I know what image pops into your head when I say Santorini; it’s these views.
Santorini really is exactly as you imagine it. Sparkling blue water, pastel coloured buildings perched one on top of another, steep cliffs with donkeys walking up their winding staircases and domed churches contrasted against the bright sky.
As one of the most popular Greek islands though, expect high prices during the peak season and bustling groups of tourists crowding the small roads and walkways.
We kept up our tradition alive and hired a quad bike to make our own way around the island, first riding from Fira where we were staying to the small town of Oia. Home to those blue domed churches and beautiful sunset views, Oia is one of the most popular places to visit in Santorini. As we wandered around we saw multiple brides being photographed for a bridal shoot and tourists hustling to get the pictures of that iconic view.
There is also a coastal path you can walk from Fira to Oia, which we did half of on our second day. The second half of the walk is along the road we had already driven, so we just did the first half taking us right along the coast with breathtaking views all around us.
We also quad-biked to the black and red beaches, trying to make the most of our transport and see as much of the island as we could.
Once again though, one of the highlights was the delicious Greek food, in particular Lamb in a Nest from Volcano Blue. With views of the sunset over the caldera, we enjoyed this delicious specialty of slow cooked lamb cooked in a bag with vegetables and feta on our last night in Greece.
Where we stayed: San Giorgio Villas, Fira It was great value for money with big, clean and modern rooms, and a central location right in the middle of Fira.