20 Gorgeous Gates of Santorini

Santorini is obviously one of those top of the bucket list, all over Instagram, beautiful destination-esque places that really is as incredible as it looks on all the heavily filtered, professionally shot Instagram photos it features on so frequently. In Europe it is one of the most Instagrammed places (after Paris, London, Amsterdam and Berlin), which for a very small island says a lot.

 

Gates of Santorini

 

I recently got some really positive feedback and comments (thanks guyssss) on my Instagram photos of Newcastle post, so every Wednesday I’m going to share a new photo blog, a bit of a throwback to my old ways of posting. For this post, I’m picking out a different eye candy from the usual white buildings and blue rooftops that we see so much. What I noticed on my trip were all the tiny, gorgeous gates of Santorini that were everywhere! Nearly every restaurant, spa, local home and even the hotels used gates as a welcome and first impression to the cliff side treasures they held beyond the gate.

 

Gates of Santorini

 

Some of them appeared to lead to nowhere but the sea…

 

Gates of Santorini

 

Hotels were almost trying to have the smallest gate possible, it seemed the most expensive and luxurious hotels could be spotted by how small their gate was, rather than elaborate grand ones.

 

Gates of Santorini

 

Locals would decorate them and shops would drape their hand painted crafts as displays…

 

Gates of Santorini

 

Hotels and restaurants were recognisable by their gate front.

 

Gates of Santorini

Gates of Santorini

 

I think this was the oldest one I found, it hadn’t had any maintenance in a while but it’s still very charming.

 

Gates of Santorini

 

Even the spas down side alleys could be spotted by theirs, colour matched to their theme.

 

Gates of Santorini

 

There were gates where you didnt even need a gate!

 

Gates of Santorini

 

This one was built on to the side of a restaurant, and decorated with potted plants.

 

Gates of Santorini

Gates of Santorini

Gates of Santorini

 

I really loved this locals house, it had the oldest rustic looking gate in Oia, no expense spared!

 

Gates of Santorini

 

Another photo post coming next week.

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Gates of Santorini

Gates of Santorini

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