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Follow Lea to Santorini

12th May 2018 Destinations

Léa is 29 years old and is co-founder of Live2Leave. She has recorded her travels to 25 countries on the app and you can follow & access her country box by clicking here.

‘Wait for the world to change you, and you will be able to change the world’ is her life mojo, and travel is her single best reminder to always stay curious and open-minded...

Αγαπητές χελώνες,

If you don’t understand these words, then you are not making your grandmother very proud. And if you can’t guess what they mean either, then you haven’t been reading our newsletters diligently enough! (Click on the You’ve got Mail section on our blog to catch up)

Yes, these words mean “Dear Turtles” (surprise!) in Greek. And that’s because our Super-User Léa is taking us on a perfect off-season gateway to Santorini the most romantic of the Greek islands. And thanks to her secret addresses, you won’t be falling into any tourist trap, nor missing out on the island’s most magical corners.

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Where Hypnos will take you to sleep

Gizmos Exclusive Live2Leave

Incredible views at a reasonable price

@Gizis Exclusive in Thira

“If you are looking for a reasonable option that still offers incredible views over the Caldera, hôtel Gizis is a great option. It’s located on the path that goes from Oia to Thira making it a great base to explore the area. Rooms are comfortable and spacious. Breakfast is minimal but it’s ok.” 

Santorini Princess Spa Hotel Live2Leave

Unpretentious rooms & friendly staff

@the Santorini Princess Spa Hotel in Imerovigli

“Another nice hotel option located on the coast line between Oia and Imerovigli. The staff is super friendly, the rooms are nice and unpretentious, the food is great and bonus is , the pool is heated ! Great if you are travelling off season or with kids.” 

Remezzo Imerovigli Live2Leave

Simplicity & Luxury at their best

@Remezzo in Imerovigli
 “Charming and luxurious boutique hotel in the heart of Imerovigli. Gorgeous views over the volcano and the Caldera. The colours are just candy for the eye.” 

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Where Hestia will host the most delicious meals

Avocado Restaurant Imerovigli Live2Leave

Pure wellness on a plate

@Avocado Restaurant in Imerovigli

“Absolute bliss. This small taverna not only prepares delicious salads, fishes and typical Greek appetizers, it is also run by a team of lovely people who will make your time that much more enjoyable. If you are within walking distance take the path along the coast line to Imerovigli where this gem is.”

The Cave of Nikolas Akrotiri

Lunch like a local

@The Cave of Nikolas in Akrotiri

“Great seafood restaurant located right by the water on one of the rare beaches of the island. This is very much a local spot so you won’t be bothered by crowds of tourists. Start with a mix of Mezzes before sharing a large mixed plate of fish (plenty for 3 or 4 people!)” 

Mezzo Restaurant in Imerovigli Live2Leave

Unforgettable dinner with a view

@Mezzo Restaurant in Imerovigli 

“A stunning spot to enjoy dinner with a view in the incredibly charming village of Imerovigli. Book well in advance.

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What Mnemosyne will make sure you remember forever

Skaros Rock Live2Leave

Suspended over water

@the top of Skaros Rock
 “From the village of Imerovigli take the path on the side of the Grace Hotel all the way to the tip of Skaros rock. There you’ll find the most extraordinary church of the island, simply suspended above water. Aim at being there at sunset for the most magical view. Beware of the winds!”
Pyrgos Kallistis Live2Leave

Get lost

@Pyrgos Kallistis
 “Visit the beautiful village of Pyrgos. Start from the main place and climb up all the way to the church while getting lost in the narrow colorful streets of the old town.” 
Oia Live2Leave

Discover an unmissable village

@Oia
 “Take a morning walk in the charming Oia, more touristy than Pyrgos or busier than Imerovigli, but still a must to visit. Don’t be afraid of stepping off the Main Street into the narrow alleys to discover some hidden wonders.”
Amoudi Bay Live2Leave

Take a ride back 

@Amoudi Bay
 “From Oia take the path all the way down to Amoudi Bay for a lovely lunch by the water. The path is steep so take good shoes and plan for your way back. A few options available if you don’t feel like walking back, including these friendly donkeys, or booking a shuttle from the nearby parking lot.”

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Inspiringly yours,

AnnSo & Your Turtle team

Article by Ann-Sophie Peers