Best time to visit Santorini

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Santorini

Best time of year to visit Santorini

Choose early autumn as the best time to visit Santorini when the crowds are scarce. Beach season on the island runs from May through late October, but August is the busiest. September and October bring relief from crowds and perfect mild weather. Climate cools a little in autumn, and this is when the Ifestia Festival takes place. Money saving will be possible in low season from November through March.
The period from April to May is a good time for sightseeing and hiking. You can also try donkey ride and taste outstanding Santorini white aubergines and cherry tomatoes with the beginning of summer. And don't forget about breathtaking Santorini sunsets anytime except winter months.

10 THINGS TO DO IN SANTORINI (AUGUST 15 - AUGUST 24)

Breathtaking Sunsets

Breathtaking Sunsets

mid-February–October  • nature

One of the most famous features of Santorini is its sunset

Fuchsia Bougainvillea Bloom

Fuchsia Bougainvillea Bloom

April–late October  • nature

The bloom of these flowers are considered to be Santorini's trademark

Octopus Season

Octopus Season

August–October  • food

Santorini boasts to be a seafood destination, and offers octopus dishes with its own unique flavour

Wine Making Season

Wine Making Season

mid-August–September • activity

Santorini boasts best wine production on Cyclades

Nea Kameni

Nea Kameni

April–October • activity

A prominent volcano and hot springs above the caldera is a unique experience that Santorini offers !

Summer Coffee (Frappe)

Summer Coffee (Frappe)

May–September • food

Solving the biggest summer struggle of coffee lovers since 1957

Santorini Cherry Tomatoes

Santorini Cherry Tomatoes

June–August  • food

A unique summer delight gives you the most tasty food experience

Fruit Season

Fruit Season

May–October • food

Hot greek summers would be incomplete without a juicy fruit plate

Donkey Ride

Donkey Ride

April–October • activity

Riding donkeys is a big tourist attraction that has raised questions of danger and cruelty

White Aubergine

White Aubergine

June–August • food

The sweet in taste eggplant of Santorini

8 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

Ifestia Festival

Ifestia Festival

out of rangeSeptember 21, 2024 • event

The festival is entirely dedicated to the volcano eruption that changed the landscape of Santorini forever in the mid-second millennium BCE

Greek Orthodox Easter & Holy Week

Greek Orthodox Easter & Holy Week

out of rangeApril 28–May 5, 2024 • event

Santorini is the right place to see the most authentic and spiritual Greek traditions

Melitinia

Melitinia

out of rangeMay 2–5, 2024 • food

Traditional Greek Easter sweets that originated from Santorini

Whitewashing Houses

Whitewashing Houses

out of rangeApril • activity

Watch the locals paint their iconic houses white and blue every spring

Baklava

Baklava

out of rangeDecember 25 • food

A sweet traditional dish reserved for special occasions

Kourampiedes (Kourabiethes)—Greek Christmas Butter Cookies

Kourampiedes (Kourabiethes)—Greek Christmas Butter Cookies

out of rangeearly December–early January • food

During Christmas vacation in Greece, try these delicious traditional butter cookies which look like small snowballs

Caper Harvest

Caper Harvest

out of rangelate May–early June • food

Capers are the iconic food of Cyclades, including Santorini

New Year's Eve

New Year's Eve

out of rangeDecember 31 • event

A natural wonder in the southern Aegean Sea is a perfect spot for a quiet NYE celebration

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