In Santorini, the beginning of November means that the tourist-season is coming to an end. For me, it meant that I immediately had to book a flight to explore the magic of this quaint island. Luckily, the end of the season indicates cheaper prices for anything that one can find or do on this island. Therefore, my friends and I decided to explore the entirety of the small island and make use of the still wonderful weather.
We toured all of Fira, whether on foot or on a donkey and we discovered two magnificent beaches, one covered with red and black lava rocks, the other with black sand. We saw (as it seems) all of the small white and blue churches that can be found in any corner of the island and we even found a fortress that is connected to one of the churches. On top of that we ate as much gyros and tzatziki as possible and finished off our nights with the most breathtaking sunsets. I highly recommend watching the sunset from the town Oia, that is located at the northern tip of Santorini. From there one can not only see the volcano island, but also all of the coastline, dotted with the houses that make up Fira, Imerovigli, and other small towns. These sights, as well as the beautiful town of Oia itself, seem to be transformed as the orange and pink rays of the setting sun hit the white houses.
Fira, the Capitol of Santorini Imerovigli Entrance to the Church of Perissa
The Church of Perissa The Beach of Perissa The Red and Black Beach
All of Santorini Lined Up Oia at Sundown The Transformation of Oia
The Lights of Oia The Coastline of Santorini
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<p>My name is Kathryn Sommer and I study at Haverford College, a small school right outside of Philadelphia. I am a premed student majoring in biology, though I also have a passion for art, especially drawing and photography, both of which I enjoy the most when traveling. I was fortunate enough to grow up traveling the world, mainly Europe, as I was born and raised in Germany. On one of my shorter trips in my childhood, I have visited Rome and I cannot wait to get to know the city, the culture, and the people better.</p>