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24 Hours in Santorini with THEIT + Giveaway

10.13.16

Spending a memorable week in Santorini, Greece was incredible, but now I want to share with you all the fun you can have in just 24 hours on the island. Come along as I take you, along with my camera + THEIT bag, on a journey that you’ll never forget!

Psst… there’s also giveaway happening at the bottom of the post that you don’t want to miss!

Traveling to Santorini, Greece? Come explore the island with me in just 24 hours where we'll see the beaches, the wineries, churches, eat good food and even relax a little. Click to read now or pin to save for later! — Modish and Main

In my initial post sharing our trip to Greece I included a ton of photos along with the pros & cons of staying on a small island for a week. This time around, I wanted to take you along with me as we explored the island from sun up till sun down and everything in between.

Knowing this trip is quite possibly a once in a lifetime experience, I didn’t want to miss out on ANY opportunity to take beautiful photography. Therefore, I wanted to bring my Canon 5D Mark iii with a 24-70mm lens everywhere I went which isn’t always the easiest because it’s a big camera and it’s not very light. Those of you that are familiar with this camera body and lens know that it’s not cheap and the last thing I want to do is stand out like a tourist waving a red flag that says “rob me!”

BUT ….. it takes such incredible photos that I wasn’t going to leave it behind. This is where The Colt bag comes in from THEIT. It is hands down the most stylish, yet functional camera bag I have ever laid eyes on (and trust me, I’ve tried A LOT of camera bags). Not only does it look like a fashionable handbag, but it can hold my 5D Mark iii with lens attached and I still have room for the day-to-day necessities. This camera bag is a total lifesaver and it came along on our journey throughout Santorini. Let’s not wait any longer & get this tour started!

8:30a | Dressed & Headed Out for Breakfast
Our hotel did provide a complimentary standard breakfast, but after just a few days I was eager to get out and try the local delicacies from the neighborhood bakery. (i.e. Try the chocolate croissants!)

Traveling to Santorini, Greece? Come explore the island with me in just 24 hours where we'll see the beaches, the wineries, churches, eat good food and even relax a little. Click to read now or pin to save for later! — Modish and MainTraveling to Santorini, Greece? Come explore the island with me in just 24 hours where we'll see the beaches, the wineries, churches, eat good food and even relax a little. Click to read now or pin to save for later! — Modish and MainOur mode of transportation throughout the week was our trusty ATV. These were great to rent because it came with a large storage container that you could lock & it made for safe travels for all my camera equipment. 

Traveling to Santorini, Greece? Come explore the island with me in just 24 hours where we'll see the beaches, the wineries, churches, eat good food and even relax a little. Click to read now or pin to save for later! — Modish and Main

10:00a | Jet lag + Chocolate Croissants = A Nap by the Pool
Adjusting to the time change can be a bit difficult. We’d often grab an hour nap by the poolside before we headed out for the rest of the day.

Traveling to Santorini, Greece? Come explore the island with me in just 24 hours where we'll see the beaches, the wineries, churches, eat good food and even relax a little. Click to read now or pin to save for later! — Modish and Main

Traveling to Santorini, Greece? Come explore the island with me in just 24 hours where we'll see the beaches, the wineries, churches, eat good food and even relax a little. Click to read now or pin to save for later! — Modish and Main

11:00a | Regroup and Formulate a Plan
Before heading out the doors we always stopped in our lobby to make sure we had everything we needed and to formulate a rouge idea of what our plans were. More often than not, once you head out you may not come back till late in the evening so planning ahead is never a bad thing!

We stayed at the Santorini Palace Hotel in Fira. 

Traveling to Santorini, Greece? Come explore the island with me in just 24 hours where we'll see the beaches, the wineries, churches, eat good food and even relax a little. Click to read now or pin to save for later! — Modish and Main

Traveling to Santorini, Greece? Come explore the island with me in just 24 hours where we'll see the beaches, the wineries, churches, eat good food and even relax a little. Click to read now or pin to save for later! — Modish and Main

11:15a | Refreshed and Ready to Explore
Now that we are refreshed from our nap, we hop back on the ATV and start exploring. The main city, Fira, is often filled with people so we liked to get out of town and head south towards the black sand beach in Perissa & Perivolos. It’s a long, beautiful beach with rows and rows of cabanas and plenty of places to grab a cocktail.

Traveling to Santorini, Greece? Come explore the island with me in just 24 hours where we'll see the beaches, the wineries, churches, eat good food and even relax a little. Click to read now or pin to save for later! — Modish and Main

Traveling to Santorini, Greece? Come explore the island with me in just 24 hours where we'll see the beaches, the wineries, churches, eat good food and even relax a little. Click to read now or pin to save for later! — Modish and Main

Traveling to Santorini, Greece? Come explore the island with me in just 24 hours where we'll see the beaches, the wineries, churches, eat good food and even relax a little. Click to read now or pin to save for later! — Modish and Main

Traveling to Santorini, Greece? Come explore the island with me in just 24 hours where we'll see the beaches, the wineries, churches, eat good food and even relax a little. Click to read now or pin to save for later! — Modish and Main

A leisurely stroll with your toes in the Aegean is never bad for the soul. 

Traveling to Santorini, Greece? Come explore the island with me in just 24 hours where we'll see the beaches, the wineries, churches, eat good food and even relax a little. Click to read now or pin to save for later! — Modish and Main

12:30p | Wine Tasting at Santos Wines
An absolute must is stopping to taste wine at one of the many wineries scattered throughout Santorini. Our favorite was at Santos Wines which is perched up on the caldera affording you with panoramic views.

Also note, they know how to do a proper wine taste! Tastings are available in 6, 12, or 18 glasses and come served all at once on a tray and are really good pours. They also include biscuits, cheeses, olives and dips. I could have stayed there forever.

Tip — It’s a very windy island so I highly recommend bringing a long sleeve! 

Traveling to Santorini, Greece? Come explore the island with me in just 24 hours where we'll see the beaches, the wineries, churches, eat good food and even relax a little. Click to read now or pin to save for later! — Modish and Main

Traveling to Santorini, Greece? Come explore the island with me in just 24 hours where we'll see the beaches, the wineries, churches, eat good food and even relax a little. Click to read now or pin to save for later! — Modish and Main

Traveling to Santorini, Greece? Come explore the island with me in just 24 hours where we'll see the beaches, the wineries, churches, eat good food and even relax a little. Click to read now or pin to save for later! — Modish and Main

1:45p | Don’t Rush! Stop and Enjoy the Local Culture
I can only encourage you to drive down random streets and try to get yourself lost because it’s almost impossible to do in Santorini. What you end up with though is incredible experiences that afford you with the opportunity to find beautiful churches and local stands selling handmade goods. Don’t rush the experience and try to embrace the local culture as much as possible.

Traveling to Santorini, Greece? Come explore the island with me in just 24 hours where we'll see the beaches, the wineries, churches, eat good food and even relax a little. Click to read now or pin to save for later! — Modish and Main

Traveling to Santorini, Greece? Come explore the island with me in just 24 hours where we'll see the beaches, the wineries, churches, eat good food and even relax a little. Click to read now or pin to save for later! — Modish and Main

Traveling to Santorini, Greece? Come explore the island with me in just 24 hours where we'll see the beaches, the wineries, churches, eat good food and even relax a little. Click to read now or pin to save for later! — Modish and Main

Traveling to Santorini, Greece? Come explore the island with me in just 24 hours where we'll see the beaches, the wineries, churches, eat good food and even relax a little. Click to read now or pin to save for later! — Modish and Main

3:30p | Caffeine Pit Stop
Between the perpetual jet lag and the wine, a little afternoon pick me up in the form of an espresso is never a bad thing. Funny thing is, I don’t like coffee but I could tolerate it in Italy and in Greece as well! They topped this one off with a big dollop of whip cream which was definitely to my liking!

Traveling to Santorini, Greece? Come explore the island with me in just 24 hours where we'll see the beaches, the wineries, churches, eat good food and even relax a little. Click to read now or pin to save for later! — Modish and Main

Traveling to Santorini, Greece? Come explore the island with me in just 24 hours where we'll see the beaches, the wineries, churches, eat good food and even relax a little. Click to read now or pin to save for later! — Modish and Main

4:15p | Drive to Oia and the Bay of Ammoudi
If you’re driving to Oia, keep going as far as you can on the main road which starts to wind down to the Bay of Ammoudi. Here you will park your ATV or scooter and then walk down to where you will find fresh fish taverns along the bay. If you’re up for it (and I highly recommend it), walk all the way around the bend until you get to a little cove with a large rock floating out in the water. Change into your swimsuit, jump in and swim over to the rock where you can climb on up (with ropes, steps, etc) and then you get to experience a 25ft cliff jump into the Aegean Sea!!

On your walk back, treat yourself to fresh grilled octopus and a carafe of sangria.

Traveling to Santorini, Greece? Come explore the island with me in just 24 hours where we'll see the beaches, the wineries, churches, eat good food and even relax a little. Click to read now or pin to save for later! — Modish and Main

Traveling to Santorini, Greece? Come explore the island with me in just 24 hours where we'll see the beaches, the wineries, churches, eat good food and even relax a little. Click to read now or pin to save for later! — Modish and Main

Traveling to Santorini, Greece? Come explore the island with me in just 24 hours where we'll see the beaches, the wineries, churches, eat good food and even relax a little. Click to read now or pin to save for later! — Modish and Main

Traveling to Santorini, Greece? Come explore the island with me in just 24 hours where we'll see the beaches, the wineries, churches, eat good food and even relax a little. Click to read now or pin to save for later! — Modish and Main

Traveling to Santorini, Greece? Come explore the island with me in just 24 hours where we'll see the beaches, the wineries, churches, eat good food and even relax a little. Click to read now or pin to save for later! — Modish and Main

5:30p | Wander Oia Streets + a Fish Pedicure
Oia is one of the most picturesque places I’ve ever seen. It has pristine white shops, hotels and restaurants and stunning views of churches and the sea beyond. This is also where people go to watch epic sunsets. Until then, allow yourself time to wander the streets and don’t leave without experiencing the fish pedicure (they “bite” off your dead skin, but only feels like tiny air bubbles).

Traveling to Santorini, Greece? Come explore the island with me in just 24 hours where we'll see the beaches, the wineries, churches, eat good food and even relax a little. Click to read now or pin to save for later! — Modish and Main

Traveling to Santorini, Greece? Come explore the island with me in just 24 hours where we'll see the beaches, the wineries, churches, eat good food and even relax a little. Click to read now or pin to save for later! — Modish and Main

Traveling to Santorini, Greece? Come explore the island with me in just 24 hours where we'll see the beaches, the wineries, churches, eat good food and even relax a little. Click to read now or pin to save for later! — Modish and Main

Traveling to Santorini, Greece? Come explore the island with me in just 24 hours where we'll see the beaches, the wineries, churches, eat good food and even relax a little. Click to read now or pin to save for later! — Modish and Main

Traveling to Santorini, Greece? Come explore the island with me in just 24 hours where we'll see the beaches, the wineries, churches, eat good food and even relax a little. Click to read now or pin to save for later! — Modish and Main

Traveling to Santorini, Greece? Come explore the island with me in just 24 hours where we'll see the beaches, the wineries, churches, eat good food and even relax a little. Click to read now or pin to save for later! — Modish and Main

6:30p | Oia Sunsets
As I mentioned before, the sunsets in Oia are VERY popular so don’t wait until the last minute to find the perfect viewing spot. Nestle in because you will be surrounded by TONS of people, but trust me, it’s well worth it. This time of year (September), the sun set at 7:10 each night and blazed the sky with hues of orange, red and hints of purple.

Traveling to Santorini, Greece? Come explore the island with me in just 24 hours where we'll see the beaches, the wineries, churches, eat good food and even relax a little. Click to read now or pin to save for later! — Modish and Main

Traveling to Santorini, Greece? Come explore the island with me in just 24 hours where we'll see the beaches, the wineries, churches, eat good food and even relax a little. Click to read now or pin to save for later! — Modish and Main

8:00p | Gyros + Dancing
If you aren’t staying in Oia, it’s probably a good idea to start your journey back towards Fira (or wherever you are staying) and park the ATV for the night. It became a standard routine to walk to this little food market in downtown Fira and order ourselves a chicken gyro. They were so insanely delicious I often ate 2 a day!

Traveling to Santorini, Greece? Come explore the island with me in just 24 hours where we'll see the beaches, the wineries, churches, eat good food and even relax a little. Click to read now or pin to save for later! — Modish and Main

With our bellies full, we headed out to the bars and clubs to get our dance on! This is where we part ways because I can’t hold a camera and dance at the same time! I hope you enjoyed my tour around Santorini and can’t wait for our next adventures!


BUT WAIT ….. REMEMBER ME TELLING YOU THAT THERE WAS A GIVEAWAY HAPPENING??

The amazing team at THEIT wants to give one of my lucky readers a $150 gift card towards any camera bag on their site! Gain entries into the contest by completing any or all of the tasks below. A winner will be picked & notified on Wednesday, October 18th.

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*This post is sponsored by the THEIT, but all opinions and photographs are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that help make this blog possible. 

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14 comments on “24 Hours in Santorini with THEIT + Giveaway”

  1. First of all, just wanted to say — what a dream and what amazing photography!! I’ve always wanted to go to Santorini ever after finding out that it is one of the potential places that was called Atlantis. Glad to get to experience it remotely right here 🙂
    As for me, I only just got my camera a few months ago! My interest in photo actually began as a desire to simply have some of my own high res and high quality content to work with for personal projects (I am an animator and web and graphic designer). But since realizing the awesome power of shooting in RAW, photography has really transformed into something I love in and of itself! How did I find THEIT? Going out without the perfect outfit is just not an option — clearly from your blog you agree, love your style!! — and after literally hours and hours of research I finally came across THEIT and fell in love with The Colt and the whole brand!! I also was lucky enough to get my hands on one of The Lula bags in chestnut at the sample sale they had recently – definitely a steal. The Lula is great also – I can fit my collapsible tripod, outing necessities, and even some unnecessary stuff too if I’m feeling indecisive ☺️. Can’t wait for The Colt to come out in black, might honestly have to get that one too…. ahhh love these bags!!
    Thanks so much for sharing your stories and for hosting this sweet giveaway! Always happy to find smart bloggers.
    Xx

    1. Awww thank you Kaitlyn! Santorini really was a dream & I’m so glad I’ll have these photographs to cherish forever.
      Let’s talk about how jealous I am that you got to go to THEIT’s sample sale ?!?! I’m also waiting to see if I want the Colt in black or a different design all together that can fit more (like a tripod!). Thanks for stopping by the blog!

  2. I am in love with the Theit Lula bag!! Photography is something I am still a novice at for the most part but I do enjoy it…capturing life in a still image and being able to focus on the minute details to bring that still image back to life….it’s wonderful. Absolutely stunning photos in this post!!! Greece is on my bucket list and reading this has made me want to move my trip up a few years!

    1. Thank you so much for stopping by the blog Tyneisha! The Lula bag is stunning too, I can’t decide what bag I want next. LOL And yes… Greece was such a stunning backdrop & I can’t wait to cherish these photos forever.

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