We reached the airport an hour later, checked our bags and went to go find food. Success! We found over priced bagel omelets and expensive tea :D Airports eat your money, you've been warned.
After a few hours it was time to board our plane! The 4 of us boarded the plane with massive grins plastered on our faces and joy in our hearts!! It was go time :D
The flight was a quick 45min complete with chocolate croissants. Since my friend didn't want hers I volunteered as tribute and ate her chocolate croissant. I'm such a good friend.
As we began our descent into Santorini, I looked out my window and spotted the ever-so famous white buildings and blue domed churches. My body could not handle the moment, I nearly danced out of my seat and down the isle. I couldn't believe I was actually here, nearly 10 years of wanting to visit this place and it was actually happening. I saw the bluest water I have ever feasted my eyes upon and came close to shedding a tear, instead I just dropped my jaw, squealed like a little girl on her birthday, and then became speechless.
Plane landed. Girls grinning. Wind blowing. We stepped off the plane and had to proceed down the stairs to a bus that was sitting on the tarmac. As I was walking down the stairs I began waving like I was the President who was visiting another land. I even had to hold one hand on my hat since it was so blustery, how very First Lady of me. I took in a big whiff of salty air and onto the bus I went.
One thing about Santorini's airport, it is tiny. Only one conveyer belt for luggage, and absolutely no security. No terminal either. You just grab your luggage and leave. It's the perfect airport.
We were picked up by our hostel and driven directly there. I cannot even begin to describe the colors and excitement that Santorini gives off. Our hostel was like a hotel! So nice! They even had tea, coffee and TRADITIONAL GREEK CAKE to greet us when we arrived. So good. So good.
After checking in, dropping our stuff and freshening up it was off to get gyros (yur-oh's) and wander the town. The gyros were not the greatest but they were still tasty.
As we were walking around the town and up through the hotels I think my friends and I couldn't stop saying the words "WOW" or "This is UNREAL"...and any extent of that. I had a lot of feels walking that town on the first day, snapping photos and being oh so very happy. Bliss.
|Kelsey the Cat Whisperer|
We went to bed early and slept like babies. It was a magical first day.