For the summer of 2016 we already had plans to go with my family to the Black Forest in Germany. However, Olga and me wanted to go somewhere relaxing and warm as well. The decision was quickly made when we saw beautiful pictures of Santorini, Greece. The fact that we both did not visit Greece before did help as well, so we planned 2 days in Athens and 6 in Santorini for our early summer holiday.
Part 1: Athens
The first two days of our holiday we visited Athens. We took our time to enjoy the atmosphere and to see the beautiful old buildings, or what is left of it. Highlight of course was the Acropolis, unfortunately under renovation, so lots of cranes that sort of ruined the photos.
Part 2: Santorini
A short flight brought us to Santorini where the beauty of this volcanic island awaited. On the island are two main cities, Thira and Oía, both build at the very edge of a cliff, which marks the start of the so-called Caldera, the crater of the volcano formed by the collapse of an empty magma chamber. In the middle of this caldera, there are two islands visible, which are the top of the active volcano. Of course we visited these islands as well and it’s so nice to see the very difference of the surface.