Santorini = sun, sand, sleep and Scott’s birthday!

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After a quick stint in Athens, Scott and I jumped on an 8 hour ferry to the beautiful island of Santorini. I heard great things about this island from my family and friends so it was a must-see for me. Scott didn’t know anything about Santorini and couldn’t believe I was dragging him to a place he didn’t know about for his birthday. An unknown place that looks like this:
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Poor. Scott.

Once he took a good look at the island, I think he was okay with spending some time here =)

Santorini is a wonder of nature. Once a rather large (and whole island), a massive volcano on the island erupted sometime in 1600 BC. Eventually 1/3 of the island collapsed underwater, causing Santorini to now be a crest shaped island with the tip of the volcano peeking out of the water
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We didn’t take many photos because all Scott wanted to do on his birthday week was sleep, either in the hotel or on the beach. After all of the nonstop activity and travel we had gone through the past 6 weeks, I was perfectly okay with that plan.

Despite the restrictions on celebrating his birthday, I did surprise Scott with an Oreo Chocolate cake! We agreed that it was the best birthday cake we’ve ever eaten.
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Scott devoured the cake in less than two days, with my help of course.

We met a cool guy in Thailand (Matt from Canada) and he recommended a place for us to stay. It was called Stelio’s Place and was perfect for our travel budget. It was located just steps away from Perissa beach and had a lovely pool, even though we used it just once:
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Perissa beach was really beautiful and a great place to relax all day:
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One day we digressed from our lazy routine and rented a motorbike for the day. image
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We came across some great lookout points. See Scott in that cliff?
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Here is the photo he took from that point:
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We visited a lighthouse at the southern tip of the island
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uhh, Scott?
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ahh, okay
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Seriously, who owns this house?
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We drove all around the island, stopping at the main town of Fira and its beautiful church
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My favorite stop was the Red Beach:
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Scott’s favorite was Oia, the famous town with an even more famous sunset.
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I have never witnessed an applause once a sunset is over, that is how beautiful the view is. Our cameras couldn’t capture the beauty but here are some attempts:
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On our last day in Santorini we were catching an overnight ferry to Rhodes at 12:50am. We had time to kill so we attended a Greek night at a local restaurant. They played Greek music, served authentic Greek dishes and gave traditional Greek dancing performances and yes, I danced a little too.

They also smashed plates! And yes, I smashed a plate too. It was an awesome way to end our stint in Santorini =)
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3 responses to “Santorini = sun, sand, sleep and Scott’s birthday!”

  1. Natasha :) says :

    This looks like such a great way to spend your birthday, Scott! Such pretty pictures. 🙂

  2. Anonymous says :

    S/K What a birthday week gift. And the heart into the sunset is the perfect way to wrap up the Santorini Salute!! Papa E and Pam

  3. Anonymous says :

    Happy belated Birthday Scottie!!! Mrs Ediger

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