This is the place where white coloured houses sit shoulder to shoulder, where the blue colour of the sea is only rivalled by the blue of the sky. It as if heaven is on earth.
With no hesiatation, I get changed into my swimsuit and make my first contact with the Aegean sea.
This is Santorini's Kamari Beach, it's situated on the east coast of the island and is a small journey from Fira, the main town of Santorini. The beach is known for it's black pebble sand beaches, the remnants of its historic volcanic activity. Without wearing some diving shoes or some sandals, the pebbles can be quite painful. Definitely different from the usual soft and fine grain sands that i'm used to at other beaches but it was my first experience and like with every first experience, full of curiosity. Black Sand beaches are well known in Greece and the Aegean Sea as well as the water being quite cool and clear. There are some people that say Volcanic rock has some cosmetic benefits, and this reminds me of the market places selling cleansing masks made from Volcanic rock.
This is Oia, Santorini's second largest town and it's also perhaps the most well known. The houses here are entirely built on the cliff faces over hanging the sea coast. Oia is almost famous for one of the world's best views of Sun Set. On the first day I arrived, I searched for the best place to watch the sun set, but I found that the little town had many other people with the same idea. It was so packed with people, probably in the tens of thousands all enjoying the sunset view. At the sunset's last moment, there is a big roar from the thousands of spectators each travelled from all parts of the world to watch this spectacle. Their applause re-affirms that the view was well worth the journey.
The most unforgettable experience was when I stayed up all night to see Santorini's sunrise. As the sun rays hit the blue and white houses over hanging the cliff, it is as if the town wakes up with the sun. Its truly a beautiful sight.