I love going on vacation, but it always feels like vacation except when I’m visiting Santorini, Greece. A place I feel at home the minute I step foot on the island. As we walked to town today I tried to grasp the reason why.
Is it the food? My mouth is in heaven with every bite from the cheeses to the olives and wine. Last night we had a tapas style dinner with small plates of my favorite Greek food and I felt like I was walking on clouds.
Then I asked myself is it the people? The people are so nice and you make friends for a lifetime. After having a conversation with the owner of the place we are staying at Sensyo I felt like I was catching up with an old friend. And, as we walked along the street heading to town I heard Roy shout ‘Michael’ and sure enough it was our wedding planner from five years ago. We were greeted with a hug and a promise for dinner later this week.
Then I asked myself is it the scenery? The white stone houses with the beautiful blue sea can take your breath away.
Finally, I think Is it in my blood? After all, my grandparents came from Greece to America and maybe I just inherited their likes. As we approached the cave studio we are staying in, I realized it’s a little bit of everything. Whether you have Greek blood or you just stumble upon this magical island by chance you feel at home and you want to return for a lifetime.