One of the best ways to appreciate the stunning views over the caldera and to experience some of the exquisite (and expensive) cave house hotels is to walk the clifftop between Fira and Oia.
It will apparently take you three hours to cover the 9 km distance from Fira to Oia. However, we didn’t make it all the way! It was a HOT day and I was grumpy . . .
However we did get mid way to the pretty little village of Imerovigli. Here’s some of the lovely sights along the way.
From blinding white walls and staircases to brightly coloured potted plants and gorgeous little doors, I was in my element.
You also get stunning views down to the sea – although I am not entirely sure that this boat is water proof!
More of the iconic blue domes can be found on route, while an artist’s residence offers an alternative to the traditional white.
Lovely juicy colours make my mouth water!!
As we head along the narrow cliff top path it winds pasts churches, windmills, through tiny settlements and past truely stunning boutique hotels too.
But you have to have very deep pockets to stay in most of them! So naturally we just posed outside some of them and pretended to be part of the glitterati!
I love the colour combinations that are found in Greece. The snow white walls contrast gloriously with the traditional blue paintwork and the beautiful pink of the Bougainvillea.
Here you can see the terraces of cave houses and swimming pools that cling to the cliff face and Neil takes a break while I snap myself into a photo frenzy.
More pictures of our little stroll to come!! . .