Live it: Santorini Style

H and I had a brilliant time on our recent holiday to the Greek Island of Santorini, We wanted to share some of our photos with you guys. We stayed in Perissa, to the south of the island about 40 mins from the airport by coach. 

We booked our Holiday in H's local Thomas Cook, they were super helpful, despite us being quite picky about what we wanted for our trip away. They managed to find us a great deal with Olympic Holidays, at the family run Sandy Villas. Despite the 'mixed' reviews on trip advisor, we found it to be a great place to stay, just perfect for our expectations and budget. The rooms were basic but clean, the location was great, about a 5-10 mins walk to the long beach and lots of local restaurants.
 I am going to honest we chose this holiday because it was the cheapest deal we could find at the time we wanted to go, however we were really lucky and it turns out we got a great deal and the location was brilliant. Olympic offered a good selection of excursions, but as we were there to just relax, we chose to stay at the villa's pool (which was beautiful) read books most days and head down to the beach for dinner every night. 

It was a short, pretty walk down to the beach, which we made everyday. There was a supermarket and 24 hour bakery at the end of our road, which we also visited everyday, mostly because of the amazing cakes but also because the baker was delightful eye candy!

Perissa Beach

Neither H or I are fans of being on the beach during the day preferring the pool, particularly as it was volcanic sand, but it was really nice to be there in the evenings. The promenade ran along the beach front and was lined with restaurants, bars and shops. We managed to eat in a different place every night and there were still plenty we could have tried.  Every meal we had was a good one, but we really liked Tranquilo and Noma. 

One of our favourite places was the ice cream parlour, we ate there three times! It was a winner for me because they had my favourite pistachio and coconut ice creams. They also did waffles and crepes, so of course we had to sample those too! The decor was really cute, I loved this table made out of two baskets and a door.

I would totally recommend Santorini as a holiday destination, we had a great time and we didn't even take in any of the beautiful sites that the island has to offer.
We had a completely relaxing week, we chilled out and read books, swam in the pool and enjoyed the sunshine, or shade if your H. 

Now where have you guys been this year, where are you off to? Have you posted on your blog about your trip, comment with a link below and we will come and check it out!
H and Sammy xxx