santorini series: aura marina.
serene santorini seclusion.
Looking for the perfect getaway in Santorini? Say hello to Aura Marina Apartments. Aura Marina is found in the beautiful town of Akrotiri. Guests make a short, winding drive up a cliff to find this hidden gem. Della was behind the wheel and had a difficult time focusing on the road with the captivating views all around our car.
Psst, once you reach the top (if Della can do it, anyone can) and locate the alluring apartments, you will never want to leave.
Upon arrival, Aura Marina’s lovely manager, Nike, greeted us with a smile. With plenty of knowledge about the island, she gave us a list of beautiful places to see and then led us to our apartment – we couldn’t contain our excitement.
Our traditional white apartment at Aura Marina was beautiful. There were three floors, which meant there was plenty of space for the two of us. The main floor was equipped with a full kitchen, bathroom and living area.
Right past the kitchen, there is a ladder that led us upstairs. Climb all the way up and enter an adorable lofted bedroom with a queen bed. Not only is it spacious and comfortable, but it also made us feel like we were little kids in a tree-house again.
On the main floor, you can also find stairs leading to the lower level of the apartment. The basement has a bedroom with two twin beds, a large closet and a vanity. This level was completed with another full bathroom.
The exterior is an essential piece to the perfect island vacation. Santorini has beautiful weather and views, which means you will want to be outside a majority of the time. Aura Marina proved that we could have a quiet, serene vacation without a reason to leave.
As we approached the apartment, we were welcomed with a private pool overlooking the sea. Yes, our own private pool on the deck. As you can imagine, we were happy travelers before we even opened the front door.
Another perk was the rooftop. This space is accessible through the lofted bedroom window. Whether you desire a place to enjoy a morning cup of coffee, catch some rays or watch a Caldera view sunset without other tourists, Aura Marina is your place to stay. We spent more time outside on the rooftop than we did inside, which we highly recommend. The breathtaking Santorini scenery painted us a different picture each day.