Leanbean in Germany

Military wife trying to figure out this military life

Santorini June 25, 2011

Filed under: Europe,Traveling — leanbean @ 10:21 am

Greece was at the top of our list of places to see while we lived in Germany, however, it took us over two years to make it there.  I found a great trip online through VirginVacations and booked the Santorini, Mykonos, Athens package.  The best part about the package is that they met you at every stop and got you to your destination.  Once at your destination they left you alone until your departure.

Our first stop was Kamari, Santorini.  What was great about not staying in Fira or Oia was that there were less tourists and it was more relaxing.  We stayed at the Aegean Plaza and it was was fantastic with three pools, a bar and free internet.

Joe drinking some beer outside our room:

Unbeknownst to us was Santorini is know for its white wine.  Joe was a little skeptical but one of our favorite things we did on the trip was the private winery tour.  It was a bit pricey but we had a lot of fun and the guide only allows 8 people per tour.   We visited four wineries and sampled a lot of wine.  The group we were with were a lot of fun and one couple actually owned a vineyard in Sonoma.

At the conclusion of our winery tour we stopped in Fira, the main “city” on the island.  Fira had some wonderful shopping and food but it was packed.

The next day we decided to rent an ATV and drive around the entire island.  It was the most fun we had the entire trip.

The next day we were off to Mykonos.


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