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Sebastian's Guide to Santorini

  • September 28, 2018

Warning! This blog may result in Wanderlust…

Recently, our Paediatric Specialist Sebastian and his girlfriend Clare just returned from a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the beautiful island of Santorini, Greece.  

Relocating to the UK and working for the NHS has endless advantages including the opportunity to train within the NHS, increased job stability, and the opportunity to receive a good source of income.

Another advantage and the purpose of today’s article is that living in the UK will provide you with the prospect of travelling to incredible European locations. There are 51 countries that belong to the diverse continent and home to some of the world’s most vibrant cities, iconic architecture and amazing art – all of which are on the UK’s doorstep.

Travel gives you time to relax and refresh, obtain new perspectives, the opportunity to meet new people and it is a fantastic stress buster!  

So, in this post, we wanted to take the opportunity to inspire you to relocate to the UK and travel to beautiful destinations like Santorini by sharing some amazing pictures from Sebastian’s holiday.


Santorini

Santorini is one of the Cyclades islands in the Aegean Sea and it is an island that will offer you sweeping ocean views, picture-perfect beaches, traditional Grecian architecture and fine dining.

Flights

  • London Heathrow – British Airways offers flights from May to October
  • London Gatwick and Manchester – EasyJet offers flights from April to October

Accommodation in Oia

Santa Maris Luxury Villa and Suites Hotel

Sebastian and Clare stayed in an exquisite hotel neatly tucked away from the centre of Oia. The hotel will offer you an authentic experience, with views overlooking the Aegean Sea and exclusive sunsets.


Sebastian’s Must-See Places

  • The Red Beach – Depending on how long you are visiting the island for, you may like to rent a car. This will allow you to visit the South of the Island, including the pre-historic town called Akrotiri. Here, you will find the red beach, a rare sight of an enormous volcanic rock situation in the sea next to dark blue waters.
  • Ancient Thira – Ancient Thira is an ancient city and home to Messa Vouno Mountain – the visit will offer you spectacular views, markets and historic ruins.
  • Fira – Fira is the capital of Santorini and it is a beautiful area that will offer you endless cafes, bars, restaurants and amazing views.

Sebastian’s Must-Do Activities

  • A boat trip – Exploring the island by boat will offer you a unique opportunity to see different towns and villages in all its diversity.
  • Visit the pre-historic towns and ancient sites – This will give you a chance to learn about both the island’s history and Ancient Greek history
  • Eat out at as many restaurants as possible – The food in Santorini is Mediterranean-Greek. You will find a great array of seafood and meats with the opportunity to try the islands finest-grown tomatoes, olives and wines.
  • Go on the cable cars in Fira – This is an absolute necessity! Giving you beautiful views across the whole island.
  • Plan to watch the sunset – Santorini sunsets are among the most sought-after phenomena in the world and so you should definitely make time to see the sun set in a variety of locations.

Thanks for reading! And remember to share your European adventures with us when you relocate to the UK!


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