Santorini was a dream. It's exactly like it appears in pictures, like heaven. And for most people visiting, it is heaven.
We stayed in Imerovigli at Absolute Bliss and it was just absolute utter bliss. Funny that. One of the most recommended things to do in Santorini is the walk from Fira to Oia along the cliffs through Imerovigli. The whole walk is many many hours so we decided to just do the shorter part of it from Imerovigli to Fira. And we are so glad we did. The walk ended up taking about an hour each way and was very hot and hilly. It was the perfect amount of exercise and sight seeing without being overkill that I'm sure walking all the way to Oia would have been.
As you walk, you pass luxury hotel after luxury hotel with infinity pools and private hot tubs galore. There is definitely no shortage of amazing paces to stay in this town. I was glad to take someone's recommendation on where to stay so I didn't have to do any research.
Patrick and I ended up splitting up shortly into the walk because I was stopping every 5 feet to take pictures. But with views like these, how could you not? I actually enjoyed walking at my own pace without the Mr. giving me the side eye every time I snapped a picture. I got it all out of my system on the walk there so we walked back together without stopping for pictures. You are welcome, P.
When we met back up we decided to stop and refuel at a picturesque cliff-side patio. Rule number 1 when on vacation: refueling must be done by drinking beer, not water. I tried the Volkan Santorini Blonde, because it was so fitting. I love a good blonde beer and this was no exception.
Once we arrived in the main town of Fira we didn't waste any time getting gelato. And oh my, gelato is so much better when you are hot and tired and hungry. I swear it was the best I've ever had. This boy seemed pretty chuffed himself.
All in all, it was a fabulous walk and a great way to spend a few hours. I highly recommend only doing this section of the walk and renting an ATV for the trip to Oia. It is further than it looks and those windy mountain roads leading to Oia are a dream for a lover of adventure and speed.