After breakfast at the hotel, we went to Plaka for the last time to have our frappe.
Then we took the train to the airport which I think lasted for about 45 minutes, yep the airport was that far from the main city itself.
Our flight wasn’t until 6pm so we had another iced coffee at the airport and ate at Mc Donald’s. I don’t know what is it in me about airports and eating burgers. I just love the idea of it. Finally, our flight was boarding and I couldn’t hold my excitement any longer and was smiling from ear to ear. The flight from Athens to Santorini lasted only 20 minutes and en route to Santorini, we saw some other Greek islands from the plane. The boyfriend took a car hire in Santorini which was already there waiting for us as soon as we’ve arrived. With the help of the GPS on my iPhone (it was really helpful while we were in Santorini), we found our way to Finikia where our hotel was located. Our hotel was Heliophos which was this quaint, little and family-owned bed and breakfast which was very near to Oia. It was located in the traditional village where houses were made of stone and painted white of course. We had to park the car at a nearby parking lot and walked towards our hotel (cars won’t fit in the cobbled pavements).
Finally we found the hotel, it was aMMMMMazing! The photos below are from the hotel’s website: Heliophos Cavehouses.
And below are the photos that I took:
The rooms had the basic things that you’d need during the stay: bed, a small kitchenette with sink, fridge, a manual TV (with no remote control, haha! I didn’t know those still exist.. it literally belonged to a museum already) and a small, clean toilet which I managed to flood right to our room. The boyfriend and his friends couldn’t stop mocking me when I put newspapers on the floor of our room to absorb the water. It makes sense right? Or was it really a stupid thing to do?
After shower, we went to Oia (where all the white houses were) for some drinks. It was so beautiful that I almost peed on my pants. It was nighttime though so I wasn’t able to take photos much but was able to take this:
We sat down at a cafe called Mezzio with a great view of the white houses under the moon light and with free wifi connection. Haha! I ordered octopus in olive oil which I found amazing but the boyfriend told me that it was crap and the octopus that we’ll eat in Halkidi will be much better (which I will later find out once we’ve arrived in Halkidi that he’s telling the truth).
After 3 johnnie walkers and 2 vodka sprites, we called it a night. Our total bill was 45EUR. I couldn’t wait for the next day to see this beautiful place in daytime.
I leave you now with a photo of myself in Oia, Santorini the next day.