50 Shades of Blue ~ Santorini, Greece
Yes, I know I wear a lot of blue. Also, I know it seems as if I have deliberately carried a suitcase full of blue clothing to Greece, however, that is purely a coincidence that I realised on seeing all the pictures from the holiday. I guess, while packing I sub-consiously gravitated towards all the blue things in my closet.
As I am sure most of you know Santorini in an island in Greece, in the Aegean sea. It is one of the most easily recognisable places for the stark white architecture with splashes of blue. Traveling from India, it is best to take a flight to Athens and then take another short flight to the island of Santorini. My connection was from Abu Dhabi as I was flying Etihad but all my exhaustion vanished at the first sight of this awe-inspiring view.
The pictures in this story were all taken on the first day of my trip. My husband and I, we stayed at a hotel in the Oia village in Santorini. I would highly recommend staying in this part of the island as a tourist as most of the attractions are walking distance.
Oia, is that postcard looking part of Santorini that you see in all the pictures. This part of the island is best explored on foot. There are no monuments or historic sights, the entire village in itself is a unique experience with stunning views. Simply walk down the main street that is packed with restaurants, dessert bars, clothing and jewellery boutiques as well as souvenir shops.
As you will be walking a lot, I recommend you dress for comfort. Ideally a maxi dress or shorts as the wind it too much and a short dress will just fly away. Most tourists seem to be wearing a bathing suit with shorts or a coverup. I would advise against wearing flip-flops as the streets are cobbled and there are a lot of steps. Cushioned shoes are a must!
I am wearing white shorts from AG Jeans, a baby blue racerback tank from Armani Exchange, a knitted mesh top from Theory, sneaker sandals from Marc by Marc Jacobs, a silk Bengal Tiger scarf from Hermes and a blue tote from Goyard.
I love wearing head-pieces but tan like crazy, so had to remove my headscarf halfway through the day as I started to get a tan line on my forehead (In case you were wondering where it went in some of the pictures).