Santorini, Greece Part 1


Hi Everyone, πŸ™‚

I am sharing part 1 of our stay in Santorini. We stayed at the Katikies Hotel in Oia Santorini. It is the dreamiest hotel that we have ever stayed at. The gorgeous infinity pool (that I refused to come out of :P), the overview of the sea side and the prettiest white area of Oia…it was just too beautiful. I’d say it was an experience in itself and if you can, you must do it. πŸ™‚ PS : So many wedding photoshoots happening over there. Incase you are getting married soon, you could totally do it. It was so pretty that I wanted to get married to Sanjeev again. πŸ˜€

We reached Santorini somewhere in afternoon so we decided to chill out by the pool etc. The next day we did a gorgeous but very tough trail from Oia to Fira. It is a hiking trail that goes right up and through the rocky mountains with the sea on the side. Being a fitness freak that I have become, I certainly wanted to do it, but my darling hubs did it for me. Awwww!! :)) It was stunning but very tasking.

We returned that afternoon to the hotel, chilled by the pool side (again πŸ˜› ) and went out for dinner to a very cute restaurant. Hope you enjoy the pics. Can’t wait to share some stuuuning pics in Part 2 of our Santorini trip veryy soon. I loveee you.Β . πŸ™‚

Also, don’t forget to follow me on Facebook and Insta for day to day updates on the trip. πŸ™‚Β 

the first view of Santorini from our hotel
the first view of Santorini from our hotel
the colorful pastel shades of Santorini
the colorful pastel shades of Santorini
the whitewashed island!
the whitewashed island!
Stairway to heaven, quite literally! : D (katekis)
Stairway to heaven, quite literally! : D (katikies)
Our room at katekis
Our room at katikies
our dreamy bathroom. This did not have a door. : D
our dreamy bathroom. This did not have a door. : D
I never wanted to get out of this pool. : P
I never wanted to get out of this pool. : P
first meal
first meal
Fav place in the hotel!
Fav place in the hotel!
the lavish breakfasts one day after the other!
the lavish breakfasts one day after the other!
you take this way to the castle to catch the sunset : )
you take this way to the castle to catch the sunset : )
little church we found in oia the other day. So many wedding shoots were going on out here. : )
little church we found in oia the other day. So many wedding shoots were going on out here. : )
the little gems you find on your way!
the little gems you find on your way!
embracing every bit of nature with open arms! : )
embracing every bit of nature with open arms! : )
Quite a dangerous thing I did. There is sea and rocks right at my feet. But sometimes you gotta take the risks : D


could I please pack these doors and bring them home with me. So dreamy! : )
could I please pack these doors and bring them home with me. So dreamy! : )
keep walking but stop a bit to gather the beauty in your heart!
keep walking but stop a bit to gather the beauty in your heart!
Keep walking!!
Keep walking!!
there is beauty everywhere...
there is beauty everywhere…
the excitement of reaching on top!
the excitement of reaching on top!
Free hugs! : D
Free hugs! : D
The magical doors of Santorini
The magical doors of Santorini

And this is what I wore that evening for dinner. :))

santorini-photoshoot santorini-fashion D84A1932 D84A1950 D84A1925 katekis-hotel-santorini-greece D84A1988 D84A1961 D84A2001

Had dinner at this cute restaurant every evening!
Had dinner at this cute restaurant every evening!
roast chicken for Sanj!
roast chicken for Sanj!
this view! Sigh!
this view! Sigh!

Trail outfit (all Nike)
Evening Outfit :
Dress, jacket : BSB (greece)
Shoes : Mango
Bag : Celine
Lipstick : NARS Michiyo

Greece : Delphi, Meteora
Acropolis – Athens, Greece

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56 Responses to Santorini, Greece Part 1

  1. Nashi says:

    Stunning!!!!!in luv with ur pics…u actually took us with u….we get such a great glimpse…Thannku πŸ™‚

  2. vandana says:

    Hi Rati,
    I cant decide who is more beautiful and gorgeous between you and greece. But surely your beauty is more captivating then greece. Mind blowing pics rati

  3. neha says:

    You look beauutifful! the color the lighting the surrounding and you! just perfect

  4. Parminder Kaur says:


  5. jomol says:

    Rati -first let me say this – I was ogling at your pics – you are looking so beautiful in that yellow dress :* :* Second, how is everything so beautifully white in Santorini – white has never looked so beautiful before and not a dot of dirt!!!! That pool – sigh!!!!!

    Also, Sanjeevji, please don’t post chicky pics *hmm* awesome shots of Santorini waise!

    Rati – perfect frame in those nike thingies πŸ˜›

    • Rati says:

      hehehhe sanjeev is eating chicken everywhere. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ The only sad part is then i dont get to share it. grrrr…. Thank you. all credits goes to him for making the place look so pretty!! :))

      Thankooo jomo. i miss you. :-*

  6. rakhi says:

    Beautiful would just be an understatement for both you and Santorini.
    Such brilliant captures πŸ™‚
    Thank you Rati, my wanderlust has hit me hard now..

  7. vini says:

    First pic jus wow you seems like bollywood diva in that yellow dress .. white symbolise peace I guess .. so hope you having very relaxing time dere … every pic perfectly captured ..

  8. Vani says:

    Stunning!! The pics are awesome… Especially I need to say about the colours… White, mild blue, mild orange with small black…fabulous combination…

    And the places looks so romantic…the pool.. Omg!!!
    Best place to have a honeymoon trip… So romantic so relaxing I hope…

  9. Vidhya says:

    Rati u are looking so pretty in the yellow dress. Looking at the place and the way you have dressed up, i cant stop myself from remembering the song ‘tauba tumahre ye ishaare’ from chalte chalte movie….

  10. Nandini says:

    Loving Greece through your pics!! I think Europe is magical. What’s Greek food like? I love your dinner outfit, perfect for that sunny bright atmosphere of your hotel! And quaint little restaurants like that are my special weakness. Hee. :* :*

    • Rati says:

      greek food is yum!! pretty healthy as well. :)) thank you so much. i know these cute restaurants are just about everything. πŸ˜€

  11. Bee says:

    absolutely stunning Rati…. Greece and Venice are in my dreams since so long πŸ˜€
    loved the dress on you :*

  12. Manaswini says:

    Stunning!! Both Santorini and you!! Ok, you a little bit more πŸ™‚ .. There are so many Bollywood songs which have been picturised in Santorini and you are looking no less than a Bollywood heroine yourself… Beautiful indeed!!

  13. Devie says:

    Beautiful pics…and such a pretty dress. You look lovely! Also, “Meherban” ( from Bang Bang) was totally playing in my head as I went through the pics πŸ˜›

    • Rati says:

      haha!! thanks a ton, D. πŸ˜€ I just googled and i saw infinity pool. could be shot here in santorini! πŸ˜€

  14. Tanvi says:

    Lovely shots Rati! You look beautiful in that scenery πŸ™‚

  15. Aditi says:

    Wowww!! This is so dreamy and magical! You look equally gorgeous and dreamy as Greece…loved all the pictures! Loads of love… πŸ™‚ :*

    xx Aditi
    Diary of a Cusp

  16. Sucharita says:

    you look soooo dreamy. And the pictures are captured so so well. You make me wanna go to that place like right now πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  17. Niti says:

    Hey Rati, ive been following your blogs from a few months now and i am already obsessed with you.
    You are gorgeoussssssssssssssssssssss.

    Confession: I have a a girl crush on you. Lol. I can not stop looking at these amazingly captured shots again and again.

    And I am sooo in love with all of your outfits. I always try to break from my usual casual dressing style but I always resist from that change. πŸ™
    Yours is the kind of style I’ve always wanted to adapt.

    Anyways I hope you enjoy your trips and keep us posted with these beautiful virtual holidays. πŸ˜€

    • Rati says:

      awww thank you niti. :)) i think once you try out new things you get used to it. it would be a nice change. give a try! :))

      Will post more pics soon! πŸ™‚

      BIG HUGSSSSS!!! :))

  18. Pavithra Dilip says:

    Oh My God! Rati…. you are such a fashion icon man! I have been a very silent reader of IMBB and Faux Pas and I always wait to see your outfit posts! And my my…. your dinner outfit is jus gorgeous. Love the way you pick and match clothes Rati! I would love to meet you in person and have a long chat Rati. Let me know if ever you come down to Chennai! And loved all your pictures Rati!

    • Rati says:

      awww thank yo pavithra! :)) i have never been to chennai except may be a flight stopover. would love to check it out sometime. thanks a ton once again! πŸ™‚

  19. gurpreet says:

    I went speechless again… such amazing pics you look no less than a star. the place looks like a beautiful dream and you are a pretty princess there..

  20. Pallavi says:

    You were looking awesome.. loved the first pic… the plave is like a fairy land.. a dreamy land… amazingly white.. how do they maintain :p Happy checking lovely photos of lovely gal at lovely place.. πŸ™‚

  21. Rashmi says:

    Loved you yellow outfit rati!! Its a great idea to be colored in the whilte surrounding!! M craving for a vacation so badly!!

  22. Shailja says:

    Breathtaking views… after seeing your photos even I want to go there πŸ™‚ You are looking stunning in your evening outfit ! Enjoy and have loads of fun

  23. Nisha says:

    You, the yellow dress, the white background, clean water. BEAUTY πŸ™‚

  24. parul tripathi says:

    Beautifully Clicked… You Are truly a diva…..In luv with pics .Hotes…Pool..n ur dresses… :

  25. coralcrue says:

    The pictures are so STUNNING!!!! The place looks like a dream, the architecture is fabulous and you, my dear, look like a professional model!!! Looks like you had an out-of-this world experience there πŸ™‚

  26. Juhi says:

    Hey Rati first of all you look great and how amazing is all this travel! We are planning a Greek Holiday next month and want your help. How did you travel from Athens to Mykonos to Santorini. Did you fly or take the ferry? We have a baby with us so want to plan accordingly. Thanks so much!

    • Sanjeev says:

      Hi Juhi,

      We took a ferry from Athens to Santorini, Santorini to Mykonos, and Mykonos to Athens (for our flight to Budapest). The first two ferries were normal small ferries and they were really tiring and we saw many persons vomitting because of the seasickness. The last ferry was by a company called Fastferries and they were amazing, just like a cruise ship. You’d barely feel the sea in them plus they are big and spacious with completely plush amenities.

      You can also take flights to all the places, in case you feel that the time taken by ferries is longer. But do note that you might be carrying a lot of luggage, and many flights, such as Ryan Air, KLM etc. make you pay for check-in baggages so you end up paying a lot compared with what you’d pay for a Ferry.

      • Juhi says:

        Thanks a lot Sanjeev….I ve had bad experiences with the local airlines in Europe and prefer the Eurorail myself most of the times. Are you saying the ferries do not charge extra for luggage?

  27. Such BEAUTIFUL pictures Rati β™₯ You look fab-tastic! πŸ˜€ Loooove these travel pics of yours! πŸ™‚

  28. Gayatri says:

    Hi Rati, Request you to please share how you take care with all the sun exposure.. Sunscreens and after sun treatments? Please let me know.. Planning to go to a beach destination for honeymoon. As much as I love the beach, I get really tanned! plz help

  29. Anku says:

    Hi Rati! Amazing look and great pics.. Would you advice how many days are sufficient to cover the trip to Santorini! We are also in plan to our holidays and your great clicks amazed me..

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