We woke up at Atlantida villas, Oia to celebrate our anniversary – a day after we arrived in Santorini.
The view was dazzling with fluffy clouds drifting by, making our breakfast time jim-dandy.
The villas are independent traditional greek house style cottages, with kitchnettes and attic bedding. They are overlooking the caldera volcanic mountains where ships are making crossroads for tourism and trade.
Oia is a great place to stay, with the best sunset backdrop and quaint little cafes sprawling across the land.
We hired a Smart Cabrio for lounging in the island. It gave us the freedom to stop by at supermarkets and stay out late.
The drives circling every village in the night spell serendipity. You can also stop by at any hotel by the time you are done sightseeing and check in on the spot. Car rentals are totally worth it.
We headed to the Koutsoyannopoulos wine museum, build underground to preserve and showcase the art of wine making in Santorini. The structure is very interesting. The tour includes wine tasting at the end of a 30 minutes walk.
Vinsanto is the most popular within this lot.
The art of wine making is beautifully described.
It is typically an activity every Santorinian house hold undertakes at a much smaller scale.
Wines and olives are synonymous to Santorini.
After an hour, we were driving down south of the island towards Akrotiri. The famous red beach, black beach and white beach are a part of the island tour. We picked the red beach.
A walloping size of lava like rocks scraped across the beach.
On a sunny day, this is a marshmallow of a corner to sun bathe, swim and enjoy Amstel.
Swimming on and off was therapeutic.
Driving back to the town was like Deja-Vu by the second day.
The sun played hide & seek. One moment it shone hard, another the sky was clouded.
Either way, it was a stonking good day.
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