During our time in Greece, it was hot, hot, hot. We never looked at the tv, or newspaper, so to be honest I have no idea how hot it really was... you'll just have to take my word for it. :) One day in Santorini we decided that our MN core body temp had enough of the heat and needed to cool off. While we were staying at an amazing traditional cave house hanging off the cliffs of Oia, Santorini... The agency we booked through did not have access to one of those amazing pools you see in travel magazines. While I searched and searched for a hotel with a pool AND caldera view, it just wasn't in the budget for the young, FABULOUS, and broke.
Our stay in a traditional cave house was the only time Nick and I have put money toward a nice hotel, besides our honeymoon. Normally we stay at a budget hotel, campground, or hostel. Santorini to us though, was all about the caldera view - we wanted to wake up and just sit on our balcony staring out over the ocean. We were not planning on spending money doing other things there, so this worked out. In fact, my favorite evening in all of Greece was spent with a bottle of wine and 2 baklavas we bought from a local bakery, just relaxing on our private balcony, marveling over the view. (If you ever travel to Greece and feel oh so compelled to send your favorite blogger some baklava, I won't turn you down... I promise!)
|Nick loved that he could sit on the toilet and |
shower all at the SAME time! lol... men.
|Our traditional cave house|
|The view off our balcony|
|Lioyerma's FREE pool|
|Look for this!|
|The cruise ship crowds are fierce in the mid-afternoon|
The pool was amazing, the view was amazing, our cavehouse was amazing... and if there was anywhere in the world where I felt most at peace, it was here.
|Our PERFECT escape from the crowds... instead |
we toured after they left, and during the
best time of the day... SUNSET!