You guys. Greece is officially the most gorgeous place I’ve ever seen. The water is the deepest blue, the sun is shining, and there is a light breeze every step you take. Yes, it’s even caused me to get poetic! I will say that I am and will always be, a city girl at heart. But outside of the city lights, this place is absolutely stunning.

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Breakfast call! I will always get up for breakfast, though my jet lag almost made me question my dedication to breakfast foods.

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We decided to have a go at the hiking trail just below our hotel. One thing I love about the Oia Suites is that there is direct access to the trail, which is great exercise in the morning! We hiked towards Fira a little ways and stopped to see a beautiful old church. Lots of photos were taken. And I mean lots.

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After our hike we headed down to the pool where we spent hours just hanging out, listening to music, and taking more photos. Hey, it’s 2017, and I’m not afraid to admit it. Plus, this place is seriously magical.Β I will say, it is flippin’ hot here. Being from Phoenix, I sort of expected it, and I was looking at the weather a few weeks before we left. I knew it would be warm, but it’s been a lot hotter than I expected. Not hot enough to make the pool feel like bath water though. The pool was so cool and refreshing to jump in to.

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We headed in to the center of Oia, which was about a 15 minute walk. It felt great to get some exercise, and we photographed the sights along the way. We stopped at a little market to pick up some water, because by this point the sun was really beating down on us.

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Lunch time! We had lunch in downtown Oia with the most amazing view of the Caldera. The restaurant was a bit touristy, but hey, it happens. Tomorrow we are supposed to be stopping by a friend of a friend’s restaurant for dinner, which should be amazing.

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I definitely needed my sweet fix at this point. So we decided to make our way even farther in to Oia to find a place to grab some ice cream. Along the way we climbed on roofs (which has now made me understand what it takes to get those types of shots you see on Instagram), walked down adorable stairways, and stopped for several espressos.

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After stopping by the most beautiful little dessert shop, with the most amazing views of the Caldera, we decided to head back to our hotel and watch the sunset. We droned. We photographed. We chatted with the owner. It was the perfect ending to a perfect day in Santorini.

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The time has finally caught up to me, and I am sitting here watching the sunset off the balcony. A few glasses of wine might also be sitting beside me. Just sayin’…

-Emily

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  1. Feeling white jealousy right now, haha. I had a chance to visit Santorini when I was in Greece but we decided against it as it was a bit too expensive for us at that time. But I’m hoping to visit it in the future. It looks like a very beautiful place πŸ™‚ Hope that you’re having fun there! x

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

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    1. Haha it is quite pricey. I actually prefer Mykonos over Santorini now that I’ve been to both. But it was breathtaking nonetheless. πŸ™‚

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  2. Greece is beautiful – I have been to Crete many years ago and was meant to see Santorini as well but unfortunately, it did not work out as planned. I have to remedy this and go back as soon as possible πŸ™‚

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    1. Ah that’s amazing! I would have loved to have gone to Crete. I’ve heard it’s so gorgeous. Santorini was beautiful, but I actually prefer Mykonos after spending some time there. πŸ™‚

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  3. What a perfect first day! Glad jetlag didn’t get the best of you. Breakfast is super important and I bet being from Arizona prepared you well for the heat! Dan and I always end up in touristy restaurants because that’s just what we’re drawn to (places that speak English). They’ve never been too bad though! Maybe just a little overpriced πŸ˜‰ Can’t wait to read more on your travels in Greece! If you have any great honeymoon spots, let me know!

    Kim
    Simply Lovebirds

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    1. Thanks Kim! I was definitely prepared for the heat, though I also wanted a little vacation from the heat itself haha. I hate eating at touristy places, because they drive the price up so much. And usually the food isn’t super authentic. But hey, I totally get the English thing! I actually never thought of that as something someone might prefer, but it totally makes sense!

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  4. I love these day schedule types of posts!
    I bet Greece is an absolute dream– so exciting that you’re there! Have fun and best of luck with this new change πŸ™‚
    Julia | juliainbluhm.com

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