Oia Santorini is a personal/public blog about the adventures, trials & tribulations, sheer joy, wonder, frustration, inspiration and self discovery involved in living in a renovated cave house on the cliffs of Oia – Santorini.
In the words of Talking Heads….”how did I get here?”
The search for a house on Santorini begun 20 years ago (long search I hear you say….). Good things take time though and whilst 20 years maybe a little too long for most people it wasn’t for me. When you know what you want….when you have an image in your mind that’s so clear you can almost touch it….then you keep looking till you find it. Most people give up. Most people only dream about it. Most people lock an image in their minds and use it for “mental travel” only. For me it was a magnificent obsession that finally resulted in finding 2 abandoned caves on the cliffs of Oia. About six years ago we moved into the cave house (my wife and I, four children and our black lab “Rex”).
Part of this blog will be a visual/text diary of how these caves were slowly, painfully and lovingly restored. Other parts will be guides to this unique island, the pleasures of an Aegean Lifestyle… photos of our picturesque little village (you really couldn’t take a bad photo in Oia if you tried). Parts of this blog will also be encouragement for all those who have always wanted to live in the place of their dreams….but have never quite managed to “make the leap”. It will also be a guide to local food & wine, island life & architecture, art, history and hopefully inspiration for those still in “mental travel” mode. I hope you enjoy it and leave your thoughts, comments & questions each time you visit.
Wave from the cave ;-)
PS: The original version of this page was accidentally deleted (don’t ask how) and along with it went all the lovely comments and good wishes from the many visitors to this blog. It made me very sad when I realised that they were all gone, however the new page is up and running and is as close to the old page as I can remember it. I hope you continue to leave your thoughts and comments whenever you visit, they are very much appreciated ;-)