Santorini with Fragrance Direct

Sunday 17 September 2017

Way back in June I collaborated with one of my favourite brands, Fragrance Direct, for Fathers Day (you can read the post here, if you're interested.) For this campaign, they decided to run a competition where they would vote on their favourite Fathers Day content, and the best post would win a trip to Santorini ... and I won! I wouldn't class myself as a "lucky" person, I never ever win competitions or giveaways, so when I received the email I ran around my house for a good minute screaming at my very alarmed cats, before typing out a teary-eyed reply. I thought I would try something new and share a few photos with you, because it is one of the most beautiful places I have ever visited. 

We stayed at the Crown Suites in Kamari, a beautiful little hotel just a few minutes walk from the beach. My room was by far the biggest I have ever stayed in, and we had a huge terrace area with views of the sea, which was very welcomed in the 30 degree heat! Kamari is known for its black sand beaches, hundreds of restaurants and "easy" access to Ancient Thira (it's easy if you go up in a bus, me and my boyfriend attempted to walk the steep mountain hike and almost passed out after 5 minutes). Most of our time in Kamari was spent eating, drinking and sleeping, so I would love to go back and spend a couple of days just relaxing by the pool.  

We decided to pay a visit to Fira, a pretty town packed full of trinket shops, cute little walkways and breathtaking views of the sea. This is where I ate the infamous Vegetarian Pitta (chips and lettuce in bread) and almost got trampled to death by about 30 donkeys, who apparently have right of way when walking down the steep cliff faces. 

On our final full day, we visited the stunning town of Oia (pronounced eeh-ya), which is where almost all of the iconic shots of Santorini are taken. Its best known for its picturesque white buildings with blue domed roofs, and is where you can take the most beautiful sunset photos. Unfortunately we didn't make the sunset (by 3pm we were sweating buckets with sore feet and sleepy eyes) but I did manage to take some of my favourite photos of all time. If you're heading to Santorini, add Oia to the top of your "to visit" list, I promise you won't regret it. 

I hope you liked this post, I know it's a bit of a different one for me! Once again, thank you so, so much to Fragrance Direct for making this happen, it was a trip I'll remember for the rest of my life. You can read about the amazing products that Fragrance Direct sell in my previous posts (here and here), or just check them out for yourself!

Have you visited Santorini? 


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