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Santorini, Greece

Hello again.  Did you enjoy your weekend?  On Friday, I realized it was six years ago this week that my husband and I were visiting one of the most beautiful spots on the globe, the Greek island of Santorini.

You know those unforgettable vacations that leave you wondering when you'll ever get the chance to return?  After attending our friends wedding in the port town of Rafina and a two day stay in Athens, we sailed away to paradise and stayed at the Rocabella suites and spa.

I'm gonna take a trip down memory lane.  Wanna come along?

Blue domed roofs everywhere...

Spectacular blue water's impossible to take a bad picture.  See that beach below?

Infamous sunsets of Oia...ahhhh.

Color inspiration anyone? Rust, corals, turquoise, blush and royal blue.  Breathtaking!

And the beaches, oh the beaches!  So diverse depending on your location on the island.

Black Beach aka Perivolos Beach

And Red Beach - by far, one of my most memorable experiences of the trip.  Unlike any beach I've seen before, I highly recommend visiting this gem despite it's off the beaten path location.

The cliffs of the caldera

Random fact: I rode up this hill on a donkey and felt guilty the entire time.  Poor animal, God bless 'em.

Other great things to do in Santorini are hiking the actual volcano...

And swimming in the muddy hot springs loaded with sulfur that's healing and restorative for the skin.

And of course, I have to include one of my favorite photos of my handsome husband, who carried my overpacked luggage and oversized hairdryer.  

Thanks for coming along on my holiday! In honor of the fabulous Greek culture and their delicious food, I'm sharing one of my favorite Greek inspired recipes later this week.  Please stop by and visit again soon!

Until then, Opa!


  1. Oh I want to visit Greece so badly! These pictures are beautiful. I can't get over the blue water - it's breathtaking!

  2. Jealous! And, let's do Greek food for dinner soon. Absolute favorite ever in the history of the world, amen.

  3. So pretty!! I will have to forward this to my boyfriend with the subject line: Hint, Hint

  4. Ok, we must talk! nick and I have been looking to go there in September! What did you guys do, a cruise or just used the ferry system? Or planes? Do share! Thanks!! :)

  5. What a lovely trip y'all had! I've always wanted to go there!

  6. Beautiful pictures! Greece is on my bucket list.

  7. Oh I just got all goosebumpy. I love love love Santorini. Did you ride a donkey up the hill? It's been about 10 years since I've been there, and I can't wait to visit again when my kids are a little (okay, a lot) older.

    Your blog is adorable. I love the name and you are so cute.

    Thank you for visiting Yummy Mummy today!

  8. Sorry, just read again that yes, you did ride a donkey up the hill. Tired mamma brain ;)

  9. greece is definitely on my bucket list and these pictures aren't helping the craving. SO gorgeous oh and you and your husband aren't bad yourselves.:)

  10. Wow! Stunning shots! I love love love Greece...It is such a romantic place to visit! You got a gorgeous blog here.
    Hope to see you on my site:)