Seaside Santorini~ On March 27, 2017March 27, 2017 By cindy knokeIn Conservation, MY PHOTOGRAPHS, REVERIES, TRAVEL REVIEWS Sun kissed, white washed, azure accented, bliss! Especially quiet, and lovely, off season. Cheers to you from stunning Santorini~ Intermittent island internet, so please bear with me! Share this:pinterestEmailLike this:Like Loading... Related
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All I can say is OH MY!
That is just what i said! 😉
I envy you so much as I’ve always wanted to visit there!
I hope you do go, it is worth the effort to get here!
Really beautiful Cindy, enjoy for all of us 😀
Will do & hugs to you Irene!
Hugs to you too, Cindy 🙂
Thank you Bette. It is a special place~ <3
I’d say that off season would be the time to be there!
Yes. It is basically empty so beauty is all you see~
Santorini is one of the places on my bucket list. I will get there one day. I have travelled to 4 of the 5 continents but not here – yet.
It is always ideal to have places one still wants to visit!
Beautiful! This brings back many happy memories :o) xxx
Love triggering happy memories~
Wow!! Just amazing! I think when I retire I might live there! Lol.
Yes, I know the feeling exactly!
I have never been but your beautiful photos took me there! Thank you Cindy. 🙂
I love travel by imagination, so I am very pleased to hear this!
Beautiful photos Cindy. I’ve always wanted to visit Greece. Thanks for getting me motivated! 🙂
If I motivated you to visit Greece, then I am very happy!
Beautiful place, beautiful photos. You have a great eye for photos Cindy. Thanks for sharing your visits with us. Hope all is well with you and your loved ones.
Same to you Wally & so pleased you are joining me for yet another adventure~
Gorgeous photos! With azure skies and blazing white buildings, Santorini looks crisp and cool.
It does look just like that, “crisp & clean!”
Beautiful! Santorini isn’t a bucket list trip for us. We have a friend who lived there for a while when she was younger. Raves about her time there. 😃
Yes, it is definitely a place worthy of any bucket list!
I believe it! 😃
Truly stunning, Cindy.
After greatly enjoying your vacation to a level close to photographic appreciation delight overload, we read, “please bear with me!” We are bearing, we are bearing! My greatest fear is wondering if you will decide to stay there and not to return.
Lack of wifi is the only serious challenge. It pops in and out, mostly out. Thank you for such a very kind comment~
Probably the best time of year to be there! I hope it’s not too windy though… north winds are quite strong here in Athens today. Beautiful shots, Cindy! 🙂
Not too windy at all. Just sunny skies and nice breezes!
Oh, how I love Santorini! Beautiful captures Cindy!
Yay, so happy you like the photos, and gorgeous Santorini~
What beautiful photos! And what a great time of year to go! 🙂
Thanks! Highly recommend visiting during shoulder season~
Santorini is our best titbit in the buffet of tourist places to visit! If you ever find yourself in Greece, I would love to show you around! Athenian hugs! Beautiful photos, Cindy!
We just left Athens! I would have loved to have met you! <3
🇬🇷Then, next time!Athenian hugs,Sofia🙂
Lovely pix: Love Santorini
So pleased you enjoyed gorgous Santorini & thank you for your kindness!
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Wow, these photos are gorgeous Cindy! Happy life on the island!
Back to you in beautiful Seattle!
Amazing place, thanks for sharing this Beautiful pictures 🙂
Very happy you enjoyed & thank you~
Absolutely beautiful 😍
Ah, thank you Andy!
Oh my, oh my, oh my! Does it get any better than this?
I don’t think it does! <3
Wonderful place and photos as always. I loved seeing the Norfolk Pine (native only to a tiny island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean) in the 5th photo!
Amazing! I didn’t know this. Thank you for telling me.
Green with envy!
Hope you visit someday!
Absolutely magnificent. Know you are having a wonderful time in such a beautiful place!
Thank you Ruth! It is quite special and one feels quite cut off from the concerns of the world~
Well that is a very good thing!
A dream trip for sure!
Hope you are doing well Dor & your foot is behaving~ <3
You’re in the place I want to visit most in the whole world. I haven’t see much of the world, but this looks like paradise to me. Since you’ve been around the world and back, let me know if this was the nicest for you. I have to choose carefully and wisely for my vacation next year.
Let’s talk via email when I return and get a better idea of what you are hoping to do & see. I would love to brainstorm with you and give you some ideas. I love traveling, planning traveling and helping a good friend like you! <3
Looks awesome!! Enjoy.
Lucky you. 🙂
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So beautiful, thank you for sharing.
Thank you much more for appreciating them!
Such GORGEOUS views, Cindy — thank you for sharing them! Enjoy your travels and be safe!
Hugs & cheers to you Debbie and thanks for coming along with me! <3
Looks beautiful and calm.
I love those steps, white walls and blues that goes on and on and on…
We are talking the steps every day, 1300 virtical feet to the sea level. We hike with the donkeys! 😉
We’re thinking of fulfilling a ‘bucket list wish’ and going to Greece next year Cindy. Any advice?
Oh, yes! This is our second trip. Once we return let’s chat by email. My wifi is truly terrible now. I love Santorini and some of the lesser visited islands, so let’s definitely talk. I do hope you go~
Isn’t that supposed to be the fables Atlantis Cindy?
xxx Massive Hugs xxx
Always a dream – beautifully blue and white.
Yes, exactly! <3
Off season with sunshine looks like bliss. Great captures Cindy 💛
Yes, visiting in the shoulder seasons seems like the ideal solution!
So beautiful, Cindy. It just makes me laugh as I sit here in the rain. Oh, I knew I wanted a corner of your suitcase!
I wish I snuck you in! 😉
Wow! Is that in Greece? Beautiful setting, and stunning views of the ocean. The Mediterranean?
Yes to all. It is part of the Cyclades island chain~
Gorgeous. The photo of the the whitewashed town is soooo beautiful. What a wonderful experience.
Thanks! It looks so clean, pristine and perfect!
It is just gorgeous! Thank you Jules~
Glorious…so very magical.
Thank you Gary! Much appreciated~
Many great views from the place. I always like the deep blue sky and sea from this place.
Yes, the contrast of blue & white is just stunning!
Thanks for sharing these views of Santorini, Cindy. I was planning a short holiday there when living in the UK for 2 years in 1978/79, but couldn’t find the extra funds needed at that time, so it was great to view your photos.
I am so sorry you didn’t get to visit, and hope that you do in the future, if you want too.
My partner and I visited Santorini maybe 20 years ago. Such a beautiful place. Of course we lost our way in the maze of streets, but found a bar with a great view of the setting sun casting gold upon the water. Our host introduced us to Bellini’s, and from then on it became a favorite drink upon our return to California. And come to think of it, our little peach tree is putting on fruit. Bellini’s are in our future.
Thanks for bringing back such fond memories. Your holiday is looking quite fantastic.
I am so glad you have experienced this magical place and am very pleased to have brought back happy memories for you! Cheers to you enjoy your Bellini!
Hope you have many dreamy days spent here, dear Cindy! <3
The one alley or lane with pretty baubles hanging on the walls was charming! The view of azure blue seaside from above was so exciting and beautiful, Cindy. xoxo
Thank you Robin it is an utterly charming place but my wifi is very poor! Hope all is well with you my friend~
So happy you enjoyed!
This place looks amazing ☺️
It is just that!
looks lovely this time of the year with no crowds… tempting!!
Definitely recommend the shoulder seasons for Santorini~
Spectacular, beautiful, wonderful…wish I was there!
It is all those things and more, and I wish you were here too!
With the exception of the Greek flag, there is nothing more blue and white than Santorini.
Very true blue, and white too!
Five days ago I had dinner in an excellent Greek restaurant in Columbus, Ohio. One entire wall was painted with the caldera and houses of Santorini. I have visited the island only once, briefly. I have enjoyed hiking on Crete several times. The little port of Chania is/was a warren of quaint tourist B&Bs.
Your photos are spectacular, again and again, doesn`t matter if animals, nature or houses! Wooooow!!!
Ahhh, I am honored and touched. Thank you & cheers too~
Beautiful! I always wondered how a quiet Santorini would look like, after being there in August. How was the weather? -Verne
The weather is perfect and the crowds non-existent!
I remember visiting Santorinin just over 40 years ago. I gather it has changed a little in that time – still no cars I assume, but internet availability, that’s inevitable I guess.
There are cars now, but my wifi is not cooperating! Quite hit and miss where I am.
I’m horrified about the cars! What do they need cars for on such a small island? I guess life just moves on. I have happy memories of climbing the steps up the cliffs on the back of a donkey lol
The donkeys are still there and there is a cable car up too, but when you reach the top, lots of cars!
Modern times eh!
Yep, such pristine, gleaming white beauty! And what a visually stunning structural arrangement too, Enjoy your time in paradise Cindy! 🙂
Thanks Lynn. I am looking for parrots and other exotics but so far no luck. I will be going to a national park famous for birds soon though, so stay tuned!
Beautiful photos, Cindy. Thanks for sharing. 🙂 — Suzanne
Thank you more for appreciating them Patricia & cheers to you my friend~
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Okay colour me officially green with envy… Cindy Knoke captures the sea, sky and packed but beautifully kept buildings of Santorini.. who would not want to wake up to that every morning… #recommended
Hugs to you one and a toast of grappa too! Be well my friend~
Cheers Cindy.. xx
Vielen danke mein lieber Freund Ernst!
Keeping my fingers crossed that it stays~
Superb photos of Santorini, congrats for your talent! The weather seems quite good also. Have a good time!
Thank you kindly, the weather has been most considerate!
Well done. White is difficult
Thank you! It certainly doesn’t respond well to manipulation.
Looks so inviting! I wish I was there….
I wish you were too! We’d practically have the place to ourselves!
Beautiful photographs, Cindy. It looks like a magical place! 🙂
It is exactly that! Cheers to you Ally & thank you!
It’s a pleasure, enjoy your time there! 🙂
It is my dream to go here Cindy, thank you for the beautiful tour! <3
Hope you make it a reality and visit in the shoulder seasons to experience it at it’s best~
For photos like these, Cindy, I’ll hang on forever. How I wish I were there!
I wish you were too! We could enjoy the sunset with some grappa~
So gorgeous, Cindy, I’ve always wanted to go there! Heck, anywhere in Greece!
Yes! There is so much variety and so much to see. I highly recommend a visit~
The Greek islands are so beautiful. I visited Naxos many, many years back and have been to Greece a few times. There is something about the white houses and the blue sea that puts my soul at peace.
I was in Naxos about 15 or so years ago, and Tinos too! Did we just miss each other? And yes the islands do exactly that, they put your “soul at peace.”
Nope, I was there earlier in my 20’s and then the last time 20 years ago.
Ships in the night……
¡Qué bonita es Grecia! Espero que disfrutes mucho de su luz y color. Un abrazo, amiga <3
Muchas gracias amiga mia, y abrazos y besos! <3
Your pictures are stunning. The last one is so interesting and colourful.
I am very happy you enjoyed them & send you cheers from Greece!
These photos are incredible Cindy! I was disappointed when I came to the end– Do you have more??! The doorway to the bar–with that view!!! And loved the first photo with the swimming pool on one of the roofs! What a great little break to a beautiful place. You are amazing Cindy! xox
I do have more and would love to email you some if you are interested, after I return home. My wifi connection is very unstable here. So pleased you enjoyed. Santorini is just one of a kind! Cheers & be well Rhonda~
Hi Cindy– would love, love to see more photos! And I get the spotty wifi. We spent lots of time in China when our kids were there. It was hit or miss. But I’m sure that gives you more time to take in the panoramas around you! Enjoy! xo
Thanks for understanding. The wifi is really slow and not steady. I will send you photos when I return and would love to hear about China when I get back as well~
Happy Travels!! I’m sure you’ll see so many intriguing beautiful places Cindy… Hugs!
Not as in depth as your experiences Rhonda, but still interesting~ 💖
Are you still out traveling Cindy?? or have you made your way back to the holler?? xo
We are still traveling, but now are out of Eastern Europe and the ferry system, and have a rental car, and are driving around for another month. We are in gorgeous Strasbourg now~
Stasbourg– so charming in the center city!! We love the little towns south of there– stayed in Colmar and drive off for towns nearby. Oh, I know you are seeing so many beautiful things! Will be checking all your photos ahead! Happy Trails! xox
Yes, we have been to the area before too, and are renting an apartment near Riquewher for a week this time, as well as going into Germany. I am already consuming French cookies! Oh dear!! 🙂
That sounds pretty perfect Cindy!! Hope you’re documenting it all!! (and that we get to see your travels…) xox
Amazing. I’d love to be there.
I wish I could beam you over!
If your name was Scotty . . .
I’d beam you up!
Cindy these shots are so amazing and beautiful. Thank you for sharing them.
Ah, thank you sweet Ranu! So pleased you enjoyed them~ <3
So this is where you went. I haven’t been here, but always love the white buildings. … and it seems like a great place for water images. 🙂
Yes, we are in Corfu now, and the water is cerulean blue. So lovely. Hope all is well with you!
It would be the perfect place for an anniversary get away.
Spectacular my friend! Kalimera. 🙂
Such beautiful views… 🙂 and I loved your previous post with the humming birds too 🙂 Enjoy..
Merci beaucoup mon ami Sue~
🙂 <3 xxx
Ah Santorini! One of our dream destinations! Must be great to have wine and steak while watching the sunset over the Aegean Sea. 🙂 Love the whitewashed buildings.
Hope you get here soon, you already have it pictured in your mind’s eye!
I’m stunned, oh really! \ \ \ ୧(๑❛ั⌔❛ั๑)୨/ / /
\ \ \ ୧(๑❛ั⌔❛ั๑)୨/ / / this is my favorite of yours to date. It looks just like I feel when stunned! 🙂
Absolutely dreamy, my friend~~best wishes to you~~
Visa versa 2UX2!
Beautiful vistas, Cindy! Your photos brighten our grey day now. 🙂
The Fab Four of Cley
I don’t know whether to wish you sun or snow, since I know you wanted snow, so I will just wish you both! There is snow visible now on the Albanian Alps right on the Ioanian Sea~
Okay, thank you 🙂 We didn’t exspect it there this time of the year. But now we are enjoying sunny spring here at the North Norfolk coast and that’s fine.
With lots of love
The Fab Four of Cley
<3 2U4 from Corfu~
Wow, this is really beautiful! ❤
Ah, so glad you enjoyed my friend & cheers~
It’s amazing how beautiful all that white against the blue invites you in. What a gorgeous set of photos, Cindy.
Ah, I am honored! Thanks so much & have a wonderful weekend!
Thanks, Cindy. You too.
Intermittent Internet can be a good thing – unwind and enjoy your surroundings – thanks for sharing my friend.
Thanks more for traveling with me & hugs to you Antionettte~ <3
Your photos are stunning! What a beautiful place!
You are very kind and most appreciated! Happy Friday!
Wow, Cindy, these are absolutely gorgeous! I LOVE the art studio. Hope you’re having a fabulous time (sure looks like you are!). Hugs from home 💜
Hugs and cheers back to you dear Tina! <3
To admire your photos we have to look at the intensity of your eyes reflected in the white color of the beauty that you expose. All the sights delight us and make us travel in the imagination to the center of your art.
Oh what a beautiful, poetic, and very kind comment! You have touched my <3. Thank you & cheers to you from Croatia~
Stunning. You are so talented. Thanks for all these beautiful pictures 🙂
Thank you more for such a motivating, kind and thoughtful comment Christopher!
You’re most welcome. You really got a brilliant eye for nature x
Hope you’re enjoying yourself. It’s a beautiful place to visit. Similar to Santorini is Mykonos. If you want to get away from the touristy areas, try Tinos. A lot of small towns and villages to explore. 🙂
I have been to Tinos, Naxos, Delos, Crete and Mykonos in a prior trip and I agree with you! The nice part about traveling the islands in March is that the tourists haven’t arrived yet, and the popular islands aren’t crowded.
Have many relatives (by marriage) on Tinos and Andros, living in the small towns away from touristy areas. Every once in awhile they ask when we’ll visit. You’re visiting at the right time. Continued good travels. 🙂
Egats- it’s so lovely and I’ve got to get that on our travel list! Have FUN! Wear Sunscreen!
Come to Greece Wendy! You will love it~
Great post–definitely a magical place
Magical indeed & thanks much!
Wow- this looks stunning!!!
Thank you! It truly is entirely unique~
Seaside Santorini is really lovely! 🙂
Perfect place to relax and give yourself some TLC!
Sooo schöne Fotos – Santorin muss wunderschön sein!
Danke Michael Wir vermieten ein Auto und fahren um das Elsass und Deutschland für den nächsten Monat! Der Verkehr in der Nähe von Sttugart schockierte uns gestern. Es war wie Los Angeles! Haben Sie ein tolles Wochenende ~
Ja – bei Stuttgart ist immer die Hölle los mit dem Verkehr. Wir wohnen ca. 70 Km entfernt – bei Schwäbisch-Hall (ein sehr gut erhaltenes mittelalterliches Städtchen).
Wenn ihr noch in der Nähe seid, würde ich mich freuen, wenn ihr euch meldet.
Das Elsass ist toll. Früher waren wir da oft im Urlaub – wohnten bei einem Winzer in Mittelbergheim.
Hallo Cindy, hab gerade einen Kommentar geschrieben – aber ich glaube, der ist im Spam gelandet. … ich hoffe, das hier kommt durch.
I love the combination of the blues and whites; they go naturally hand in hand.
They do don’t they! So lovely & fresh looking. Happy Friday~
Thank you – you too even if it’s too late!
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OOPS! This is the place that looks cleaner than my apartment! Good grief, how do I manage to post comments under the wrong posts? Just a knack I guess. LOL! Happy trails, dear friend!
Laughing! You could never match my truly wonderful typos!!!
Glad you visited Greece too,hope you gathered plenty of Apollonian light and that you enjoyed your stay in the “Gem of the Aegean Archipelagos.Friendly greetings to you from a WP outsider, at the moment … 🙂
I still have much more to post on your stunningly beautiful Greece, so please stay tuned. Sorry to hear you are a wp outsider but hope it is only temporary. Hopefully wp is being good to you. We want you here! <3
Thank you,dear Cindy!Yes,WP has always been good to me;simply,my spare time was and still is so limited.My dream is to come back and start posting again.Glad to see you responded to my comment.Best wishes to you and your family.Looking forward to your future Greece-related posts 🙂 ♥
I look very much forward to your return to blogging and am so happy you touched base. Hugs to you~
Can’t thank you enough for your encouraging words,dear Cindy 🙂 Loads of spring hugs back to you <3
Visa versa 2UX2!
brought back memories of my days in beautiful Greece. the pictures are absolutely beautiful!
So happy they triggered good memories for you & cheers to you!
Thank you Cindy!
I bet you need to wear sunglasses around all those white buildings in the glaring sunlight! Those are two such dear sweet donkeys. It looks lovely there.
I think we should have donkeys at The Holler. I really do. They chase off coyotes and would protect the quail. Besides, I love donkeys. <3
Happy everyday! <3
Greece. So photogenic! I have only been to Crete, twice, but so beautiful.
I will be posting more photos of gorgeous Greece. I am behind, but you are right, it is amazingly photogenic~
Such happy, long ago days for me, Cindy. 🙂 It’s hardly changed, except for the cruise ships.
Mykonos is mobbed now too in summer, but empty and peaceful in early March. We were lucky to see Santorini off cruise ship season!
Thank you for the like Cindy. 🙂
these are gorgeous, Cindy. Thank you for the like. 🙂
Such a dreamy place to be! <3
Yes, it is justifiably famous!
So true 🙂