My Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants dreams have finally been realized (but sadly, no Kostos involved)
 


I've traveled to nine countries and eleven cities in my semester abroad—but there's only one place I'll truly call paradise. Meet the island of Santorini, a place where postcard perfect views are aplenty, where your Tumblr dashboard becomes the reality, and where everything is, well, unforgettable. In other words: it's a destination worth many "pinch me" moments. Everything, from the sights to the cuisine, felt remarkably surreal. For once, this was a city that lived up to every movie scene, magazine page, and Instagram shot that I had carefully studied (unfortunately, I can't say the same for Rome...) Santorini, for the record, looks just as exquisite off-screen as it does on-screen.

And if you want to explore Santorini Runaway In LA-edition, here is your step-by-step guide ;)
  • Book a bed-and-breakfast in Imerovigli (and if you're lucky, end up with a terrace view)
  • Skip the bus and stroll along cobblestone pathways and pastel houses to Fira (and squeal over the many adorable stray (?) dogs and cats)
  • Enjoy a souvlaki (or two) and savor every bite because nothing in the world will compare ever again (also, fries)
  • Venture over to Oia, a charming village full of Greek blue domes and whitewashed homes; sneak up to the Caldera for a 360° view of Oia and the endless Mediterranean Sea
  • Soak up the sun at the black volcanic sand beaches (may I recommend Perissa and Kamari?)
  • For dinner, tame your hungry appetite with a Greek salad and traditional meat pie
  • Don't forget about dessert: pair bird nest's baklavah with a glass of vinsanto, a sugary-sweet Greek dessert wine 
  • But for the true happy ending... experience a Santorini sunsetalso known as the balcony to the Aegean (bonus: add a bottle of ouzo for an extra dose of heaven)
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Santorini's color palette is unrivaled in beauty—think vibrant blues, crisp whites, and the occasional pop of gold. Of course, my dream vacation uniform must match with the island vibe. For starters, a breezy, cotton romper perfectly channels that laidback essence; layer this over a floral ruffle bikini for true bliss. And since we are still in Greece, it's time to summon your inner Greek goddess; a sleek gold cuff and glossy espadrilles seals the deal. Shield your tresses with a floppy white straw hat and slip on a pair of retro-cool sunglasses for necessary people-watching. A fringe backpack adds a bohemian splash while storing your photography weapons. Last but not least, ensure that your nails are Santorini-ready with a milky blue hue. 

It's safe to say I'm already going through Santorini withdrawals. 


18 comments

  1. Absolutely breathtaking. And what a perfect outfit to match :)

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  2. I love this post dear! Your white romper is amazing and the accessories you have chosen like the gold cuff is absolutely perfect. Beautiful photos also:) Enjoy your travels!

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  3. WOW it looks so beautiful!! Love the outfit:) X

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  4. You really take some beautiful pictures, I'm in love with your blog :)

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  5. Oh. My. Goodness. Your photos are absolutely breathtaking! This is my first time on your site but you've definitely found a new reader in me! I also love how well you paired the look to the location!
    I traveled around in Morocco quite a bit a few months ago and there is a blue city that actually looks similar to Santorini, except it was in a mountain rather than overlooking the beautiful water :)

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  6. Just found your blog and love it (tried to follow you but the button is not working :( ) - these photos are stunning....really want to go here now!
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  7. so cool that you've traveled so much, greece is definitely on my list!

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  8. Your photos on instagram made me have such a travel bug! I want to go to Santorini SO bad now!! All of these photos are absolutely gorgeous Kelsey! So sad that I ended up not being able to meet with you while you were in Europe! :( DEFINITELY meeting in New York soon right?! ;) x Laura

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  9. Your photos on instagram made me have such a travel bug! I want to go to Santorini SO bad now!! All of these photos are absolutely gorgeous Kelsey! So sad that I ended up not being able to meet with you while you were in Europe! :( DEFINITELY meeting in New York soon right?! ;) x Laura

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  10. Wow, Santorini looks gorgeous! It does look so Tumblr-esque, oh my word! I can just stare at the photos forever <3

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  11. I wish I could visit Santorini Greece but I only went to Athens last time I was there great choices :]

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  12. nice view. thankyou for sharing

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  13. Gorgeous pics. Definitely looks like a little slice of heaven! xx

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  14. Oh =) Thanks to you I've added Santorini to my travel wishlist. It really seems out of this world !
    Your pictures are incredible and I love how you talked about it !

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