risen extensively in popularity due to it being so darn photogenic.

Walking around the little streets of Oia you would think the place is sponsored by either Canon or Nikon or that there is some sort of camera expo happening on the island. Everyone is snap-happy but it also means that people there understand that everyone is trying to get that ‘perfect shot’ so people are quite accommodating and quick to dart out of your frame or take a picture for you if you so need.

I have been to many Greek Islands in my time (err, 26 years) and my main pointers for Santorini would be to make sure you get a hotel or room with a pool because the temperatures get very high and the beaches there aren’t the highlight of the island by any means.
It isn’t cheap, as the Island is so popular now and has a high influx of tourists so the prices have inevitably risen too. It’s probably not the island to go to if you are on a tight budget, restaurants tend to be priced similarly to London. (Unless of course you find some hidden gems)

It’s somewhere to go if you want to wander streets, explore rooftops, secret corners and doorways for photos or just for your own pleasure. Or to just chill at your room/hotel.
I wouldn’t say that it’s the place to go if you like a bit of liveliness at night – We were confused about what everyone does at night-time in Oia, after 9pm it seems like lights out, even though the town Fira is supposed to have a little more going on. (And we aren’t heavy ravers by any means)
I would say that a week here might be a little too long if you are someone who gets bored easily but again if you are seeking pure relaxation, it would probably be perfect!
Have you visited Santorini? What were your thoughts?

Sammi x


61 responses to “SANTORINI TRAVEL DIARY”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Where is the blue top from? It's gorgeous x

  2. Hannah Rose says:

    Gorgeous photos! I'm visiting Santorini in August and I can't wait, it just looks so beautiful! Thanks for the tips! Xxx

  3. Santorini is on my bucket list. I think it's a perfect destination for couples X


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    I've been to santorini twice and oia is definitely a quieter part! Kamari and Fira are far more lively! We stayed in kamari both times and wer out til 5am every night!! �������� gorgeous photos! ��

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  5. Nicole says:

    Such gorgeous photos Sammi! It sure is a photogenic place 🙂 Would love to visit one day! So many bloggers/youtubers going there lately and I am very jealous lol! xx
    Nicole | Nikki Bays

  6. I would love to go to some of the Greek islands! I think it would be amazing to do an island hopping holiday where you could have a mix of beautiful relaxing holidays and the more exciting ones too! These photos are just stunning!

  7. I'd absolutely love to visit Santorini, it's so beautiful (and blue) yet so easy to get to – looking gorgeous in all the blue tops too 🙂

    Lauren x
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  8. Guðrið says:

    I was in Santorini with my family in 2012 in the village Perivolos (Perissa).

    I agree with you in everything. A beautiful place in the most popular villages as Fira and Oia, but not so pretty everywhere else. The people are amazingly sweet and the food amazing 🙂
    We stayed there for 11 days and yeah that was just enough for us!
    I totally recommend Santorini for couples, friends or families with older children 🙂

    Love your photos xx Guðrið

  9. lovemekayy says:

    It looks absolutely stunning and I hope you had lots of fun!xo!

  10. Joan says:

    Sammi you and your pictures are effortlessly beautiful as always!

    I ve been to Santotini 2 times and I can confirm that you don't even need Jason's skills for amazing pics there.Sunsets, beach bars, true blue, and colorful beaches(oh yes not only the black ones),that you can find only by the boat tour. Oia is a really quiet place though, it is better to choose leaving at Fira, and visit Oia for its sunset.
    Also, the summer touristic period in Greece actually starts after June. I've been there during July and August and the nightlife was amazing(btw Mykonos and Paros have better nightlife).But it is a unique island that offers this amazing landscape.

    I wish I had the time and money to visit more Greek islands soon!(crete/chania,milos,koufonisia are in my bucket list :P)
    Love u

  11. Sali Jallo says:

    Santorini is so beautiful! It's definitely on my bucket like for next year and I can't wait. You look so beautiful Sammi! Thank you for the tips.
    Cheers <3

  12. Esther says:

    Beautiful photos Sammi! Santorini looks absolutely incredible!

  13. Caroline says:

    I went to Santorini in 2012. Best sunsets/views in the world. I'm hoping to return and spend more time someday.

  14. I've been to Santorini a few times before and I agree with everything you said, santorini is definitely a place to go if you want pure relaxation. I think if people want more of a lively scene they should go to Mykonos!

  15. Sounds like a great place for moi as I love relaxing when I'm on holiday. These pictures are gorgeoussss!

  16. ZeebLikesIt says:

    You're photos are so beautiful!!! I'm going on a tour of the Greek islands soon and I can't wait to stop in Santorini! Everyone says it's wonderful.

    Nicky Zeeb

  17. I'd love to visit Santorini one day, it looks so so beautiful!
    Brigitte x |

  18. Andini Ria says:

    Breathtaking photos, makes me want to book a holiday stat! <3

    Andini xx | Adventures of an Anglophile 

  19. Holl JC says:

    So so beautiful Sammi, I've always wanted to visit Santorini, it looks divine x

  20. Adriana says:

    That blue top is gorgeous Sam! Where is it from?

  21. Alice Red says:

    Santorini looks breathtaking. I'll have to add it to my bucket list! Looks like you had a wonderful time x

  22. Chantal says:

    It looks so pretty there, I would love to visit there one day x

  23. Looks amazing Sammi!

  24. This honestly looks like the most amazing holiday ever! You look stunning as well Sammi!

    Love Katy @ The Rawrdrobe x

  25. Laura says:

    Gorgeous pictures! I've always wanted to go to Greece but so far never managed but it's very, very high on my list. Thank you for sharing 🙂

    Laura // Middle of Adventure

  26. Sheila Joy says:

    Wowww, I'm in love with all the blue in these photos, what a beautiful place!

  27. Natascha Cox says:

    Mannnnn! This is so great, keep doing what you're doing and keep up the great posts! Love it! Please check out my blog if you get the chance and let me know what you think! xxx

  28. Diana Lopes says:

    Santorini it's so pretty, the photos made me feel like i was there too.


  29. Janay says:

    These photos are absolutely gorgeous! The colors are so vibrant and amazing and were probably more so in real life. Soo jealous!

    Lights Out

  30. Such a dreamy trip!

    Much Love,
    priscilla Ivette

  31. This is actually such great advice, I would have thought that the beaches there would be great! So that's a surprise. Were a lot of the tourists there an older crowd? Or were there lots of young people too?

  32. Anika says:

    I'm thinking of going sometime this summer. Thanks for the post on your adventure! 🙂

  33. xoAdeline says:

    I'm planning on going with my boyfriend this summer, the island looks like heaven!

  34. alittlekiran says:

    I loved Santorini when I went last year, it was beautiful xxx

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  35. Laura says:

    Sammi you look SO LOVELY in all these outfits, such inspo.

  36. Love all the looks? amazing photos! I'm from Greece and I still haven't been in santorini!

  37. Beautiful pictures Samantha. I haven't been and your right the scenery is beautiful. What do you think your next trip will be?

    Hugs, Natoya

  38. These photos are gorgeous! I've been wanting to go to Santorini for ages, hopefully I'll get to go there one day x

  39. Such beautiful pictures! Such a stunning place.


  40. Aww wow your pictures are amazing, I am trying to convince my boyfriend to take me at the moment aha, so I will definitely be showing him your pictures. Your outfits are always so effortless and perfect, one of my favourite style bloggers!

    Jordan x


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  41. Amy says:

    Wow Santorini looks fantastic. I would love to visit it one day. The pics are amazing.

    Charming Coco

  42. Serein Wu says:

    What a gorgeous place! I absolutely love your striped sweater, it looks so comfortable!!


  43. Georgiaevol says:

    Such beautiful photo's as always!!

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  44. Such gorgeous photos, seems like a week anywhere can be too longer after a bit but I'm loving the R&R this place seems to offer. Sounds like such a lovely little place! 🙂

  45. Anonymous says:

    Lovely pics!

  46. Hale Saaw says:

    I've always wanted to go to Santorini. It sounds like the perfect place to go for a relaxing holiday in the summer!
    Aleeha xXx

  47. Riyabenson says:

    Gorgeous photos! I'm visiting Santorini in August and I can't wait, it just looks so beautiful! Thanks for this post. i really like it. keep posting such more post.

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  49. Lucy says:

    That’s very useful information for future travellers. Hope to visit Santorini for our wedding ceremony next summer. I gues that’s a great place for couples to visit. Thanks for sharing!

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  51. Ashna says:

    Absolutely love the pictures.
    Santorini is no1 on my bucketlist.

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