When is the best time to visit Santorini?
Santorini is a marvellous destination for all seasons! Depending on your interests, you will be able to find a wide range of activities and things to do on this beautiful island throughout the year.
Spring is the season that turns the barren volcanic landscape of the island into a dreamy place, full of colourful wildflowers and beautiful small bushes. Hiking along the its numerous paths, visiting a traditional winery and going for an early swim in the crystal-clear sea are only some of the things you can do on the island during the spring. Spending Easter in Santorini is also a once-in-a-lifetime experience you shouldn’t miss.
Summer is the season that the island becomes more vibrant and crowded than any other time of year! Thousands of people visit it so as to enjoy the sunny weather, explore its stunning beaches and watch the mesmerizing Santorini sunset. A number of festivities and cultural events take place on the island during the summer season, promising to take your vacation up a notch.
Autumn is actually an extended version of the preceding summer. Temperatures continue to be mild and pleasant until late October, allowing visitors to enjoy the same activities as in the summer months – minus the crowds.
The winter months are Santorini’s low tourist season. Only a few people visit it during this time of the year and some businesses, hotels and restaurants might be closed. However, winter is actually the time to visit the island if you are a nature lover. You will be able to discover the most mysterious and dramatic side of Santorini, admire its wild natural beauty and enjoy the scenic serenity, while hearing the lapping waves and the whispers of wind.