Santorini

SANTORINI’S LIFE

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I have the impression that my life is firm in Santorini, a month ago. And my current daily life is just a dream not focused. It’s an effect that makes me travel, for so much time.
When I travel to live it becomes a real and complete experience. Every hour is intense, every minute my eyes fill with new scenarios, my mind is continually working to memorize, learn, understand…
It’s life, this one. It is to live.
I am surprised at how many things we have been able to do on the first day.

On the evening of our arrival we only had the strength to unpack luggage and bed. In the morning we got up early to explore Thira, Santorini’s capital.
Santorini is a small Greek island of volcanic origin in the Cyclades, which means that it was initially a volcano and what is left of it, the entire left pelvis, came after an explosion. It’s all easily deducible by seeing the island from above: Caldera would be the crater now submerged by the sea, inside which there are small islets formed of lava debris (on which they organize small day cruises). The origin of Santorini also explains the cliffs overhanging the sea and the city built mainly on top of the crater. The beaches, however rocky and without sand for the island’s nature, are on the other side, where the land plunges into the sea softly.

At breakfast I finally tasted the true Greek yogurt: different from that one we buy at supermarket (although in many places where I asked for Greek yogurt they gave me the latter), very dense, acid but not too much, similar to Russian sour cream. I adored her. Especially with jam or a slice of cake.
We started exploring Santorini on foot (most of the alleyways are pedestrianized) along the scenic road overlooking Caldera and that at sunset it is filled with people waiting to see the sun disappear in the water. It was a little windy and it rained for a quarter of an hour, but then the sun went out for the rest of the trip.
I had been to Santorini six years ago for a day, with a cruise ship. Walking around these alleyways, these typical shops, the mules (they are one of the most traditional transport here and I have a terrible memory, I strongly advise to avoid the walk to the harbor on the mules or on foot, take the buses that are faster and comfortable), these colors, these domes… it was like living a déjà vu. I remembered walking in the same streets with my parents, my sister, that panorama… I left a piece of heart there and a piece of my memories with Mom.

We arrived to the center of Thira, not far from the central bus station (all within walking distance), we asked for information for the ferries to Mykonos and to the buses to the port.
We stopped for lunch at a downtown restaurant and tasted the moussaka (a kind of eggplant parmigiana with meat I tried to eat almost every day) and the Santorini salad (Greek’s variety: cherry tomatoes, capers, feta, peppers , Onions, olives, cetriles).

With the bus in twenty minutes we arrived in Oia, the northernmost town on the island, where we walked all afternoon until the twilight, taking an ice cream from Lolita’s. Here there are luxury hotels and shops, and enchanting scenery of houses built one on the other, with endless staircases, pools on Caldera, white and blue between sea and houses.
From Oia, there were dark clouds over Thira and the rain surrounding it, while we were in the sun.
When we saw Thira lightened and illuminated, we returned to the town and dined at the Galini Café overlooking the Caldera, to admire the sunset by eating crepes and tea matcha (a very particular flavor, similar to a vegetable shake, it’s full of antioxidants).
During the golden hours Santorini is orange and pink, completely. As if it were immersed in an acrylic container, and all around it looks like sunsets along with the sun. Because it is the whole city, without any shelter, built in front of the sun, completely white, and leaves that the sun every single night embraces it entirely. In every corner or alley or hidden space, white reflects the gold and transmits it everywhere, and you yourself bathe this color by becoming part of a show that is the most tragic and sublime that exists: the end. The majestic decline, the sunset of life facing the world, the extinction and the consummation that each of us experiences with its existence, every day of our lives, until we reach our destination. But it is the mastery to which we crave that it enchants us even more. The magic and the greatness of the end, which each of us asks. So that it will not just a distracted and fleeting shutdown.
Seeing Santorini illuminated by millions of lights is enchanting, photographs fail to reproduce some enchantments.

The island is small and everything is concentrated in the few main cities, which can be visited within a few days. In one day we saw two cities and understood how the means of transport worked, what were the main points and what to visit.
It takes three or four days to see everything, but not enough to fill eyes of these scenarios.
At every corner there were special photographs, atmospheres to remember. A very rustic island but of a unique elegance.
xx Dasynka

Ps. How perfect is this blouse with these landscapes? Looks like done for here. I found it in the Mom’s Home closet in Kiev two months ago. I think she has sewn it by hand, the fabric is delicate and easily tears, it is consumed by time. And it has the smell of that house, of that time and the memory I have of mom. Thank you, mum❤


Ho l’impressione che la mia vita sia ferma a Santorini, ad un mese fa. E che la mia quotidianità attuale sia solo un sogno non messo a fuoco. È un effetto che mi fa ogni viaggio, per diverso tempo dopo.
Quando viaggio vivere diventa un’esperienza reale e completa. Ogni ora è intensa, ogni minuto i miei occhi si riempiono di scenari nuovi, la mia mente è continuamente a lavoro per memorizzare, imparare, capire…
È vita, questa. È vivere.
Io stessa mi sorprendo di quante cose siamo riusciti a fare il primo giorno.
La sera del nostro arrivo abbiamo avuto solo la forza di disfare i bagagli e a letto. Di mattina ci siamo alzate presto per esplorare Thira, capoluogo di Santorini.
Santorini è una piccola isola greca di origine vulcanica delle Cicladi, questo significa che inizialmente era un vulcano e quello che ne resta, tutto il bacino sinistro, è risultato dopo un’esplosione. È tutto facilmente deducibile vedendo l’isola dall’alto: la Caldera sarebbe il cratere ormai sommerso dal mare, al cui interno ci sono piccoli isolotti formatisi dai detriti lavici (su cui organizzano piccole crociere di un giorno). L’origine di Santorini spiega anche le scogliere a strapiombo nel mare e la città costruita principalmente in cima al cratere. Le spiagge, comunque rocciose e senza sabbia per la natura dell’isola, si trovano dall’altra parte opposta, dove la terra si immerge nel mare dolcemente.

A colazione ho assaggiato finalmente il vero yogurt greco: diverso da quello confezionato che vendono al supermercato (anche se in molti locali in cui ho chiesto lo yogurt greco mi hanno portato quest’ultimo), molto denso, acido ma non troppo, simile alla panna acida russa. Io l’ho adorato. Soprattutto con marmellata o una fetta di ciambella.
Abbiamo iniziato l’esplorazione di Santorini a piedi (la maggior parte dei vicoletti sono pedonali) percorrendo la strada panoramica che affaccia sulla Caldera e che al tramonto si riempie di gente che aspetta di vedere il sole scomparire nell’acqua. Era un po’ ventilato e ha piovuto per un quarto d’ora, ma poi è spuntato il sole per tutto il resto del viaggio.
Ero già stata a Santorini sei anni fa per un giorno, con una nave da crociera. Camminare tra questi vicoletti, questi negozietti tipici, i muli (sono uno dei più tradizionali mezzi di trasporto qui e io ne ho un ricordo terribile, sconsiglio vivamente la camminata al porto sui muli o a piedi, prendete i bus che sono veloci e comodi), questi colori, queste cupole… è stato come vivere un déjà vu. Ricordavo quando avevo camminato per quelle stesse strade con i miei genitori, mia sorella, quel panorama… ho lasciato un pezzo di cuore lì e un pezzo dei miei ricordi con mamma.

Siamo arrivati fino al centro di Thira, poco distante dalla stazione centrale dei bus (tutto raggiungibile a piedi), abbiamo chiesto informazioni per i traghetti per Mykonos e per i bus per il porto.
Ci siamo fermati a pranzo in un ristorantino al centro e abbiamo assaggiato la moussaka (una specie di parmigiana di melanzane e carne che ho cercato di mangiare quasi tutti i giorni) e l’insalata Santorini (variante di quella greca: pomodorini, capperi, feta, peperoni, cipolle, olive, cetrili).

Con il bus in venti munuti ci siamo ritrovati ad Oia, la città più a nord dell’isola, dove abbiamo passeggiato tutto il pomeriggio fino al crepuscolo, preso un gelato da Lolita’s. Qui si trovano hotel e negozi di lusso, e scenari incantevoli delle abitazioni costruite una sull’altra, con scale infinite, piscine sulla caldera, bianco e azzurro tra mare e case.
Da Oia si vedevano dei nuvoloni scuri che sovrastavano Thira e la pioggia che la circondava, mentre da noi c’era il sole. Quando abbiamo visto Thira schiarita e illuminata, siamo tornate in città e abbiamo cenato al Galini Cafè che affaccia sulla Caldera, per ammirare il tramonto mangiando crepes e tea matcha (un sapore molto particolare, ricorda molto un passato di verdure, è pieno di antiossidanti).
Durante le ore d’oro Santorini si colora di arancio e rosa, completamente. Come se venisse immersa in un contenitore di acrilici, e tutto intorno sembra tramonti assieme al sole. Perché è l’intera città, senza riparo alcuno, costruita di fronte al sole, completamente bianca, e lascia ogni sera che il sole se l’abbracci interamente. In ogni angolo o vicolo o spazio nascosto, il bianco riflette l’oro e lo trasmette ovunque e tu stesso ti bagni di questo colore diventando parte di uno spettacolo che è il più tragico e sublime che esista: la fine. Il declino maestoso, il tramonto della vita affacciata al mondo, l’estinguersi e il consumarsi che ognuno di noi sperimenta con la sua esistenza, ogni giorno della nostra vita, fino ad approdarci. Ma è la maestria a cui aneliamo che ci incanta ancor più. La magia e la grandezza della fine, che ognuno di noi chiede. Perché non sia solo uno spegnersi fugace e distratto.
Vedere Santorini illuminarsi di milioni di lucine è incantevole, le fotografie non riescono a riprodurre certi incanti.
L’isola è piccola e tutto è concentrato nelle poche città principali, visitabili nel giro di pochi giorni. In un solo giorno abbiamo visto due città e capito come funzionavano i mezzi di trasporto, quali fossero i punti principali e cosa visitare. Bastano tre o quattro giorni per vedere tutto, ma non per riempirsi abbastanza gli occhi di questi scenari.
Ad ogni angolo c’erano particolari da fotografare, atmosfere da ricordare. Un’isola molto rustica ma di un’eleganza unica.
xx Dasynka

Ps. Quanto è perfetta questa blusa con questi paesaggi? Sembra fatta apposta. L’ho trovata nell’armadio della casa di mamma a Kiev due mesi fa. Credo l’abbia cucita lei a mano, il tessuto è delicatissimo e si strappa facilmente, è consumata dal tempo. E ha l’odore di quella casa, di quel tempo e del ricordo che ho di mamma. Grazie, mami ❤

Photography by me and Carmela.vix, www.carmelavicedomini.it

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48 Comments

  • Reply
    Kim
    6 July 2017 at 14:05

    Santorini looks gorgeous! I love your photos! I was looking to go there for my honeymoon. I imagine authentic greek yogurt tastes really great!

    Kim
    Simply Lovebirds

    • Reply
      dasynka
      6 July 2017 at 14:23

      Oh you know, there was so many marriages! It will be amazing 🙂 xx

  • Reply
    Jeanne
    6 July 2017 at 12:29

    So beautiful! Hope to see this myself someday!

    http://www.jeannieinabottleblog.com

    • Reply
      dasynka
      6 July 2017 at 14:22

      Hope you will 🙂 xx

  • Reply
    Shannon
    6 July 2017 at 6:54

    You have some amazing photos! It would have been such a dream to explore these alleyways! It’s funny how we have different versions of traditional foods in our home countries that actually taste nothing like the original! Thanks for sharing!

    TFM Life & Style blog

    • Reply
      dasynka
      6 July 2017 at 9:28

      Yes it’s so curious 🙂 thank you so! xx

  • Reply
    Yasmin
    6 July 2017 at 5:23

    Santorini looks and sounds like a dream! This is on my bucket list – somewhere to go with friends or a life partner 🙂

    xx Yasmin
    http://banglesandbungalows.com

    • Reply
      dasynka
      6 July 2017 at 9:27

      You need to go there as soon as possible! It’s incredibly beautiful 🙂 xx

  • Reply
    Becky
    4 July 2017 at 20:34

    WOW it looks absolutely amazing! Great pictures!! 🙂

    • Reply
      dasynka
      6 July 2017 at 9:26

      Thank you 🙂 xx

  • Reply
    Ciara
    4 July 2017 at 16:19

    Your pictures are absolutely stunning! It’s been a dream of mine for so long to go to Santorini/Greece and your pictures just make me want to go even more. I’m totally living vicariously through you right now 🙂

    Ciara
    http://www.ciarasalloum.com

    • Reply
      dasynka
      4 July 2017 at 18:46

      I’m so glad to be able to create that for you! Thank you so much for your feed❤️ hope you’ll go there soon as possible 🙂 xx

  • Reply
    Anya Dryagina
    4 July 2017 at 7:42

    Very nice post and I really like the pictures!
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    • Reply
      dasynka
      4 July 2017 at 9:00

      Thanks, xx

  • Reply
    meg
    3 July 2017 at 21:05

    Those photos are amazing! It must have been incredible! 🙂

    meg,
    swacre.blogspot.com/

    • Reply
      dasynka
      4 July 2017 at 6:37

      Oh yes, it was! xx

  • Reply
    dora
    3 July 2017 at 20:20

    Santorini sounds like such an amazing experience! And the food looks so delicious. I visited a nearby island (Paros) a couple of times, but next time I’ll have to stop in Santorini for a few days.
    Dora
    http://www.adropofindigo.com/

    • Reply
      dasynka
      4 July 2017 at 6:36

      You have to do it, cause it’s one of the most beautiful place in the world 🙂 xx

  • Reply
    marta
    3 July 2017 at 17:24

    I really love Santorini! I’ve always wanted to visit it, it’s on my list! kisses

    https://thefashionjump.blogspot.com.es

    • Reply
      dasynka
      4 July 2017 at 6:36

      You need to go there xx

  • Reply
    Heather Rowland
    3 July 2017 at 9:49

    Your trip sounds and looks stunning! Gorgeous photos and beautiful writing too!

    Heather xx
    https://www.hefafa.me.uk

    • Reply
      dasynka
      4 July 2017 at 6:35

      Thank you so so much 🙂 xx

  • Reply
    Nancy
    2 July 2017 at 23:15

    Glad to hear that you had a great time out in Santorini! It looks like an amazing place (totally inspiring me to visit one of these days). I love your outfits! They look so comfy and fits in with the weather perfectly. Whenever I hear about luxury malls, I want to make a visit ASAP XD.

    https://exquisitely.me

    • Reply
      dasynka
      3 July 2017 at 5:58

      I wish you to go there as soon as possible, cause Santorini is a pure magic 🙂 thank you so much❤️ xx

  • Reply
    Valentina
    2 July 2017 at 13:16

    I tuoi scatti sono sempre sensazionali!
    Mi hai fatto vivere un po’ questo viaggio ad occhi aperti

    • Reply
      dasynka
      2 July 2017 at 18:23

      È un onore esserci riuscita❤️ xx

  • Reply
    Irina
    30 June 2017 at 13:57

    Awesome pictures! Cute outfit:)
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    • Reply
      dasynka
      2 July 2017 at 18:23

      Thank you! xx

  • Reply
    Tiffany Lea Zimmermann
    29 June 2017 at 23:08

    beautiful shots!
    Xx, Tiff
    https://zimmylifestyle.com

    • Reply
      dasynka
      30 June 2017 at 10:35

      Thanks! xx

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    Cristina
    29 June 2017 at 18:04

    Amo tutt le isole della Grecia.
    Santorini mi manca ma quest’anno andrò a Paros e non vedo l’ora.
    Cristina
    http://www.cristinasalzano.it

    • Reply
      dasynka
      30 June 2017 at 10:35

      Chissá com’è, non ci sono mai stata! xx

  • Reply
    LindaLibraLoca
    29 June 2017 at 16:12

    The blouse really fits perfectly into the beautiful surroundings!

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

    • Reply
      dasynka
      30 June 2017 at 10:34

      Oh, yes.. I love it 🙂 xx

  • Reply
    Andrea
    29 June 2017 at 15:50

    Love the colours of Santorini! What a beautiful place!!

    Your outfit matches perfectly with the landscape!

    Andrea.

    Seize your Style

    • Reply
      dasynka
      30 June 2017 at 10:33

      Thank you so 🙂 xx

  • Reply
    Luz Oliva
    29 June 2017 at 12:36

    Santorini looks like heaven.
    You look beautiful
    A big kiss!

    http://www.luztieneunblog.com/

    • Reply
      dasynka
      30 June 2017 at 10:32

      Oh gosh, yes it is! xx

  • Reply
    jointyicroissanty
    29 June 2017 at 9:48

    Such a beautiful place and these pictures are just stunning!

    jointyicroissanty

    • Reply
      dasynka
      30 June 2017 at 10:32

      Thank you! xx

  • Reply
    Paola Lauretano
    29 June 2017 at 9:46

    Santorini is my fav place in Greece, amazing pics!
    Kisses, Paola.
    Expressyourself

    • Reply
      dasynka
      30 June 2017 at 10:32

      Mine too 🙂 thanks! xx

  • Reply
    Andreea Birsan
    28 June 2017 at 19:14

    Santorini is so damn beautiful! Your photos look so unique and they make me miss Greece even more. And yeah, you are right the original Greek yogurt is so much different than the supermarket one. When first trying it in Greece I was amazed by how good it was, wish I could have it every morning, haha. Wishing you a great day! xx

    Andreea,
    http://couturezilla.com/

    • Reply
      dasynka
      30 June 2017 at 10:31

      Thank you so much, yes I think about greek yogurt every morning aww! Wish you a great day you too 🙂 xx

  • Reply
    Unadonnaalcontrario
    28 June 2017 at 14:09

    Che meraviglia il tuo racconto È stato come essere lì con te. WOW!

    • Reply
      dasynka
      28 June 2017 at 17:21

      Questo mi riempie di gioia, credimi❤ xx

  • Reply
    Heather Noire
    28 June 2017 at 3:40

    Your photos are lovely. I hope your having an amazing week 🙂 http://www.bauchlefashion.com/2017/06/trend-report-liquid-silver-boots.html

    • Reply
      dasynka
      28 June 2017 at 8:05

      Oh yes, it was 🙂 thank you! xx

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