This IBIH Santorini Vacation Travel Guide contains everything you need to know about finally taking that dream vacation to the blue and white paradise that is Santorini, Greece! Where to stay, eat, and shop, plus all the best things to do in Santorini!
Since we’ve spent quite a bit of time on Santorini in the last couple of years and I got asked a ton of questions on my Instagram story about it, I thought I’d write a post with some of our recommendations on where to stay, where to eat, and what to do while vacationing in Santorini.
Bonus points that it’s a great excuse to for me to share a bunch of photos of all my favorite Santorini moments! And there are a LOT of them because we really, really love Santorini!
Santorini had been on my bucket list for years, so when we finally went for the first time last summer I couldn’t have been more excited. When the Santorini leg of our vacation was done and we’d seen most of the island and eaten all the things, I felt like I’d been there, done that, and was ready to move on.
I couldn’t have been more wrong! After returning home, I thought about Santorini all the time – even dreamed about it, and I couldn’t wait to go back.
This year, we returned to Santorini, and I wondered if I’d be disappointed – that it couldn’t possibly live up to my memories. Again, I was wrong! We stayed in different area of Santorini on our vacation this year (Imerovigli) and it was a totally unique (and just as amazing) experience from the first time, when we stayed right in Fira.
The views, the food, the friendly people, the shopping – there is just so much to love about Santorini that I’m not ruling out a third Santorini vacation in the future – though we may try some new islands in Greece, like Corfu or maybe Mykonos next time.
So if you’ve been dreaming about a vacation to Santorini, I can assure you, it really IS as beautiful as all of those photos you see in magazines and on Instagram!
If you know what you’re getting into and plan ahead for success, Santorini will absolutely live up to the hype and be a memorable vacation that you’ll never regret taking!
To help you have the best Santorini vacation ever, I’ve put together this guide to Santorini to help you plan your trip. It’s not exhaustive, there is a lot more to Santorini than I can fit into one post, but this guide will help you make some decisions when planning your Santorini vacation, and once you’re there it will help you with what to do – and especially where to eat!
As a side point, while we did not eat Keto in Santorini, there are plenty of keto friendly options in the form of souvlaki, feta cheese, greek salads, all manner of seafood, and plenty of restaurants that serve lamb, bison, and beef in the form of steaks and burgers. So if you want to vacation in Santorini and still eat keto, more power to you!
Ok, I’m going to start this Santorini vacation travel guide off with some basic facts and things you should know when considering booking a trip to Santorini in the list below.
10 THINGS TO KNOW WHEN PLANNING YOUR SANTORINI VACATION