Island of beauty

Anyone who has ever planned a wedding knows how necessary it is to take a honeymoon. Directly afterwards, if possible. Where did we decide to escape to? The Greek islands of course. Beginning with Santorini, where just 9 months earlier my Italian proposed. Naturally, we booked the same room in the same hotel in Oia. (Can you say sentimental?) And from this perfect perch atop the cliffs, overlooking the caldera, our many days of Greek honey and nights of a (full) moon, began.

After 3 days of staring at the sea, indulging in local white wine and many a Greek salad, we decided to explore the island. Something we had not done much of on our last visit. (With a view like this, is there really a need to explore?) And so we rented a car and took to the open road. One view replaced another… each more spectacular than the last.

At the end of a long winding road, paradise was found in the form of a hidden beach.

Neighboring the famous ‘Red Beach’, which certainly merits it’s name.

One evening we caught sight of the most inspiring sunset, with the sun melting into the sea.

Followed by a full moon. Soon to turn into an eclipse. Time again to stare at the sea…

We inhaled the many scenes of serenity and continued our adventures to the Island of Italians

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11 Comments

  1. Risamay July 20, 2011

    Gorgeous. I’m excited to see Santorini for the first time next spring. Just booked an apartment in Oia last weekend (for next year)!

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  2. Lindsey July 20, 2011

    Oh my goodness, you captured some of the most amazing shots!! Pure bliss. Ideal honeymoon location and sales pitch =)

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    • Kasia July 21, 2011

      It’s an easy sell! Shall I help you plan your second honeymoon? 😉

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  3. Katherina July 20, 2011

    It looks so peaceful and beautiful! Santorini is still on my list, but I think it’s a place to go with your other half – so I will first have to wait for that!

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    • Kasia July 21, 2011

      I agree that Greek islands such as Santorini are better visited as a couple, though I must add that there are several islands (Mykonos, Ios, Samos…) that are considered ‘party’ destinations, great for singles!

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  4. Sweet Freak July 20, 2011

    Holy beauty! I must, must get there… soon!

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  5. paris (im)perfect July 20, 2011

    Yep. I’ve been thinking Greece was next up on my list. You’ve just confirmed it. Thank you for letting me live vicariously through you. Your life is so amazing!

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    • Kasia July 21, 2011

      Greece is an experience! Three more islands coming up… vicarious living continues! Enjoy 🙂

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  6. Susan July 21, 2011

    Oh my…that sunset! Amazing.

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  7. Andi July 21, 2011

    My hubby did many, many trips to the Greek islands when he was younger and has the fondest memories, I have yet to get there, but have it on my bucket list for precisely the views that you illustrate in your first photo – just gorgeous!

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    • Kasia July 21, 2011

      Andi, once you make it there, you will be hooked! (I’m sure your husband was.) We met so many people that have spent 30+ years visiting the Greek Isles, there are so many and each is unique and varied. Magical!

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