In this truly different year, it felt like a wonder to start thinking of travelling again (after being away for work 5 years straight and being away was my normal). When Alex and I found ourselves back in rainy London with lots of projects to shoot, we decided to book a direct flight to Santorini, a magical island which we already knew so well so it felt more routine and kind of safe to go there.
We stayed five nights and decided to be in Oia, the beautiful most photographed and absolutely stunning town. The first three nights we stayed at Canaves Oia, a hotel group be knew from our previous stays. We booked a room with a private pool as we value privacy more than anything, especially when we are away. When we saw our room it was love at first sight! Clean, white and spacious with a terrace with stunning Caldera views, as well as a private pool and a lounge area. Another highlight was that I got a pool which has water sunbeds and breakfast included. Each day, I ate porridge topped with fruits, walnuts, granola and tahini, their speciality granola bars, nut bars and delicious bread with avocado – super delicious! We brought a lot of work to Santorini so it was more of a work trip without any tourist activities, but we always took the time for meals and at least one round of swimming every day.
The final two night we treated ourselves to a stay at the outstanding Andronis Suites. I was so keen on staying here as friends of ours had visited before and truly loved it. We had a breathtaking villa called ‘Aristotelis’ with sunset views and we loved sitting on our sunbeds creative shoot and video ideas for the projects we brought while sipping on coconut lattes and feeling the sun on our skin. I absolutely loved the room which even smelt like a dream and the breakfast was amazing! I ate porridge, a quinoa cinnamon bowl, coconut oatmeal and avo toast and I felt excited about so many plant-based options!
Andronis normally has seven properties on the island and we were so happy to discover one of them and their fine dining restaurant Lycabettus. We had a romantic night and the chef prepared me a delicious quinoa salad and a super creative beet dish. I absolutely loved the Andronis experience.
SWIMSUIT: Reina Olga (here)
For food I was lucky with my hotel breakfasts but I also researched some restaurants with good breakfast options such as Galina, Karma and Passaggio. For dinner I loved the food at Katharos lounge; The staff were not the friendliest but I would always come back for the super yummy food! I had vegan pulled burgers, filled zucchini and pyro roll (filled with vegan cheese – so so good!). We took the walk from the Oia sunset spot down to the little fisherman’s place and walked all the way up again to Katharos which is a cool route but it took us way longer then expected (and the restaurant won’t hold your table;)), but it’s definitely a fun walk for sunset. So long as you don’t step on donkey poo! 🙂
We had five beautiful days on Santorini and were quickly reminded why we always loved coming here. 🤍
DRESS: Sir The Label (here)