SANTORINI By Christina Petry Photographed by Paris Kairis for WEDVISIONS STUDIO
Makeup Artist & Stylist Christina Petry recently came back from a month in Greece. She went with one objective: to enjoy every second with her family, and take in Santorini’s island vibe.
ne word…Santorini. The island of love, the colours white and blue, the famous domes and bells, the cliffs, the Caldera the sunsets, the food, the ouzo and the culture of life on this active volcanic island surrounded by the Aegean Sea. When you think of all the places in the world that you would like to visit there’s always a short list of places that come to mind. Whether you’re honeymooning, enjoying a trip with friends, a family vacation, or just taking a break from the every day, we all commonly seek things like amazing views, beaches, culture, food, and most simply a place to have fun! Because I have family in Greece, I’ve had the pleasure of visiting there before. This was however, my first time to this island in the Cyclades. My family is from the Peloponnese, and after spending some quality time there with my Mom and two boys, we set off for Santorini. Our main goal: Relax, make memories, and take in the island life. Getting to Santorini was easy and affordable. We took a short 45-minute flight
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from Athens Airport with Ryanair. If you are strapped for time I would recommend flying as opposed to taking the ferry, as the boat can take up to five hours, and flying is much quicker and more convenient. Upon arriving in Santorini I was consumed with excitement and couldn’t wait to get exploring! It was quite windy but once we headed up to higher points on the island, the breeze and the wind were quite welcomed in the heat. Upon arrival at Santorini you will be shuttled to the terminal and from there you get your transportation to your accommodations. We were greeted by a very friendly driver who was born and raised on the island. They shared with us some of the popular things to do while visiting. We stayed at a beautiful property called Santorini Palace in Fira. It features Cycladic architecture, is minutes from the Caldera, and boasts a panoramic view of the sea and volcano. It has a great pool bar with sun beds, fresh juices, amazing greek coffee, and traditional Mediterranean food. Our bartender Kimi not only was very handsome
but also went above and beyond to take very good care of us! Our room overlooked the ocean and I woke up each morning and sat out on the patio. To me, this was the perfect way to set the tone for the day—nowhere to be, and in no hurry to get there. No matter where you stay in Santorini, every accommodation offers views and something unique and breathtaking in its own way. There is no shortage of places to eat in Santorini. Whatever you are in the mood for you will find! We enjoyed walking around and poking our heads into different places. One night our walk lead us Naoussa, a great restaurant with traditional Greek cuisine and an unforgettable view over the sea. As my Mother and I toasted each other with cold ouzo, my boys enjoyed some saganaki and calamari. Another night in Firostefani, Onar Restaurant lured me in with their wide array of wine selections from the island—the way to my heart really. A menu with flair and ingredients all locally grown…every sip was paired with the perfect bite. OCTOBER 2017
Fresh Magazine Issue #42 October 2017 featuring an interview with Jann Arden