One of the nights we caught a bus to the town of Oia (pronounced Iia). The bus was another disorganised event but we got there in the end. Oia is the place you see on all the postcards and pictures of Greece. The white town on the hill overlooking the water with all the white buildings and blue domes. So as you can imagine my expectations were high. The place was again over run with tourists. It actually felt like a tourist destination gone wrong, it felt like everyone who was on the island was in that town to watch the sunset. There were just crowds and crowds of people. So instead of standing amongst the crowd to watch the sunset (which lets face it we’ve all done before) we strolled around all these beautiful buildings and stumbled across the place I was looking for with all the lovely domes.
It looked like a dream and it was just such a lovely place. I’m sure all the people who were sitting on the other side waiting for the sunset missed the best part of this town. We sat and enjoyed it for awhile before heading on the bus (before the hordes of tourists left after the sunset).
The following day on Santorini we rented a quad bike and went around the island to check out the other beaches and all the stunning views. We came to the agreement that we’d definitely picked the best beach on the island. Perissa beach was chilled, not full of rowdy people, great restaurants and bars and beautiful turquoise waters that were calm and clean.
On our last night in Santorini, we tried out a new bar along the board walk. After a few drinks we headed off, only for the owner to escort us back in and shout us a few more rounds which was a nice surprise.
It was so sad to leave Santorini the following day but we really enjoyed our time there and I would highly recommend Perissa beach on Santorini Island!