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.

8 THINGS TO DO IN SANTORINI (APRIL 21 - APRIL 30)

Breathtaking Sunsets

Breathtaking Sunsets

mid-February–October  • nature

One of the most famous features of Santorini is its sunset

Greek Orthodox Easter & Holy Week

Greek Orthodox Easter & Holy Week

April 22–24, 2022 • event

Easter is one of the main Greek celebrations, and Santorini is the place to see the most authentic and spiritual traditions

Fuchsia Bougainvillea Bloom

Fuchsia Bougainvillea Bloom

April–late October  • nature

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

Beach Season

Beach Season

late April–late October  • activity

Santorini is a perfect summer destination, due to its beautiful scenery and wonderful crystal clear sea waters

Nea Kameni

Nea Kameni

April–October • activity

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

Sailing Season

Sailing Season

April–late October • activity

Sailing is possible all year round here, but most rentals stay open only for the summer season

Whitewashing Houses

Whitewashing Houses

April • activity

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

Donkey Ride

Donkey Ride

April–October • activity

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

17 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

Ifestia Festival

Ifestia Festival

on holdSeptember 18, 2021 • event

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

Octopus Season

Octopus Season

out of rangeAugust–October  • food

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

Wine Making Season

Wine Making Season

out of rangemid-August–September • activity

Santorini boasts best wine production on Cyclades

Summer Coffee (Frappe)

Summer Coffee (Frappe)

out of rangeMay–September • food

Solving the biggest summer struggle of coffee lovers since 1957

Santorini Cherry Tomatoes

Santorini Cherry Tomatoes

out of rangeJune–August  • food

A unique summer delight gives you the most tasty food experience

Red Bull Art of Motion

Red Bull Art of Motion

overOctober 7, 2017 • event

See the best athletes jumping and freerunning on the hot rooftops of Santorini

Fruit Season

Fruit Season

out of rangeMay–October • food

Hot greek summers would be incomplete without a juicy fruit plate

Melitinia

Melitinia

out of rangeApril 29–May 2, 2021 • food

Traditional Greek Easter sweets that originated from Santorini

Sea Kayaking

Sea Kayaking

out of rangeMay–October • activity

Santorini is perfect when viewed from the water!

Baklava

Baklava

out of rangeDecember 25 • food

A sweet traditional dish reserved for special occasions

Rakomelo

Rakomelo

out of rangeDecember–February • food

A strong local spirit that warms up the heart and body

Caper Harvest

Caper Harvest

out of rangelate May–early June • food

Capers are the iconic food of Cyclades, including Santorini

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

Fresh Stuffed Grape Leaves

Fresh Stuffed Grape Leaves

out of rangeMay–June • food

Tasteful grape leaves are of huge importance in the Greek cuisine

Vassilopita

Vassilopita

out of rangeDecember 31–January 1 • food

A traditional Greek New Year's Day cake that brings good luck

White Aubergine

White Aubergine

out of rangeJune–August • food

The sweet in taste eggplant of Santorini

Melomakarona

Melomakarona

out of rangeDecember 25 • food

Traditional Christmas cookies with almonds are a true taste of winter holdays

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