A Postcard from Santorini
Santorini is one of the most beautiful places in the world I’ve ever seen. Whenever you look at postcards from Greece you always see photos of Santorini. It’s pure Greece – a truly beautiful landscape that came about by accident, after a volcanic eruption that hit in 1600 BC.
The island is located 175 km south-west from the Greek coast and 110 km north of Crete and it is just glorious. I came to Santorini by ferry from Crete. The journey took about 4 hours. As we arrived we could see beautiful white and blue buildings towering above the mountains and the sparkling Aegean sea. To me it looked just like a dream.
There are two main towns on the island, Oia and Thira. When we arrived in Oia, a bus was waiting for us to take us to Fira. One of my favourite memories from the trip was the way the donkeys accompanied us all the way to Fira as we started to climb the mountains!
Fira is the capital of the island and I guess it’s a town where you need a scooter to get around and see it properly as there are so many places that you cannot reach by car.
I’d definitely recommend visiting Fira at sunset, it’s so beautiful, I think everyone should experience it once!
Olga is a sales executive in Ryanair’s marketing department