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The infinite horizon of white and blue is brought back even in my dream after my trip to Santorini (Greece). Let’s check it out our Santorini trip blog on how to spend 24 hours in Santorini in a day (1 day in Santorini) with the detail of Santorini 1 day itinerary and tour in Santorini with Living Nomads below.

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Virgin Mary Catholic Church-Three Bells of Fira. Photo: Santorini in a day blog.
The Santorini Catamaran Red Cruise with Meal & Drinks
The Santorini Catamaran Red Cruise with Meal & Drinks
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Stunning bar in Santorini
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Sailing cruise to catch sunset.
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Signature blue and white tones of Santorini

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Imerovigli. Photo: Santorini in a day blog.
Love in Imerovigli, Santorini
Love in Imerovigli, Santorini

We woke up at 7h a.m. Outside the window appeared a beautiful cloudless blue sky though it was pretty cold. Just forget about it because the best part was waiting for you. Let’s head out on the beach and say hello to the dawn – a good day had come. It was 25/10/2018, a nice Sunday – the only day that has 25 hours in Europe.

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2 Santorini meal on the beach

The sun came up and the gentle breeze was blowing. We had such a most liberating, enjoyable and tastetful meal in that peaceful scene.

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Photo: Santorini in a day blog.
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Deep blue ocean
Three Bells of Fira, blue dome, white buildings, Santorini, Greece
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Tasteful meal

3 Santorini Island

Santorini is an upside down C-shape island. In the early morning, we caught the bus to the South for to set our eyes on the black beach, red beach and furthermore, the Faros lighthouse. We dropped into a seaside restaurant and ate up a brunch of wine, northern red snapper, salad with cheese and olive for €10. During the time they prepared our food, we walked down to the beach to pick up some famed black volcanic rock as souvenirs.

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Black beach
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Red Beach

4 Santorini Fira village

We had set up a plan like this. In the morning, we spent time in Akrotini village. Afterwards, we came back to the center village – Fira in the afternoon and wandered around Imerovigli village. When it got darker, we headed out to Oia village by bus in order to admire the glorious sunset. After having breakfast on the black beach, we caught the bus again to be back to the center. During the trip, the curly C-shape of the island, the mountain slope with volcanic track, white buildings and the hypnotizing blue of water there will carve into your mind forever. Here is a photo of Fira village.

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Fira

the village of fira

Three Bells of Fira, blue dome, white buildings, Santorini, Greece
Beautiful church

beautiful sunset Three Bells of Fira

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Photo: Santorini in a day blog.
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Fira alley

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Fira Thira Santorini

Fira Shops, Santorini, Greece
Fira Shops
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Crater rim alley, Fira. Image by: 1 day in santorini blog.
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The view of Fira town

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Fira street. Image by: 1 day in santorini blog.
Walks in and around Fira
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A splendid view of the sea from the cafe.
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Oia village
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Blue roof with three legendary bell towers
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Sunset in Oia Village. Image by: 1 day in santorini blog.
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Oia Village
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Tourists are walking in Oia Village

Oia village – the village has the most beautiful view of the sunset
Oia village – the village has the most beautiful view of the sunset

6 Santorini Eastern coastal path

The Eastern coastal path is even spectacular than what we can see in photo: white-painted, pebbled and used only for walking. This path of 2.5 in width connects all the little houses that leaned against the mountain cliffs. The stairs, white gates and cafe made up the whole picturesque heaven.

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Eastern coast

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Fira is a capital of the island where was crowed resident. Image by: 1 day in santorini blog.

7 Santorini in white and blue

The dominant colors of this island are white and blue, which are much more sparkling in the glow of sunshine.

8 Santorini stairs and flowers

The elegant stairs decorated with colorful flower blossom.

9 Santorini flower pots on the wall

Small flower pots on the wall.

10 Santorini Oia village

Oia was our ultimate destination. It is known as the best place to enjoy sunset. We reached the village at 16h p.m, hung around the rock stairs, stood under the lovely confetti and admired the famous white and blue houses.

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Waiting for sunset in silence.

12 Santorini sunset

The sun went down in a breath-taking and elegant way. There was no wider, more seductive horizon than that of Santorini in this world. Last rays of sunshine lit up the whole world for the very last seconds, before the island sucked up in the last glow of sunset.

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Photo: Santorini in a day blog.

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Magical sunset. Photo: Santorini in a day blog.

Sunset in Oia
Sunset in Oia
Oia village – the village has the most beautiful view of the sunset
Oia village – the village has the most beautiful view of the sunset
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Oia village – the village has the most beautiful view of the sunset

Santorini trip blog: How to get to Santorini?

Santorini (Thira) International Airport
EasyJet new arrival at Santorini Airport

From Athen (Greece), it takes 45 minutes to reach the island by airplane. Schedule and ticket price are up to season and time spot. It is recommended to draw a plan early, you may save money and pay only €25. We had to book the tickets in the last minute due to bad weather, so it took us 58. A more popular mean of transportation is ferry. It takes 7 hours to get there from Pireaus harbor. Price is €37-42 per ticket, but the schedule depends on weather conditions.

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Visitors lined-up for entry into Santorini
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Outside Santorini Airport
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Aegean Airlines at Santorini Airport

 

Getting around Santorini

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ATV

If having driving license, you had better hire self-drive car or motorbike for €10/person/day. Alternative transportation is bus. Bus schedule is available in every hotels and bus stops. Bus ticket on the island are sold only by route, €1.5-2/route. Because the number of visitors waiting for bus after watching sunset is big, maybe you have to stand in queue to catch the bus from Oia to Fira. Bus assistants are all handsome and good at English.

Motorbike rental
Santoride rental services

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Inside Santorini bus
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Waiting for the bus at Santorini bus station
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Santorini’s Public Bus Looks Like A Tour Bus
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Tourists are walking in Oia Village

Hotel and meal

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Accommodation expense is up to season. For example, price for a couple room in October is €30/night whereas that in August adds up to €130/night and you have to book in advance before half a year. There is a lot of seafood which is cooked in a way that fits Vietnamese taste. The further from Fira you buy meal, the cheaper the meal is (8-12/ meal). Another speciality food is Gyros pie which looks like bread, but rolled into a funnel-shape, filled with lamb or pork, chips, tomato. It cost €2.5-3 for a pie.

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Blue Dolphin Apartment

Apartment Santorini View Studios

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Greek yogurt and honey
Santorini yogurt and honey

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Yogurt santorini

Santorini Pita Gyros

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Santorini Pita Gyros

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Seafood and pasta at Argo restaurant

Santorini in a day: Buying souvenirs

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Small streets and jewelry shops are typical for Fira, Santorini

Don’t hesitate to buy anything you really like in Santorini. It is not because only after a long time will you come back to this paradise island again, the reason is that souvenirs there are cleverly made and the shopkeepers are very easy-going though the price may be pretty high.

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Fira alley
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Crater rim alley, Fira

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Souvenirs items

Are you looking for more top things to do in Santorini: Tours, activities, attractions and other things? Let’s check it out in Fira, Oia, Imerovígli, and Santorini Volcano. And Santorini travel blog — The fullest Santorini travel guide for a budget trip to Santorini for the first-timers.

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