I started dreaming about Santorini about ten years ago, when I first saw photographs of this place in a travel magazine. The obsession to visit this island pursued every vacation, but each time something interfered. In August 2016, my “promises to Space” bore fruit and the journey nevertheless took place. Knowing in the office about my idea of fixation, a tour in Santorini was presented to me after the successful completion of the project. This became a kind of bonus from the company instead of a bonus.
For the first time in my life, I was so far from home alone and therefore the impressions of the trip seemed much brighter than usually happens with the company. Flying a plane took about twenty hours in the air with one change at Athens International Airport. My hotel was located in the small town of Kamari, where I went by taxi immediately after receiving my luggage and passport control. It turned out to be a short trip, about 15 minutes.
My location did not resemble the photographs with which this place was associated with me, but I did not lose heart, because the sea was visible from the window of my room. Hotel King’s Suites was located in close proximity to the beach and even before leaving the room you could see how crowded it was with people. Service deserves the highest praise. Wherever I went – to the beach, to a restaurant or a bar, everyone was positive and good-natured. Moreover, not simulated, but by the present. Another relaxing factor was that no one was in a hurry on the island at all. The measured movements and speech helped completely forget about worries and immerse oneself in rest. Breakfast, which, incidentally, is included in the price of the meal, is very substantial, so personally I did without lunch. The menu includes cheese and meat, Greek pastries, yogurt of own production. Fruit at least heaps. The rooms are always clean. The original design with a predominance of white gave this place even more charm. Despite the close proximity to the beach, the hotel had a pool with crystal clear water. The territory is well-groomed and replete with many plantings, some of which bloomed in bright pink flowers. The hotel suited me more than 200%, so I advise you to stay at King’s Suites or the like in the first coastal strip.
The sand in Kamari was not snow-white, since it has a volcanic nature, which means that it is black. It looks very unusual. There were a lot of sunbeds for 3-5 euros, so you could stay without any problems. The whole beach is surrounded by many cafes and bars, which prepared alcoholic cocktails with umbrellas. The Aegean Sea was not always calm and showed its burrow in waves with scallops on the shore.
Due to the fact that my stay on the island was planned for only seven days, I visited only one trip to the same town with snow-white buildings with blue roofs. Moving from one edge of the island to another took only 20 minutes, where I went on my own by taxi. I just did not want to get attached to the sightseeing time, where it was calculated in minutes where and how much you could stand. The dream of a walk through the streets came true, which looked more like labyrinths. The combination of snow-white houses with turquoise roofs and the sea of incredible shades was simply mesmerizing. Moreover, the magical effect intensified with each meter covered by a rocky slope. Will definitely be back here again.