Santorini City Family Holiday | Santorini Photographer
This is us. We’re family people. Wedding photographers making our passion our job. Curious humans. Learning to discover life through the eyes of a 1 year old. It’s magical, I tell you that!
Our first mini-holiday as a family of 3 (well 4 as grandma was kind to come and to look after our little one while we were shooting a beautiful wedding in Santorini, but that’s for another day) is here!
I must say that May was the best month to visit Santorini city with a child! First of all, the weather was bliss ( you could be outside for more than couple of hours a day without getting burned), the beach was quite free and the island was not overpopulated just yet. I have heard that July-August were some of the busiest months of the season and to be fair, I don’t think I would enjoy stepping on people’s feet every time you went to the beach. I much prefer the wonderful English Summer.
Even if it was for a short time, we found the perfect location to stay at a very nice AirBnb, with great facilities and minutes away from the beach, without being on the main, busy road. It was way better than a busy, load hotel on the shore.
Whilst I actually did read all the Pinterest articles about 10 Things You Must Do in Santorini or Must Eat Food in Santorini or even Santorini Hidden Gems, I admit we didn’t to any of that. We walked as we pleased, we went to the beach whenever we wanted and we ate at home as much as we could.
White houses with blue doors and windows everywhere, an explosion of colour from all the flowers in the gardens and beautiful cactuses and succulents everywhere. Oh, and unicorns, of course. Clearly an exotic island and we loved experiencing Greece for the first time.
I admit there were a few downsides of the area where we were (we stayed in Kamari), but you can’t have them all!
Firstly, the beach was all pebbles, making it extremely hard to walk on barefoot, especially as you want to enter the cold water of the sea. May has pretty hot weather, but not hot enough to warm up a sea, it seems. Also, the only way to travel around the island was by bus or car/motorcycle hire, but having a 1 year old with us, we decided to keep it local and not venture to far off, although I have heard of many wonderful areas in Santorini.
The city of Santorini also has very traditional villages and probably much cheaper food than on the shore where we mostly ate. I must admit the food costs was a bit of a surprise, as prices were as high or even higher than in London, which is not what I had read on all the articles online. But there’s a few shops too, so we cooked many meals in our flat, which was great and cheaper! (thank you, mom!)
A wonderful surprise was also the design and great taste of all the restaurants and pubs on the beach! I was in love with the beautiful lighting and careful decoration, so very modern and nothing overdone! Wouldn’t mind having many of the pieces I’ve seen in Santorini, therefor you get lots and lots of pictures of these places!
Santorini photographer: Green Antlers Photography