Reasons why we love Santorini
|Beautiful Doors in Santorini|
Right after we see the pictures of Santorini (also advertised in iphone 6 billboard-with different purpose), I don't hesitate to put Santorini in my bucket list.
When we arrived there, after one hour flight from Athens, and half an hour car ride from the airport, my endorphins was pumped excitedly and finally we know why this island awarded as the most beautiful island in the world.
Here are the reasons:
1. Sea on the Terrace
|the Aegean Sea|
As we can see, the blue aegean sea meet the blue sky is one of the reason why tourist flocks in here especially in summer. It may be many people dreams to have a villa where we can see sea just few steps from bedroom.
2. White City on the shoulder of Caldera
Beside the sea, the caldera is one of the unique thing in Oia, Santorini. Oia extends for almost 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) along the northern edge of the caldera that forms the island of Santorini, at a height of between 70 and 100 metres (230 and 330 ft) above sea level.
3. The traditional Cave House
|Beautiful Cave house just like house miniature for your barbies!|
The traditional architecture of Santorini is similar to that of the other Cyclades, with low-lying cubical houses, made of local stone and whitewashed or limewashed with various volcanic ashes used as colours. The unique characteristic is the common utilisation of the hypóskapha: extensions of houses dug sideways or downwards into the surrounding pumice. These rooms are prized because of the high insulation provided by the air-filled pumice, and are used as living quarters of unique coolness in the summer and warmth in the winter (just like traditional hanok village in Korea!) (source: Wikipedia)
4. The famous Blue Dome church
|Photogenic blue dome church taken from the inside of restaurant|
The Blue Dome church may be one of the most famous icon in Oia. Located near to the Sunset point, we can see it by looking for the west side.
5. Sunset in your eyes while enjoying snacks or drinks
|Sunset covered in cloud yet still magnificent|
Whether you love sunrise over sunset, seeing sunset when in Oia is one of must activity. while we were in there, the sky is cloudy therefore we can see the beautiful sunsets. Somehow, while enjoying the afternoon, our eyes still awed and dragged to this nature's daily activity.
Try to come several minutes earlier to the sunset point because the crowds are quite lot so you won't miss the best spot to prepare your camera.
6. Cobbled stone or Marble streets, both are beautiful.
|Paths in Oia|
7. Even in spring, the island is still beautiful with blooming flowers
|Wild Flowers in Oia|
In the low seasons, several restaurants are not open and still undermaintenanced. But don't worry, there is also few restaurants open at dinner time.
8. The famous Windmill
|Twin Windmills at west side|
Just like blue dome church in Oia, the twin windmills is also one of most picturesque object in Oia
9. Even Random Buildings that still underconstructions, still beautiful!
|underconstruction church and flag of Greece|
Thanks God, we live in era when we don't need film rolls to capture photos so there is no more reason to be worry to take thousands pictures of every corner of Santorini!
10. Even Cats in Santorini are cute and handsome
Also, dogs in Oia are not dangerous at all. They will follow every human who brings plastic packages and ask for just water or your food. Don't be afraid with them, sometimes they do that just out of hunger or thirsty.
Well, of course there are other reasons why tourists love this island that we didn't have time to explored. Just tell me your experience while in there in comments sections!
Thank you and see you at the next posts!