Besides being an absolute gorgeous place, Santorini will always hold a special place in my heart as my bae proposed to me there. ✌🏻
We went to Oia to catch sunset and he chose a quiet corner to propose. A kind Samaritan actually took a photo of us and found me on IG to DM me! Totally grateful for the snapshot of our precious moment.
In Santorini, there’s 2 popular areas – Oia and Fira where tourists usually stay. We chose Fira as it’s near the city centre and we booked this place named Noni’s Apartment. It’s an awesome place to live for those who want a great sea view. We took Ryan Air from Athens and arrived after 1 hour flight time. After check-in, we toured around and searched for 3 Bells of Fira.
We settled upon this garden-themed cafe for lunch and went back to this place for dinner as well. In between, we had the Asian food at this China Famous Foods and the meal was comforting. There’s also a cafe selling nuts and coffee in which their coffee was priced at only sgd2!
As the weather was good, we decided to go Oia on our first day there to catch the sunset. Little did we know that the decision was right as bae was down with food poisoning the very next day. There’s abundance of cats wandering around the island and all of them look so chubby and cute. 🐱
Would highly recommend to go there earlier to reserve a seat for the sunset view as there’s a lot of people stationing there when we reach. But of course we were busy with our proposal haha. 😄
The very next day, bae was down with food poisoning and had to rest the entire day. We suspected it was because of the salmon that he had at the garden themed cafe for dinner, as he only threw up the salmon the very next morning. So I went around on my own and actually did decent shopping in Santorini. The weather at Santorini is erratic – it can be hot and sunny this minute and it suddenly pours the very next.
It’s pretty easy to explore Santorini and I’m impressed with my own self timer shots haha.
I did see donkeys being used as a form of transport whereby tourists can get a ride up and down to the Bay Area but after seeing how some donkeys are treated, I would not recommend taking this service.
I chanced upon a seafood restaurant named Lithos and got my bae out for lunch. He’s still recovering and looking better.
On the third day, we took up this private yacht tour to see the various beaches of Santorini and volcano. We were being driven to a Bay Area and boarded the yacht with few others.
The start of it was thrilling as the yacht sped against the tide but after a while, everyone was trying hard not to throw up LOL!
We docked at the volcano area to have lunch buffet but most of us did not have the appetite to eat. We began to feed the sea gulls instead.
For those who would like visit Santorini from Athens, I’ll recommend 3-4 days time to explore and enjoy the scenic views of Santorini. I hope to be back here again some day. 🙂