Santorini has always been at the top of my bucket list and I was ecstatic to finally see it in the flesh. It is one of the most breathtaking and scenic places I’ve ever had the pleasure of visiting. Even though I only had three days on this stunning island, I was still able to enjoy some of its best-kept secrets:
Sleep: When you learn that Gianni Versace reserved every room at The Tsitouras Collection (Main Street, Firostefani, +30 2286 023747) for an entire month, you know instantly that this boutique hotel must offer some seriously luxe accommodation. Guests are treated to private chefs (rooftop dining), stunning views, designer gallery-style rooms and exceptional service. Check out the full review here.
Eat: If you are after fresh seafood, head to Dimitris Ammoudi Taverna (Ammoudi Bay, Oia, Kikladhes, +30 2286071606). Guests can handpick their catch-of-the-day, which will be thrown on the grill and straight onto your plate. Insider tip: don’t miss the Lobster linguine, it’s exquisite.
For traditional Greek cuisine head to Metaxi Mas (Exo Gonia, Pyrgos, +30 22860 31323). This restaurant is a local favourite due to its down-to-earth home cooked meals (healthy portions), well priced menu and unbeatable views of the Santorini landscape. Insider tip: there is always a line here and tables are fully booked every night so make sure you have a reservation.
Drink: Treat yourself at the Domaine Sigalas Winery (Oia 847 02, +30 2286 071644), an old traditional family vineyard that produces some of the most renowned wines in Greece.
Play: If you are in Santorini, you must book yourself on a SailSantorini (Vlyxada marina, +306936712542) adventure. You can choose from a morning half day or sunset boat ride, both options offer on-board lunch/dinner (gourmet seafood BBQ) with hotel transfers. We spent the luxurious trip basking in the sun, swimming in private red, black and white beaches, experiencing volcanic thermal hot springs and revelling in the unbeatable views of the Aegean Sea.
Happy Travels x