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Thursday, November 30, 2023


 Day 62nd day in Santorini


El Greco Resort Hotel, Karterádos


St. Nektarios Chapel in the Holy Monastery of Prophet Elias Thira. This chapel is dedicated to St. Nektarios of Aegina, a revered Greek Orthodox saint known for his piety and miracles.

Pyrgos village is a typical example of medieval architecture with narrow, labyrinthine streets, fortified walls and hidden passages.
Amidst the maze's twists and turns, lies an unexpected gem. 

The Assumption of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church


Lobster lunch @ Vassilokos Restaurant
Unique black sand beach at Kamari
The pebbly black sand is the aftermath of the volcanic eruption that occurred here thousands of years ago. 
The iconic blue church domes of Santorini

The famous postcard shot of the three blue domes in Oia.
Named after its distinctive bell tower, Three Bells of Fira is a Catholic church dedicated to the Dormition.

Shops and restaurants beckon amidst Oia's chaotic web of stairs and slopes.

Church of Panagia
Dinner @ Skala Restaurant
After a sumptuous dinner, a bustling crowd formed, and people were making a beeline for the most strategic points to seize the breathtaking glory of Santorini's legendary sunsets. I decided to remain where I was, content in my own idyllic spot, people-watching and enjoying the enchanting scenery surrounding me.
 A member of our group said he suffered several elbow jabs to his ribs as people jostled for position to capture one of the most famous sunsets in the world.

A glorious sunset shot by our tour leader

My Corner of the World


  1. Very beautiful photos....

    i enjoy every photo the gradation of blue and white in Santorini. The design of the chapels are amazing...and the seafood make me hungry, especially the lobster....yummy...

    have a nice day Kak Veronica ^^

  2. Gorgeous photos -Christine

  3. Dearest Veronica,
    What a fabulous tour this was and finding such a gem as The Assumption of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church is rare!
    Your photos are stunning and the food was indeed sumptious.

  4. What great photos of Santorini.
    They have nice shops there.
    The food looks delicious.
    I wish you a good weekend.
    Greetings Irma

  5. Spectacular!
    Happy December, Veronica!

  6. They are so beautiful. And I love that lobster lunch :-))

  7. Hello, Veronica. It all looks wsonderful, Greece is so pretty. And your food - yummy! Hugs, Valerie

  8. So nice places, thanks for your sharing

  9. I cannot get over just how gorgeous the scenery and the towns are, Veronica. Yes, that's quite a sunset!

  10. What a great place to visit, PYRGOS, a town with all sorts of surprises around every turn. Also, hidden passages, sign me up.
    I also love a great luxury hotel.

  11. Es un bello lugar que me gustaría conocer. Te mando un beso.

  12. Beautiful photos of a very lovely town. I love the white buildings with blue domes/roofs.
    Did you explore any of the hidden passages?
    They certainly have been feeding you very well on this trip.

  13. Wow! Wonderful to see these photos and the places that you visited.

  14. Every single image here could be a postcard for the Greek Chamber of Commerce or Visitors Bureau. It's just fabulous. What a fascinating trip. I love the pottery and the churches are so beautiful. But I think I could be content just looking at all that blue and white every day. Well, that and enjoying some of the marvelous looking Greek food!

  15. So much colour in your photos. Loving the white buildings and markets, think I'd be stopping in buy some treasures.

  16. Hello Veronica! You shared another great collection which shows that beautiful island. Absolutely stunning !
    Love the St. Nektarios of Aegina's church and the pool.

    Great photo of you and your friends and family at Vassilokos Restaurant.
    I also like Greek food.

    Have a nice week!

  17. Hello Veronica,
    A wonderful report on your stay in Santorini! The hotel and pool look great, the church and bells are a favorite. The white buildings are so pretty. A gorgeous sunset capture. Beautiful post and photos. Take care, have a wonderful week!

    1. Hi, just stopping back to say thank you for linking up and sharing your post. I am glad the strays animals have help. Take care, have a great week!

  18. ... I also like the typical blue rooftops of the iconic white buildings of Greece.

    Greetings from Italy,

  19. The beach looks nice. Loved the pictures.

  20. This resort looks fabulous! I have always wanted to go to Greece since I was very young. Not sure I will get there now but I have traveled through your photographs and I do appreciate them, thank you so much!

  21. I am a b it late in catching up on blog reading, veronica Lee, but after seeing these photos feel like I have taken a beautiful trip and that sunset was amazing. Like yourself, I would have preferred to take in other sights, but glad you did share it.

  22. Such beautiful photos, Veronica! Santorini looks so pristine in its white and blue colors and the church's look so wonderfully opulent. I'd love to see that sunset in person one day!

  23. So beautiful. I love the shape of the buildings and the white and blue colors. Brings back memories.

  24. So beautiful. Your photo's are fantastic. Looks like a wonderful time.

  25. I enjoyed taking a trip with you. Great photos!

  26. I never had a particular desire to go to Greece until I saw photos such as yours. What a gorgeous country! Breathtaking!
    Thanks for sharing at

  27. What a wonderful trip. Love those blue domes. The waters are so blue, it really is beautiful. The marketplace would be so fun to shop at. I've always thought the statues and paintings at the Greek Orthodox are beautiful. I bought a piece myself when I went to the Church at the Greek festival. You have wonderful travel moments, my friend.

    A Merry Christmas season to you.


  28. Thanks for sharing these beautiful pictures. I love Greece so much. It is my favorite holiday destination. I was there several times.

  29. Wonderful captures of the resort, your travels and food!

  30. These photographs are just stunning. And it looks like you had such a wonderful trip.

  31. Beautiful photos. It makes me want to go back. I remember the animal sanctuary. They had collection boxes on the wall, and the cats wandered in and out through the railings enjoying being made a fuss of.

  32. oh that pool looks absolutely glorious! i could use a good swim in a warm climate right about now.

  33. Looks like you were blessed with nice weather. Blue and white is sparkling. Beautiful landscape with unique architectural beauties and seascape.

  34. Beautiful photos from Greece, Veronica. I love the stunning view. The blue ocean, and the white buildings are so pretty together.
    Many hugs.

  35. What a beautiful holiday you had there. Every photo is unique for me.
    Fascinating place! And the water is magical.
    Thank you Veronica for sharing them!
    Happy WW!
    Hugs and blessings! ❤️😘

  36. What a beautiful setting and your photos speak again and tell a story in the process. Greece is a very beautiful country then. thanks for shring. wish you lovely days.

  37. Hola Verónica, muy bonitas fotografías, gracias por compartir y hacernos también disfrutar de tu viaje.
    Feliz día.

  38. Wonderful pictures, just what I needed to see on this freezing cold day. I'm off the Greek island of Samos in the Spring and can hardly wait!

  39. There is so much white, it just makes you feel warm looking at the photos. What a different lifestyle they have there, but for them it is all so normal, and who doesn't love a beach with the grass umbrellas?

  40. Beautiful photographs of places I'd love to explore.

    I love all the food too. You know I love the food.

    Then I want to be out on the water in a boat.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. ♥

  41. wow :D you have been in great places.

  42. Greece is a very beautiful Country but Santorini is special!!!!

  43. Thanks for sharing your fabulous Santorini photos! We loved it there and they bring back the memories. ♥

  44. Another wonderful day in paradise! I completely understand not wanting to jostle the crowd for the sunset photo... but that one the tour guide took is pretty stunning.

  45. Hello Veronica :=),
    Stunning views of Santorini, a town with enormous charm. The churches and chapel are beautiful, and the white painted houses and the three famous blue domes are unique. Your hotel looks inviting and also the winding narrow streets of the shopping area. I love the sea view with the boats, the sunset image, and the seafood looks delicious. Thank you for sharing your Greek holiday photos, each one is delightful.
    Best wishes

  46. Wow wow what an awesome trip and amazing photos. I really enjoyed seeing this area through your photos as I will never in this lifetime be able to. It all looks so beautiful and that sunset

  47. Veronica, I am tipsy from this virtual trip to Santorini!
    Thank you so much for these visuals!
    I want to go there so badly!

  48. Thanks for taking me along on your trip to Santorini! The sights are amazing and so was that sunset! Great photos, thanks for sharing them all.

  49. Thanks for the beautiful photo Veronica. Although I have never been to Santorini it reminded me so much of Skiathos and its blue skies and cobblestone streets.

  50. Stunning photos and scenery, Veronica. Thanks for sharing.

  51. Dear Veronica, you did that cleverly - let the tour leader take photos of the sunset and saved yourself from being hit in the ribs 😉! The photo is really a dream, just as Santorini is simply beautiful. When I think of Greece, I see the white and blue backdrop of Santorini, it's just classic. Of course there are far too many tourists here, like in almost all beautiful and famous places in the world, but I think it was just as nice for you as it was for me to have been to Santorini at least once in your life.
    All the best, Traude

  52. Hello Veronica! Greece is a very beautiful Country but Santorini is special!!!! Have a nice day!

  53. You always see the most amazing and beautiful places. We're a bit jealous!

  54. Absolutely outstanding and breathtaking - Santorini always been on my bucket list to visit.
    I visited you via Wine country - aaaahhh!
    I linked up this week with = 39. Come and join us at #WordlessWednesday #Photography Wednesday - Saturday. You will find the info under BLOGGING

  55. I am enjoying your Greece posts. Athens is wonderful. I love how this church is dedicated to Mary, that's a beautiful thing. That shop selling nuts and dried fruits is so charming. I would have loved to browse in there. I am wondering.....Could those girls who offered the flowers just have wanted to send a kind gesture? Sorry you had an uncomfortable encounter with them.
    Have a wonderful holiday week, my friend.


  56. I just died and went to heaven. :)) What a beautiful set of images and the food has me drooling on the keyboard. I like how you choose to go with the slow and not the crowd.

    That's all that counts.

    I am so very thrilled for these precious memories that you and yours made.

    Blessings and love sweetpea.