Santorini in the off-season was heavenly. Temperate weather, cheap lodging and in Oia, there were times when I had the whole town to myself. I used to dream about going to Santorini one day. One day finally came…

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when I arrive in Greece it was dark. Anxious to see what’s outside on the first morning

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first views of Fira, Santorini

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boutique hotels. my style.

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breakfast included

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breakfast included

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Santorini breakfast.

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These folks are from Israel. The lady tried to fit me in the back of their 2-seater smart car and take me around the island. That’s ok. I’m all set.

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Fira.

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steps for DAYS in this town

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come through, brows!

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we met on the steps. they were extremely excited that I’d been to China. remember those faces.

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in these streets. Fira.

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alleyways = cats. especially in Greece.

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the caldera.

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best souvlaki ever.

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fries!
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it’s V-day everywhere

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the bus to Oia is only 1.80 euro and is a scenic 15-min ride. don’t take a cab.

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bus station looks a lot less sketchy during the day

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my private terrace in Oia

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no cars in Oia. footpaths only.

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Oia

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Oia

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Oia alleys

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donkeys are the mode of transportation in Oia. all donkeys everything.

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the only group of tourists in town.

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that backdrop

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where there are gates and love, there are locks

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dogs roam free in Greece. they couldn’t care less about humans. they have their own things to do.

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pedestrian streets of Oia

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precarious but gorgeous construction site

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utilitarian. except also beautiful.

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a man hanging around the mini mart insisted on giving me this meat. he spoke not a bit of English and I speak no Greek. he was missing at least one tooth and clutching a bottle of brown liquid. he kept lunging to grab my arm, but in a jolly I’m not trying to take you way. i politely accepted it, walked away, took a picture of it, and tossed it. i don’t accept meat from strange men. #pause

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breakfast at the hotel in Oia

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what’s a Greek breakfast without olives?

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Oia nights

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the only restaurant in town open at night. off season.

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finally some seafood!

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largest prawns ever

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usually i take my dinner without cat fur and litter paws but when in Greece…

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last morning

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last morning

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airport “security”. oh.

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the whole island of Santorini

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reflecting on my last sunset.
 

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Coming soon: Photojournal – Athens and check out  journey to Santorini.

 

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