Our idea of going to Santorini was, of course, because I really wanted to go there since forever, also to have some relaxing days to rest a bit from our busy holidays in Europe. We got 4 days there, but in case you just want to check the main spots on the island, I would say 2-3 days are enough.
Something that I feel I must say is that I was a bit disappointed. Look, the place is beautiful indeed, but the photo perfect areas with those cave houses are super touristic. When I travel I like to see how the locals live, and there I had the impression I was in a theme park. All those houses are rentals, shops, restaurants, or hotel for tourists.
The locals live on the further areas of the island in very normal houses. I saw just one or two suburbs with that architecture you imagine when you think about Santorini. Putting it aside, the place gives you a lot of options to just chill and refresh yourself under the burning sun of Greece.
Anyways, I had 4 amazing days there, which I’ll be happily sharing with you now.
If you want to get straight to the point, here you canget my Google Mapswith all the main attractions conveniently marked for you.
Keep reading if you would also like an overview of these attractions.
Explore Thera, Firostefani, and Imerovigli
Take your time to stroll around these three suburbs in Santorini. Going up and down the alleys, there you will find those beautiful and white cave houses, a few shops, and restaurants, all facing the super blue Mediterranean sea.
When I was doing some research where to have the best gyro in Santorini, Lucky’s Souvlakis was the first option pointed by internet reviewers. Of course, I added it to my list and was super excited to try it out. But the truth is that this is not as good as people say on the internet…
Both of us ordered the same thing:
Pork gyro – served with hot chips, tomatoes, lettuce, onions, and tzatziki sauce.
I found their pita bread extremely oily, like with a taste of old oil. The meat was super dry and there was nothing special about this gyro at all.
Maybe I got them on a bad day, or people like it because it is extremely cheap compared to other places on the island. Anyways I don’t think it’s worth to save only a few cents and have something with this quality…