Handstand Steph ventures into the edge of Santorini.

PhotoPhiles Volume III: The Santorini Edition

Europe, Eye Candy, Greece, PhotoPhiles, Travel
The beauty of Santorini!

Pristine whites against breathtaking blues on the majestic island of Santorini.

PhotoPhiles is a recurring feature spotlighting some of our favorite photos taken on and off the road. In this third edition, we welcome you to the fantastical Greek island of Santorini, well-known to many as one of the most stunning and romantic places on Earth. Only with divine destruction could such surreal beauty emerge. The small island’s literal earth-shattering origins are a constant reminder as one walks, scoots, or ATVs along the jagged edges of the caldera. No, pictures don’t even come close to doing this land justice, but we’re willing to at least give it a try…

Handstand Steph ventures to the edge of paradise along the Fira-Oia path. We hiked through Firà, Firostefáni and Imerovígli, tracing the caldera and taking in incredible views every step of the way.

Cafe view in Oia had JCrew in disbelief and bliss.

JCrew enjoys a mighty cup of brew, a perfect complement to Oia’s ridiculous views.

This is where the 9km walk really turns into a hike, with near desert-like conditions. Bring water!

A thin slice of land topped with cream and sandwiched between endless serenity.

Red Beach, Santorini Salute!

JCrew shows his respect for the blazing beauty of Santorini’s Red Beach.

10666088_10203797474790695_5088367575533650361_n

No, this isn’t a funky cottage with amazing style — it’s part of a church near Red Beach in Akrotiri.

10593172_10203797437629766_2329031122753566979_n

Handstand Steph salutes the windmill and shows off her skills on the steps leading to Amoudi Bay

10007482_10203797442029876_1485260270059546724_n

Classic Santorini, sunhat and all.

Sanotrini as it is today comes from a volcanic eruption.

A constant reminder of Santorini’s volcanic roots is forever burned into the ground.

The style of Santorini

Little white boxes stacked atop the vibrant town of Fira.

Sanotini Garbage collection!

Garbage collection, Oia-style. The donkey was not as amused as we were…

10523976_10203797431589615_8045299288333835437_n

Bruiser, aka our ATV rental, posing in front of Aghios Artemios Traditional Houses, a cave hotel showcasing Cycladic architecture. The church, the only on the island with a light blue dome, dates back to the 15th century.

 

2 thoughts on “PhotoPhiles Volume III: The Santorini Edition

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s