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SANTORINI & ATHENS, GREECE | TRAVEL GUIDE


ATHENS


TO SLEEP


Pallas athena I did not stay here personally, but have heard it's one of the best if you're planning to take the hotel route.

Airbnb A few places i'd definitely check out if i were to go back. this option looks perfect for folks on a budget, whereas this spot looks like an obvious choice if you're planning to splurge a bit more.

TO EAT & DRINK


Pi box: Neighborhood new york inspired deli.

42 bar: In the heart of athens, an amazing cocktail bar

Baba au rum: Classic cocktails and live music 

Gyros Of course. They're everywhere and they're all good. 

TO EXPLORE


Leather sandals: Visit Stavros, the "poet sandal maker". I've had mine for years and they get better with age. 

Catamaran We took a private boat ride for the day that made little stops in Aegina, Poros, and Hydra and i'll remember it forever. 

Mt lycabettus Hike/walk up to the top, you will be hot and sweaty and frustrated, but it's all worth it for those views!

Acropolis in the evening Less crowded, less hot, and seeing it lit up at night is beautiful. 

SANTORINI


TO SLEEP


Airbnb: my wishlist can be found here. Airbnb didn't exist when I visited Greece back in the day, there are so many dreamy ones I'd love to try

The Majestic Hotel, Fira Couldn't have been better; it's luxurious with views that give you the "i'm in greece" feeling, without the price tag. 

TO EAT AND DRINK


Taverna Dimitris Along the water with the freshest fish and friendliest service.

Franco's cafe, pyrgos: Great food, great drinks, great service, great views!

TO EXPLORE


Paths, alleys, stairwells You'll find these all over Fira and Oia, and it's so much fun to get lost amongst the many local shops, eateries and beautiful homes. Here are also some cool hikes

The Red Sand Beach This spot has grown to be more touristy over the years, however it's truly out of this world beautiful and welcomes all nudity which is kinda fun if you're into that.

Scooters They're everywhere! Rent one for a long ride, we took ours down to rocky Perissa Beach and enjoyed drinks @ yazz beach bar

Wine tour If you're into that sort of thing, I can't imagine a better backdrop for sipping wine 

 

when i visited greece i was not as obsessed with photography as i am now, so i have nothing from my trip documented.
these beautiful photos are borrowed from the beautiful studioDIY