...and it was everything I dreamed of.
My parents joined us on the trip, which made things a lot easier. I don't think the trip would have been nearly as relaxing had it been just the three of us. It helped that Charlie had four people to nap on.
We spent the first few days of our vacation in Perissa at the beach (see Charlie napping on Grandpa and Dad above). He brings relaxation to another level. If only I could be as relaxed as that guy!
On our way to Oia (where we spent most of our time), we stopped at the Santorini Brewing Company, a micro brewery which just opened up in 2011. On our way to the brewery we were a little lost, but ran into the Crazy Donkey Van. Follow that van!
Thanks to Grammy and Grampy, Paul and I were able to get out sans bebe for a hike from Fira (the capital of Santorini) to Oia (the village we were staying in). It was about a 3 hour hike along the caldera with incredible views. At times there was sea on both sides of us. This walk is a must do if going to Santorini.
We spent the rest of our days lounging poolside.....
...and enjoying Greek cuisine (which I have a new appreciation for!). Tomato Balls recipe coming soon.
Greek salads in Greece are amazing, but the most amazingly different tasting of all is the Greek Yogurt. So creamy and delicious, add a little honey and you have dessert. I will forever dream of that Greek Yogurt...and Santorini.
Santorini we will miss you.