We just got back from an AMAZING trip to Greece! It was absolutely beautiful and a perfect, relaxing vacation. We hiked, walked around town exploring the awesome & unique Greek architecture, chilled on our Airbnb porch, ate a lot of tomatoes, cucumbers, and Greek fava, & loaded Ryker up with so much sunscreen haha. Great trip! More details in the captions below!
Baby is asleep, time to enjoy some wine with a view from our Airbnb!
Our Airbnb was AMAZING! What made it such a great experience were our hosts. The host’s mom lived next door and she adored Ryker and brought us homemade Greek treats almost every day. We felt like we were part of the family!
Enjoying the sunset while eating Tomatokeftedes Santorinis (fried tomato fritters) that she made us!
Our awesome cave Airbnb! We stayed in the town of Finikia, which was about a ten minute walk from Oia. It was perfect! We were able to live among the locals, but could easily access the restaurants, wine bars and beautiful streets of Oia.
One of the many stunning views of walking around Oia. Oia is the town on the island known for its beauty and sunsets as well as a romantic and more quiet feeling. (On the other hand Fira is the capital of Santorini and is known more for shops and nightlife.)
This was the rooftop of a library/bookstore in Oia – so cool! Also a perfect diaper changing spot because nobody was there ;)
Santorini wine! At a cute little spot called Meteor Cafe in Oia.
Oia! From here is where we hiked down to Amoudi Bay.
One afternoon we ventured down many steps to beautiful Amoudi Bay. The water was perfect and refreshing and it was so much fun to watch Ryker play in this little tide pool – he loved it! His favorite thing to do was move the rocks around in the water!
Freshly caught octopus in Amoudi Bay, we ate some of this (after it was grilled in delicious spices) and it was amazing!
Amoudi Bay – Ryker just woke up from his nap on the go and is ready for the water!
Ryker loved playing with and sorting these rocks! He would make piles and move them from one side of Eric’s legs to the other, back and forth :) Ryker loved playing in this little ocean puddle!
Happy mama and baby!
Delicious calamari from Dimitris Taverna! So fresh!
One afternoon we did a little wine tasting at Domaine Sigalas. It was about a ten minute walk from our Airbnb and had great wines!
Ryker and Eric ready for our big hike! We hiked from the town of Fira all the way to Oia, which is about 6.5 miles.
Spectacular views along the whole hike!
The Fira>Oia hike takes you through several towns as well as some volcanic landscape right along the coast.
More great hiking views!
Sweaty and extremely lathered in sunscreen! Amazingly none of us got sunburned on this trip :)
We picked up gyros and kababs one night for a picnic dinner with an epic view.
On our last day, we spent an afternoon at Kamari beach! We didn’t stay long because of the heat and sun, but we all got to get in the water and cool off!
OUR FAVORITE TRAVEL BUD!
Definitely a trip to remember! I highly recommend a Santorini vacation! :)