Karterados village

The traditional village of Karterados is built beside a stream in a ravine and its existence is recorded back to the 17th century. The original dwellings are cave houses built deep into the rock face and there’s a lovely traditional windmill in the main village square. During the 19th century Karterados was one of the largest seaContinue reading “Karterados village”

Vothonas village

Vothonas is a small rock village and architecturally it is one of the strangest villages on Santorini. A tangle of paths climb up to the cave houses – some perfectly restored and others derelict and deserted. It’s a complex network of open and closed excavations, almost like being on an archaeological dig in places. As the coastalContinue reading “Vothonas village”

Trinkets and seaviews

Oia is the photographic gift that just keeps giving I am afraid peeps! So brace yourself for a couple more posts of this little whitewashed slice of heaven. Everything is just so darned photogenic! Whether it’s colourful pumice stones to a trio of weathered doors, Neil genuinely feared that I would never let us leave.Continue reading “Trinkets and seaviews”

That iconic snap

Onwards with our whistle stop tour of gorgeous little Oia (pronounced EE ah). The town reached the peak of prosperity in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Its prosperity was based on its merchant fleet, which traded in the Eastern Mediterranean. The two-story captains’ houses built on the highest part of the village are aContinue reading “That iconic snap”

Wedding of the year

So it’s time for the main event, the reason we’d all converged onto the gorgeous little island of Santorini. My beautiful little cousin’s wedding! No apologies for the completely family centric posting of lots of posey pictures of people you will never have heard of (and probably have no interest in either!) But hey, it’sContinue reading “Wedding of the year”

Colours of Greece

Mooching around the back streets of Santorini’s capital city Fira we encounter endless splashes of colour, from tea towels to pottery. The turquoise of this door frame contrasts deliciously with the salmon pink of the begonias. Meanwhile Neil adopts his usual role as human photo prop and delicate ceramic bells jingle beguilingly from a shadyContinue reading “Colours of Greece”