Santorini Dave

Home › About the Team

Santorini Dave and his family with Santorini in the background.

  • I’m Santorini Dave. I was born in Canada; currently live in Seattle; and love to explore, blog, and help people travel. I’m on twitter. My email is
  • All content on our site is created by me and the rest of the Santorini Dave team. We’re a small crew of writers, mapmakers, and researchers on a mission to deliver the most helpful travel content on the internet.
  • We specialize in Santorini, Mykonos, Athens, and Greece and recommend the best hotels, best neighborhoods, and best family hotels in top destinations around the world.
  • The Santorini Dave website has a five-star rating with readers.
  • We also publish BaliDave and MexicoDave.
  • If you’re having trouble falling asleep, read about our privacy policy and affiliate disclosures.
  • “Love truth, but pardon error.” -Voltaire

The SD Team

Anne O’Neill

Santorini & Greece Expert.

Anne has extensive firsthand experience with Santorini, Mykonos, Athens, Delphi, Meteora, Nafplio, Florence, Venice, and Paris. Favorites: Athens, Hydra, and Monemvasia.

Lindsey Walker

Santorini, Mykonos, & Greece Expert.

Lindsey has extensive firsthand experience with Crete, Santorini, Mykonos, Naxos, Paros, Milos, Athens, Rome, Florence, Venice, the Amalfi Coast, Barcelona, London, Paris, and Amsterdam. Mexico, United States, and parts of Asia too. Favorites: Naxos, Milos, and Athens.

Dawn Shepard

Santorini expert researcher.

Dawn is a master map maker. She’s mapped almost every Santorini hotel, town, and landmark and top cities throughout Europe, North America, and Asia. Favorites: Athens and Santorini.

Making The World A Better Place

Santorini Dave is an official partner of GiveDirectly.
Santorini Dave is an official partner of GiveDirectly. For every stayed hotel booking made through my site, I donate $5 to that wonderful charity. GiveDirectly makes cash transfers directly to people living in extreme poverty (usually in Kenya and Uganda).

Total I’ve donated to GiveDirectly: $766,490 (since 2019)

Here’s more info about my donations.

I’m hoping Santorini Dave will continue to grow and my contribution to a great cause will be able to increase.

About Santorini Dave

Santorini Dave Santorini Dave was started in 2011 by a guy who loves Greece and Europe, travel and great hotels. We're now a small team of writers and researchers dedicated to providing the best travel content on the internet. We focus on Santorini, Mykonos, Athens, and Greece, offering recommendations for top hotels, neighborhoods, and family-friendly hotels worldwide. Dave can be contacted at