Liv Hambrett

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Santorini 2012


This morning we took a quad bike out to my favourite beach on the island, Vlychada. It is bigger than Perissa and there aren’t as many tourists and only a handful of umbrellas and sun loungers. The water is cold and clear and if the winds are strong enough, there’s a tiny surf to bob around in. But most spectacular of all are the huge, rolling sandstone walls. Weathered and eroded, they hug the length of the black sand beach, like an old, worn guard watching over a secret enclave.

The sandstone walls that hug the beach.

It’s like a layer cake.

Last night we went to one of the best restaurants on Perissa’s beachfront, Volcano. Run by a local family (good sign number 1) and packed every night (good sign number 2) we went with a few classics; taramasalata, fried baby marrows, a big, leafy Volcano salad (me, I am making up for all the hearty German food) and pita gyros (SG). And of course a carafe of white wine.

Fresh, hot pita bread.


Santorini wine.

This is what we looked at while we ate.

And later, as we walked home, this is what was hovering over the water.


  1. The Wanderlust Gene

    7 July, 2012 at 7:57 am

    Seems like a pretty perfect day (and evening). Lurverly:)

  2. Pit

    7 July, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    Are you in paradise??!! 😉 Must be really wonderful there. Excellent pictures.
    Enjoy your holiday,

  3. dianasschwenk

    7 July, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    beautiful! One day I will get to Greece!

  4. davidstrachan611

    7 July, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    I like the way your photographs follow the text (or vice-versa).

  5. llevs

    9 July, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    The pictures are quite amazing! Looks like a great day!!

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