Guys, I’m really struggling with getting motivated today. My energy is at a serious low. I could curl up and go back to sleep even though I just got up. I’m forcing myself to stick with it for a little while though. I know that I need to get some work done and well quite frankly I just don’t want to sleep the day away. I’m going to share with you a few pics from our time in Santorini today. We’ll start with a trip to the right of Oia. I’ll admit it was mostly tourist shops and the like up there, but we were able to get some really great shots I think.
The eye was continually seen around the island. You could buy it as souvenirs or it was just part of the architecture. It is to protect you against the evil eye. The evil eye is a malevolent glare cast upon someone usually when they aren’t paying attention so you always want to be kept safe from its effects.
The blue and white are common colors around Greece. This dates back to the days of the Ottoman Empire. The Greeks were not allowed to fly their blue and white flag so as an act of defiance they painted their houses white and their roofs blue. I assumed the entire time that we were in Greece that it was an act of national pride, but it was only just confirmed for me today! It made the most sense really though. I did not realize though that previously the houses hadn’t been painted at all. I had assumed that maybe white was always their color and the roofs were just painted, because I assumed the white protected from some of that summer heat. I guess though not painting them makes sense too since there were so many pirate raids during that era and not painting them would allow them to blend in. Another answer to the question though was that the houses are not painted they are white washed and that white cools more effectively. I think both stories are very feasible, but I had really thought the first one to be true just based on my natural deduction.
Plus if you ask me the colors just make my hubs look even handsomer! Oh yeah insert the cheese now. I’m not exactly known for doling out the cheese, but it is a little fun. Plus my mom used to always get mad when I would take photos of trips with no people in them. I was like well I had to be there to take the photos, didn’t I? Plus, I hate asking random strangers to take it for me.
This is one of over 250 churches on the island of Santorini. It was a pleasant noise to listen to the call to church on Sunday morning from our balcony. The bells ringing as we ate our breakfast and watched all of town migrate in that direction. These churches are also frequented by people looking for a destination wedding! The Greek Orthodox Church plays an important role in Greek culture and they have festivals to celebrate each part of the year. We were able to visit one such festival while we were there although we were unable to stay too late. I was exhausted!
We were able to see many things while honeymooning in Santorini, Greece, and I can’t wait to share the other half of Oia with you tomorrow. Also, I will share my tips for honeymooning in Santorini, Greece with you this week as I know that there are a lot of things to consider that I hadn’t thought of before our trip! Here’s to hoping you’ll enjoy any honeymoon or trip to Santorini.