Island Hopping Pt. 5 – Ios & Santorini

2 On our final day Island hopping across Greece, we visited two of the most picturesque, starting with Ios. We walked through the narrow bright white streets of Chora at the break of dawn when any tourists are fast asleep. The Village is inaccessible to vehicles so we had to walk to the very top where we experienced panoramic views of the harbour. The billowing flowers which hung against the white walls were, of course, my most vivid memory.

We then set off in search of Manganari beach were we feasted and enjoyed the crystal water lapping against the white sand before snoozing on sun loungers until late afternoon.


5Our final hop was across the waters to Santorini, an island I have longed to visit for as long as I can remember so I was sad when we had such a short stop there. We enjoyed one of the most pinnacle meals of the trip at Pyrgos, a gastfronomic experience with a pleasant view over the Island where as we dined we learnt about the unique agricultural produce on the island such as Tomato paste and Fava. The food really was spectacular. I longed to see the white caves built into the rocks but we had to catch our boat bound for Athens as  it was time to return home from our amazing trip.

I learnt so much about Greek culture during the 5 days we spent exploring and as always I fell a little bit in love with every place I set foot. But I also learnt a lot about my own bravery, for The Very Nervous Traveller travelled for 5 day’s solid.


For more information on booking your 4 day idyllic cruise please visit the Celestyal Cruises & Aegean Airlines website.

This post was shot on the Olympus PEN E-PL7 Kit & 45mm lens.




  1. Adele 31st October 2015 / 8:07 am

    Beautiful photos Lydia – they’re making me excited for my next holiday.
    Hugs Adele xoxo

    • lydia 10th November 2015 / 10:01 am

      Thanks Adele, I know meeee toooooo!

    • lydia 10th November 2015 / 10:01 am

      Thanks Lauren 🙂 x

    • lydia 10th November 2015 / 10:01 am

      Ahhh mine too amy, mine too! x

    • lydia 10th November 2015 / 10:02 am

      I know! I need to go back and see more of it! x

  2. katie 8th November 2015 / 3:02 pm

    Next on my list 😉 x

    • lydia 10th November 2015 / 9:44 am

      It’s a must!!! x

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