Regardless of whether you're planning a proposal, pre- or post-wedding photo shoot, or even a solo session, Santorini offers amazing views and backgrounds for your photos. If you're asking yourself what to wear for this occasion you're in the right place for answers.
WHAT'S YOUR STYLE?
Most important is, of course, is to feel comfortable. That doesn't mean that you should show up sporting your favourite sweatpants and crocs :)))
The clothes you pick should fit perfectly, because if anything hangs loose it will draw unwanted attention in the photo. Same goes for clothes that are too tight.
The type of clothes you're wearing can be a big help to attract attention to the parts of your body your are proud of the most or distract from things you want to hide.
For example, sleeves make you look taller and thinner and draw more attention to your face. It doesn't always have to be a full sleeve dress or top, quarter sleeve is an option. And if you still want to show some skin a dress with an open back or bare shoulders should do the trick.
Footwear deserve a post of their own, but in short, wear something you will be comfortable walking in on cobblestone streets of Santorini. If you insist on wearing high heels, you should, probably, bring a pair of sandals or flip-flops (or before-mentioned crocs :))) ) you can slip into and be comfortable while walking between shooting spots.
Blue looks amazing against the whitewashed walls of Santorini. Also you will balance perfectly with the blue domes in Oia or Imerovigli and the Aegean sea.
If your photo session takes place during golden hour (dusk or dawn), yellow, orange or light pink is a great option. It will look perfect against the setting (or rising) sun.
And, of course, white. This is the color that will look perfect against any backdrop of Santorini. When you think summer, you think white. One thing you should consider, though. If you're wearing white your partner should wear a contrasting color, so you don't blend in with Santorini's white walls. Navy blue is a perfect option - think of the Greek flag!
With all that in mind, the last piece of accessory you should wear is a happy smile and a bit of adventurous spirit and you will look great in every photo.
In the Easter days, most picturesque (in the opinion of many) islands of Greece, Cyclades are full of special color and aromas. The "fiery battles" on the island of Milos, the burning of Judas on Mykonos, the Passion of Christ play on Paros and the lighting of thousands of fires in the village of Pyrgos on Santorini, create the extraordinary atmosphere of this bright holiday. Countless Easter traditions combined with a sense of divine miracle make the Cyclades an ideal place for celebration. It is from the Easter holidays that the tourist season begins here, the islands are welcoming the Greeks and guests from other countries who want to plunge not only into the blue waters of the Aegean, but also into local traditions, customs and tastes.
On Good Friday on the island of Ios, the locals participate in an event called “Kounies” (swings) which takes place at the entrance of Chora. On Sunday, the day of Easter, the municipality of Ios arranges a great celebration with roast lamb and wine, where everyone is welcome - locals and island guests.
In Santorini you have to.... I'll say that again, HAVE to visit the village of Pyrgos on Good Friday. The views from this village located on a hill are spectacular during the day, but it's the evening time when all the islanders are gathering on the streets and outskirts of Pyrgos to witness the magic. Thousands of fires are lit in cans on every house roof, every church every path throughout the village creating a breathtaking picture.
For your Sunday dinner head over to Perissa beach, where after witnessing the traditional "shooting of Judas" you can enjoy a nice lamb on a spit many restaurants are cooking right there on the beach.
Thirasia is a small island of the Aegean Sea and belongs to the Cyclades . Until the Minoan eruption that created the caldera in 1600 B.C., it was part of the Stroggyli island.
According to mythology, the island was named after King Thira's youngest daughter Thirasia, to whom he had given the island to build a magnificent palace.
Thirasia has many similarities with Santorini's main island Thira. The architecture of houses and churches, low vegetation and blue-green waters are some of the island's characteristics. Thirasia is an ideal destination for those who want to enjoy peaceful holidays away from crowds.
Riva is the main port of Thirasia. To reach the island you can use the boat that departs from the bay of Ammoudi in Oia and the journey takes about ten minutes. Departure from Ammoudi bay: 08.00, 12.45, 17.20. To get back to the main island from the port of Riva: 07.45, 12.30, 17.10
Thirasia has steep shores and its beaches are small. Guests usually prefer the black beach of Agia Irini, which is near the port of Riva. There is also the beach at the port of Korfos with thick pebbles and pumice. Make sure to bring your swimming shoes! Those who have a boat have far more choices.
The port of Korfos has most of the restaurants of Thirasia, so it gets very busy between 1pm – 4pm because of the boats that take tourists to the volcano and other tours around the island. So if you want some quiet time you're better off planning your trip to Thirasia in the morning.
As the season comes to an end, and most shops, hotels and restaurants close for the winter, the life in Santorini doesn't stop. Thanks to the unique volcanic nature of the island, the tourism in Santorini is not based on the beaches, instead focusing more on the history and breathtaking views that can be enjoyed all year round. If you choose Santorini as your winter holiday destination here are top 5 things you can do to make it memorable.
Santorini museums stay open all year round and are a great source of information about the history of the island that is thought by many to be the location of the lost empire of Atlantis. Be sure to visit the Akrotiri Archaeological site and the Museum of Prehistoric Thira which houses finds from its excavations. Another great place is the Wine Museum of Koutsogiannopoulos in Vothonas. Which leads us to…
Visit a winery
There are more than 15 wineries on the island that are open to visitors, where you can enjoy a glass or two of local wine while learning about the wine making process. The Venetsanos, Boutari and SantoWines with its world famous views are just a few that come to mind.
Rent a car
Buses are unpredictable and unreliable during winter time, so take things into your own hands and be your own boss by renting a car and deciding yourself when and where to go. You might be tempted to rent a scooter or a quad bike, but listen to the word of the wise - weather in winter months can turn from a sunny to torrential rain in a matter of minutes.
Visit Red Beach and you might find yourself being the only person there. It’s one of the most famous and densely populated beaches in the summer, so you will appreciate having it all to yourself. Drive up to Profitis Ilias monastery, the highest point of the island with a 360 degrees view which is beautiful on a clear day. If you’re lucky you might see the snow covered mountains of Crete.
Colder weather makes it easier to hike up the hills and if you enjoy being active on your vacations, you will definitely love hiking options Santorini has to offer. You can walk to Ancient Thira or Profitis Ilias monastery from both sides of the hills, and make sure to visit the small chapel on your way up. A 10km hike from Fira to Oia is a must. It offers spectacular views of caldera and the sunset in Oia will be a great way to end the day.
Book a photo shoot
It can get pretty crowdy in the summertime, especially in Fira and Oia during sunset. If you want to get photos where it looks like you and your loved one are the only two people on the island, booking a photography session in the winter months might be a great idea.