Santorini Island

Before my body decided to shut down and become sick, I took a weekend getaway to the Greek Island of Santorini. The island is a long 9-hour overnight ferry ride and nearly 200 km southeast from mainland Greece. The total land area comes to about 34.99 square miles and you can drive from one side of the island to the other in about 30 minutes. Santorini was formed out of an enormous volcanic explosion, destroying the earliest settlements on what was formerly a single island.

This island is also the filming spot for the Greek portion of the movie, "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants," a classic. We jumped off the same cliff, walked among the same homes and walked along the same dock.

In all my travels, Santorini is the most beautiful place I've visited. Against the beautiful blue sky, the white cave like houses glowed. To me, this is Greece.

In Oia, looking out at the ocean from the white cave-like homes

I like details

That cliff down there is where we jumped from

Welcome to Oia

These two were our tour guides

Postcard perfect day

Looking over his domain

I really could not get enough of it all

The blue doors!

The dock from the movie

Tasted Greek coffee on the Greek Island. Nothing I'll do again, but glad I tried it.

Anne is obsessed with this ice cream

Young Greek boy showing off for us

Anne has now driven in Panama, South Africa and Greece

While exploring I met Alexander, owner of Alexander's Hotel. He was very friendly and gave us a tour of his hotel. Here are a few rooms and views from this AMAZING place.



  1. wowza!!! soo beautiful. i'd like to go there, please!
    love you sooo much.. rest that body sister!

  2. How can anyone even live there? I would die every time I woke up because it is so incredibly beautiful! WOW. Seriously amazing!!! That is so cool that you got to go there!

  3. oh my word linds!! I can't believe you actually went there, a-mazing! as soon as a saw the first photo I thought of sister hood of the traveling pants and totally thought of you and sarah! I still have the tank bad you didn't have it to wear there.
    I can't believe you actually got to go to this part of Greece I think it is one of the most amazing places I have ever seen. miss you lots, looks like you are having quite the adventure!


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