Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far in Santorini, Greece

Church Bells in Santorini, Greece

Santorini has some of the most picturesque scenery on Earth! The stark white buildings topped with blue roofs are set into the barren brown landscape. The traditional villages sit atop the tall cliffs carved from a volcanic eruption 3,600 years ago.

The Andrew Family and our Cruise Ship in Santorini

Santorini Views

Stunning Santorini

 

The local villages are at the top of the caldera overlooking the blue Aegean Sea. Wandering through the meandering narrow streets is one of the best ways to spend your day here. The architecture is charming, the heights are dizzying, and the scenery is stunning as you gaze out to the lagoon and ocean beyond.

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18 Comments

  1. Marianne said,

    September 13, 2012 at 12:03 am

    I think we have all seen lovely photos of Santorini, but youยดve actually been there! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Was it really as stunning as you imagined?

    • globalanni said,

      September 13, 2012 at 1:29 am

      I have been lucky enough to go two times in my life! I went when I was 19 with my sister. I fell in love with the island and dreamed about returning there some day.When I had the chance to bring my husband and children there I jumped at the opportunity. It was just as fabulous as I had remembered it to be!!

  2. September 13, 2012 at 1:44 am

    Santorini is one of the beautiful places of Greece! Maybe it’s the volcano, i don’t know, but after you visit the island you fall in love with it! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • globalanni said,

      September 13, 2012 at 1:47 am

      True! It is now my chIldren’s favorite place they have been to so far.

  3. September 13, 2012 at 2:16 am

    I’ve only been to Athens… Now I want to go to Santorini!!

    • globalanni said,

      September 13, 2012 at 3:04 am

      It is so worth the trip. You have to see Mykonos too! Each island has a different vibe.

  4. September 13, 2012 at 11:12 am

    Now I know why the Greek flag is blue and white, the light is stunning. Nice photos, thank you.

    • globalanni said,

      September 14, 2012 at 3:13 am

      Thanks!

  5. LuAnn said,

    September 13, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    I have never been but I cannot imagine a whiter white or bluer blue location on earth, given the photos I’ve seen! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • globalanni said,

      September 14, 2012 at 3:13 am

      It is magical!

  6. adinparadise said,

    September 13, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    Your post brought back great memories. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • globalanni said,

      September 14, 2012 at 3:14 am

      A picture says a thousand words and stirs fabulous memories!

  7. sayvan said,

    September 13, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    A very beautiful place indeed… one of the best places I have ever visited.

    • globalanni said,

      September 14, 2012 at 3:12 am

      I agree! ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Expat Alien said,

    September 16, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    Such a beautiful place! Did you ride a donkey?

    • globalanni said,

      September 17, 2012 at 9:30 am

      The first time I went we rode the donkeys up. The next time I took the gondola.

      • Expat Alien said,

        September 17, 2012 at 6:23 pm

        Yeah, I think I would opt for the gondola next time… ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. currybadger said,

    December 6, 2012 at 3:30 am

    I’ve always wanted to go here, I swear I will!


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