It’s All Greek To Me!

“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path”
‭Psalm‬ ‭119‬:‭105‬

Santorini is a Greek island in the southern Aegean Sea, approximately 120 miles southeast of the mainland.  It is the largest island of a small archipelago that is the remnant of a volcanic caldera.

I had seen many pictures and read about the beauty of Santorini, so it was a thrill to finally see it in person!

We rode a bus up the winding and steep road until we reached the town of Fira, which is the capital of Santorini.  We rode the cable car down with a panoramic view of the caldera!

Fira is perched on the edge of an impressive cliff!

Oia  is considered the most picturesque village on Santorini, being famous for the magnificent sunsets and blue domed churches. This is a great view of the white washed houses and if you look closely there are two windmills in the photo!

Church of Panagia of Platsani is the central church and located in the center of town.

A view of the homes built into the edge of the cliffs!  It has been described by one writer as a snow drift of white Cycladic houses lining the cliff tops and, in places, spilling like icy cornices down the terraced rock!

You often see this very picture when viewing travel sites!

Our photography did not capture the color of the sea…which is indigo…breathtaking!!

Impressive Bell Tower overlooking the sea!

The blue domes of the churches are pronounced against the white buildings!

A favorite photo

Santorini is the most visited of all the Greek islands!

I can always find time for a little shopping!

There is a gorgeous view around every corner!

Butch and I ate the best baklava at an outdoor cafe and watched the amazing sunset.  Could I say…just so romantic!!!

Again we are unable to capture the moment on camera!

Santorini is one of two locations in Europe to feature a hot desert climate!  Due to its unique ecology and climate, and especially its volcanic ash, Santorini is home to prized produce.  Their cherry tomatoes are renowned!

We visited this Greek orthodox monastery founded in 1711.  This is also the highest point on the island, located in the southeastern part.

Thank you, friends, for traveling with us!

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  1. Your pictures are beautiful. We recently booked a trip to Greece, but Santorini isn’t part of our tour. I knew I wanted to go there, but it just isn’t going to happen. Thanks for sharing these lovely views.

  2. grammygoodwill says:

    Your pictures are stunning. I’ve always wanted to see Santorini. Hubby and I finally booked a trip to Greece, but the tour doesn’t include this beautiful island. Thanks for sharing your pictures so I can see some of that beauty.

  3. Marigene says:

    Beautiful photos…looks like paradise! I love the way the sky meets the sea, almost the same shade of azure blue. It would be hard to leave there.
    Have a great week, Pam.

  4. Jill Roberts says:

    These pictures are breath-taking!! You guys do such a great job of taking us along with you on your travels! Love it!! Story-tellers make the best travelers! 😉

  5. Sharon | Her Organized Chaos says:

    Oh my goodness!! I am in love. No matter how good of a photographer you are, pictures just can’t do a place like that justice. Greece would be a dream vacation. I would love if you linked this up to Totally Terrific Tuesday which is live right now! Thank you so much for sharing. I hope to see you soon.


  6. jessbures says:

    you made me feel like I was there! that is so stunning. It is not added to the places I want to visit in my lifetime! thank you so very much for sharing this at Totally Terrific Tuesday! I love having you there! Have a wonderful week!
    Jess @liverandomlysimple

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