Santorini Boat Trip

A boat trip at the end of a holiday is always a good idea.

You’re tanned enough to deal with the sunshine, you’re relaxed enough to enjoy yourself properly, and chances are you’re ready to get out for a new adventure.

When you’re on an island it’s not just a good idea, it’s practically compulsory.

We sunscreened ourselves within an inch of our lives, pulled on swimsuits, hats, and off we went.

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Polkadot playsuit // Straw hat // Gold sandals

Ready for the high seas!

The boat launched from a rather rough Amoudi Bay.

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We clambered on, holding tight to the arms of the crew before arranging ourselves on the top deck.

Soon we were out sailing past little coves, cavernous rock formations and seaside taverns.

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Beach cover up

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Striped playsuit

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Striped bikini top / bottoms

A particular favourite because it stays up with the neck undone, so no tan lines! If you’re looking for a supportive bikini that’s not uncomfortable this is the ultimate.

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We pulled into the famous hot springs.

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And arrived at just about the same time as every other boat trip in the area.

The crowds, combined with the wafts of sulfur and our captain’s insistence that the “hot in hot springs was more of a “slightly warm”, we stretched out on deck and watched from a far.

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Soon we set sail and headed on.

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Rocking with the waves, snoozing in the sunshine and sipping on iced spritzers.

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We were treated to a glimpse of our little town from the sea, and mermaid bay from a distance.

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You couldn’t keep us out of the water for long!

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Val and I raced over to do something we’d wanted to since we arrived.

Jump off a church!

Well, one specific church…

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Cut from the side of a rock in the sea, this particular church had been calling to us all week!

We took a run up, looked at each other, said a final “I love you!” and jumped.

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It may not look like much from here, but it felt like a very long time to be falling!

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We swam back to the boat for lunch.

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Which we snoozed off all the way home.

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We dressed up for our last supper, and took a couple of happy snaps before we left our little pearl of a hotel.

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Striped wrap dress

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Silk jumpsuit (on sale!)

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We headed back down into Amoudi bay.

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All the way through to Sunset Taverna, which had become our firm favourite.

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We toasted the most dreamy of weeks.

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With cold local wine.

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And tucked into a nibbly sharing feast.

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Tzatziki and taramasalta (the best we had on the island).

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The best octopus of the trip.

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By far the best shrimp saganaki. (Try this recipe, you’ll never look back!)

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Fried courgettes.

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And maybe one or two more carafes of wine once the sun had dipped into the sea.

We chattered away like we hadn’t seen each other in years, never mind the fact we’d spent every second of the last week together!

We watched the stars twinkle into existence and the moon rise over the ocean.

The air cooled, the restaurants emptied and we were finally shooed away so they could pack away our chairs.

The holiday was over. Time to head to bed and home the next morning.

As the old saying goes, our tans will fade but (with any luck) the memories will last forever.

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  • Wow everything you wear is absolutely gorgeous! I especially love the polka dot playsuit in the first photo. Amazing pictures too, love how the sun shone through the wine glasses, beautiful post looks like a magical trip. Thanks for sharing x

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  • Sheridan Grady

    Ahh this looks so unbelievably dreamy!! Making me so excited to go on holiday now!! xx

  • Cate Cruse

    I went to Santorini recently, swam in the hot springs and whilst it was amazing, it TOTALLY ruined my bikini, so you did the right thing by saving your (much more gorgeous) one! xxx

    The perks of being a hipster โ€“ Glastonbury 2016

  • It looks like so much fun! X

  • Great stories never ends . . . It goes beyond our imaginations to leave an impression of a great smile of enjoyment … Yasss, something as a loving friendship travels far beyond a glass of wine . . . Just as parfait as this story post! C’est magnifique! ๐Ÿ™‚

    La Bijoux Bella | by mia

  • Athena Politou

    I love how your outfits are always in perfect harmony with the environment!

  • Sophie

    Sounds like you all had the most amazing time! It’s making me really excited about going on holiday! You all look beautiful in your pictures ๐Ÿ™‚ Sophie x

  • What a dreamy holiday! I can vouch for the shrimp saganaki, It is now a regular in our house! You and the ladies looking absolutely beautiful as always. Immy x

  • I love that your photos are always taken from a special and creative and interesting angel. I like reading what you write as well. It makes me relaxed.

  • Love your beach wear Rosie. I ordered the Topshop striped wrap dress after seeing it on your instagram & am so pleased with it – thanks for the inspiration!!
    Hugs Adele xoxo

  • Rach

    Wow so stunning! Your polka dot playsuit is adorable!! Your trip makes me excited to plan for my next trip!

  • Well this has made me very excited for my beach holiday next week!

  • Tarni

    Loving that striped playsuit.. These pictures are making me want to travel so badly argghhhh!! Love this post x

  • The photos of the striped wrap dress and the silk playsuit are fantastic!! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

  • Such a perfect girls holiday!

  • Oh wow !!! These photographs are breathtakingly beautiful ! What a lovely trip and all your outfits are super cute.

    i also don’t like tan lines, so anything strapless or with removable straps works for me. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Your blog is turning into a holiday catalogue for me! I also don’t think I’ll ever be stuck on what clothes to buy for a holiday or the summer either ever again!

    Splendid post and beautiful photographs are per usual.

    G x

  • This is what I call living the dream life ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • These photos look amazing! Your travel posts are the best! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Milly

    Such gorgeous pictures! Need to book me a flight now! Do you and Tania work together now? Seems she may be your photographer or something, the photos are all gorgeous if she is! x

  • The boat you were on looks beautiful! I totally agree that it’s a necessity when on holiday!

    The Leach Life |

  • Anonymous

    That first picture of Valentina in the jumpsuit is beyond stunning. Editorial-level.

  • Isabelle Hawker

    Love the bikini – looks great on you. And wonderful diving style!! Pictures looks super beautiful and boat trips really are the best way explore Greek islands – very jel!

    Isabelle xoxo

  • These are really really nice photos! I just wish I could eat some of this delicious looking food (damn food intolerances!)

  • HeyCourtneyRae

    What camera do you use? I know you did a post about it but I cant find it!

  • Such a lovely blog post like usual Rosie! The food looks absolutely incredible and has made me want to go to Santorini even more. I hope one day I can create content as incredible as you do on my blog
    Keep doing what you’re doing! xx

  • Jen

    The water is actually sparkling! And your red/white/blue/striped dress is stunning. x

    Jen | affecionada

  • I love that polka dot playsuit and that striped dress. Perfect for what looks like a fantastic trip!

  • Oooh this looks so perfect, I’m craving a boat trip right now! And that striped dress looks heavenly on you, Rosie! xx


  • Amellia Mae

    This looks so beautiful. Your pictures are look like they’re out of vogue. Just stunning. I can feel the wanderlust bubbling up inside me.

  • CharlotteRoseKirby
  • Victoria

    Major holiday envy <3



  • Kate

    Fabulous photos! The meal at the end had my mouth watering- although I have to say that table looks perilously close to the water’s edge! Not sure I would trust myself sitting there after all those carafes of wine! X

    Kate Louise Blogs

  • Lucy Birchall

    Valentina looks amazing in the shots of her in the silk jumpsuit! So chic, it’s like something from a magazine.
    I’ve been sending your Santorini posts to my boyfriend over the past week as another nudge nudge he needs to take me to Greece! I’m think a last minute deal in September, when the holidays are over, a little more peaceful, or wishful thinking?! It looks so so beautiful!

    She’s So Lucy // Health, Wellness & Beauty

  • This is giving me serious wanderlust and food envy in one! And the image of Valentina in her turquoise jumpsuit is seriously bomb!
    x Mila

  • Simply stunning! And that shot of your friend in that jumpsuit!!!!! Wouldn’t look a tad out of place in a fashion mag, well done!

  • Girl With Goals

    Suddenly regretting my decision to stay in the UK for the rest of the year…

    Maybe a little trip to Santorini won’t hurt…

  • Your swim suit is so pretty and that striped wrap dress is everything!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

  • Jenna

    Which boat tour did you go on!? I will be there this week!

  • I agree that a sailing trip is a must in the Greek islands! We went on one when we were in Naxos, and it was a highlight of the trip!

  • What a fab time! That dress looks great on you! And I would LOVE to sit at that table right by the water at sunset. Dream life!

  • Absolutely LOVE these shots, it looks amazing there.

    Mel x

  • Effie

    Could you lease share details of boat hire? Xx

  • Santorini is a must for me! The Mister and I just got back from a yachting trip through the British Virgin Islands and are keen to do another one ASAP! We’re thinking just the 2 of us in Greece this time rather than 8 of us in the BVIs (though it was sensational!)

    Laura @

  • What an amazing holiday – and the pics of you and Val are unreal!!! Beaut outfits. Lots of love, Andrea xxx

    Andrea’s Passions

  • Adrianna

    Hi Rosie, what boat trip was this and what company did you arrange it with? We are going to Santorini on July 5th and would love to replicate this trip!