The final stop on our short trip to Santorini is the tiny village of Oia. It was our last night on the island and we arrived just in time for one of its famous sunsets. This is the place you picture in your head when you think of Greece – and the most photographed too! You’ll see its spectacular view sprinkled throughout postcards and magazines and it’s one of those places you have to see and experience for yourself. I had a very short list of things I wanted to do in Greece and walking around the village of Oia was one of them. It had been a long day (since we tried to cram in everything we could before we had to leave in the morning) and I admit that we were tired, but I still suggested that we take the 45 minute drive from our hotel in Kamari to see it. When we parked the car, everyone seemed content with watching the sunset over cocktails at a gorgeous outdoor bar we spotted on the outskirts of town. However, this was not what I had in mind when I suggested the trip to Oia. After a few sips of my cocktail, I knew that if I wanted to take advantage of this once in a lifetime opportunity, I had to branch out on my own. So I ventured out, with my camera in tow, and let my curiousity lead the way. All I can say is that I’m so glad I did! I took a lot of pictures, got lost in all the passageways and experienced one of the most stunning sunsets I have ever seen in my life in the company of strangers who gathered on rooftops, stairs, and passageways to do the same. When I look back at these pictures and remember the sights, sounds, smells and how incredibly alive I felt in those moments, I can’t help but shake my head and think…you almost missed this!