Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Santorini: Part 1


Your honeymoon should be a "once in a lifetime holiday", somewhere you have always dreamed of visiting and that you can totally relax. Santorini is just that.


Even though I had always thought of going long haul for our honeymoon, it wasn't possible with work commitments so we searched a little nearer to home. We had actually visited Santorini years ago (one of our first holidays) and it was always on my mind to visit again. 
The photo's were pulled out and our beautiful memories of Santorini came flooding back. This, and a snapchat story from The Londoner's weekend trip to the island made our mind up very fast, thanks Rosie!


Located in The Aegean Sea, Santorini is a small island found scattered among the other Greek Islands, perfect for the couple who want to spend a few weeks island hopping. With 10 days marked for our time off we decided to stay on the island for the duration and totally chill out.


Unfortunately getting to Santorini from Ireland isn't as easy as it was years ago, where you could fly Cork to Santorini direct! 
 We flew Dublin to Athens with Ryanair and then Athens to Santorini with Air Aegean. It takes the best part of the day so be sure to book enough time off.


Choosing our hotel was very easy. When we stayed a few years ago, everyday we walked passed this gorgeous, private, boutique hotel. I was envious of everyone staying there and said if I'd every come back it's Homeric Poems I'd go to.
Arriving to freshly made lemonade served on our private balcony, we started our honeymoon in the beautiful evening sun knowing, I had chosen the right hotel.












And when it came to morning, it looked as beautiful as I remembered all those years back. 





A gentle knock on our door and breakfast was set up outside, for our first of many during our honeymoon.






A champagne breakfast to start off the day. Excuse the crazy hair & tired face - this is what you look like after wedding planning!


The day was spent exploring the hotel, lounging in the pool, eating lots of Greek salad's (the BEST I found on the island) and drinking cocktails in the sunshine!
















Everything in Homeric Poems hotel was amazing - the food cooked by Dimitris Skarmoutsos, one of the Island's well known chef's, the staff, the privacy, the Molton Brown toiletries, the fact that they clean your room twice in a day! the infinity pool...the list is endless.
 I can't wait to go back.

A x
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