Santorini: Caldera walks in white and blue

Santorini: caldera view

It has already been more than a week since we came back from Santorini, but my mind constantly travels back there. The whitewashed facades topped up with blue domes or garnished with hot pink flowers. The richness of taste in local tavernas. The constant breath-taking view from every spot on the caldera. Just like an endless postcard. Or a wallpaper. If I only reached out with my hand, I could squeeze the horizon. And all those blue shades would run through my fist like the juice of sweet oval grapes…

Well, well, I maybe got a bit drifted away. Just a tiny bit. But if you have been to Santorini, you are definitely walking in my shoes right now. What I really wanted to say though is how funny it is that once sad events can bring us so much joy nowadays. The Minoan eruption of Thera (approx. 1400 BC) destroyed a whole civilization and maybe buried Atlantis underwater but when I was standing at the verge of the rock, looking at the merge of blue shades of sea and sky along the horizon, this very much seemed like the right thing to happen.

Santorini: caldera view

If you are not afraid of the burning Santorini sun, you can take a long walk along the caldera all the way from Fira to Oia (the farthest west point on the island, thus the best place to enjoy the sunset). Experienced people say it takes around three full hours of walking if you keep your focus on the road and don’t get tempted by all the small restaurants and cafeterias that await you along the way. Well, resisting temptation has never been my virtue, so we managed to only reach by foot the picturesque towns of Firostefani and Imerovigli, but we did discover a number of wonderful restaurants to rest our feet and enjoy the beautiful view again and again.

Santorini: caldera view

Santorini: caldera view from Firostefani

The occasional spots that have not been occupied by restaurants, hotels or cafeterias host street sellers of – well – blue jewelry against the white caldera wall that traces the walking route. Even the motorbikes are painted in white and blue to add to the color palette of the island. Talk about harmony!

Santorini: caldera view

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12 Responses to Santorini: Caldera walks in white and blue

  1. Charlotte June 29, 2013 at 1:45 am #

    These images are just gorgeous! I love Santorini, I can’t wait to go back!

    • Sylvia June 30, 2013 at 2:50 pm #

      Thanks, Charlotte!

      I just came back but I am already planning for my next trip to Santorini =)

  2. The Fashion Fraction June 29, 2013 at 3:31 pm #

    lovely photos

    • Sylvia June 30, 2013 at 2:51 pm #

      Thank you =)

  3. Alexandra June 30, 2013 at 12:04 pm #

    Santorini is such a heavenly place, wonderful pictures and words!!! Thanks for sharing such a nice post! Gladly followed you on Bloglovin’, hope you can do same;)
    Have a happy time!

    Best wishes, Alexandra

    • Sylvia June 30, 2013 at 2:52 pm #

      Thanks, Alexandra, for your nice words! I will def check you out at Bloglovin’. =)

  4. CJ Thapa July 1, 2013 at 5:58 am #

    Yea, everything looks whityyy and blueyyy. From sea color to house color

  5. alison*elle July 2, 2013 at 5:59 pm #

    WOW, these pictures are so gorgeous. I am so jealous… I’ve always wanted to visit Santorini!

    xo, alison*elle

    • Sylvia July 2, 2013 at 7:03 pm #

      I hope you manage to go there soon, it is magical!

  6. Estefania July 3, 2013 at 11:53 am #

    Wow!! what a great post and blog!! I love love Santorini, but I have never been there, i hope my dream could come true soon!!
    have a great day!

    new post on my blog!


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