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Altea: The Santorini of Spain

September 12, 2017

White washed houses, flowers dotting the view, iconic blue domed roofs, gorgeous ocean views…

Sounds like Santorini, Greece, doesn’t it? I couldn’t fault you for thinking that you were in the Aegean’s most famous island, because it’s almost a spitting image of the place, but no – Altea, Spain isn’t anywhere near Santorini. In fact, the only way to tell the two apart is the style of architecture.

Altea: The Santorini of Spain

Altea is located on the Southern coast of Spain, on the region known as Costa Blanca. It’s situated near the cities of Calpe and Benidorm, and makes for a great day trip.

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The town is divided into a new and old neighborhood. While the new town may have more amenities, the more picturesque part of the town is the Old Town.

Altea: The Santorini of Spain

Unlike other tourist sites, Altea Old Town doesn’t have a list of things you need to rush to do in order to feel like you’ve properly “done” Altea. Instead, it’s worth your while to simply wander around the winding streets, snapping photos and enjoying the warm Mediterranean breeze.

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There are many small shops along the little streets, selling goodies and trinkets. Window shopping is one of the best things to do in Altea.

Altea: The Santorini of Spain

There are also quite a few restaurants, which all serve delicious food and offer delectable views.

Altea: The Santorini of Spain

Altea, like Santorini, has an iconic church with blue domed roof. If you are looking for it, it’s called La Mare de Déu del Consol.

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And because pictures say a thousand words, here are a few more pics of the gorgeous Altea.

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All in all, Altea is a stunning town and you really need to add it to your bucket list.

Have you ever been to Altea? Are you planning to go? Leave your thoughts in the comments below!

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  • Wow, it does look like Santorini, though it looks like it has it’s own style too! It’s look really picturesque, a great place to chill and take in the scenes. That photo of you walking down the hill is 🔥
    Maya Not Mya

    • Thank you Maya, I’m glad you like the pictures!

  • Such a pretty place 🔆

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