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Santorini

The Greek island of Santorini possesses a rugged charm that showcases its unique geological attributes. A huge volcanic eruption in the 15th Century caused the formation of a caldera, a massive crater which can be viewed from the summit of island’s cliffs. The rim of the caldera also houses some of the best resorts on the island with the whitewashed village of Thira and the prime sunset-viewing spot of Oia proving amongst the most popular.

The idyllic Greek lifestyle can be enjoyed on the interior of Santorini, with plenty of quiet churches and vineyards offering peace and tranquility. Santorini’s volcanic nature can also be evidenced by outstanding grey beaches at the Blue Flag site of Kamari and the long stretch of coastline at Perissa, where there are watersports aplenty to be enjoyed.

 

What you’ll love most about Santorini

  • Unwind on Santorini’s distinctive beaches, such as the Red Beach and Perissa Beach, known for their stunning volcanic sands
  • Discover ancient history by visiting the archaeological site of Akrotiri and the ancient city of Thera
  • Indulge in delectable local dishes, including fresh seafood, fava, and the famous Santorini tomato fritters
  • Meander through the picturesque villages of Oia and Fira, with their iconic white-washed buildings and breathtaking views
  • Experience the world-renowned sunsets of Santorini, best viewed from Oia or atop the caldera cliffs
  • Embrace adventure with activities like hiking the trail from Fira to Oia, sailing around the caldera, and snorkelling in the crystal-clear waters

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  • The white architecture of Santorini, Greece

  • Waterfront dining in Oia village, Santorini

  • Panoramic view of Imerovigli, Santorini island, Greece

  • Oia Town, Santorini

  • Imerovigli, Santorini

  • Golden sunset, Santorini, Greece

  • Dusk overlooking the Caldera buildings of Oia, Santorini

Average temperature

Information below is based on average highest temperature for each month.

  • 14℃
  • 14℃
  • 16℃
  • 18℃
  • 23℃
  • 27℃
  • 29℃
  • 29℃
  • 26℃
  • 23℃
  • 19℃
  • 15℃
  • 10
  • 9
  • 7
  • 4
  • 3
  • 0
  • 1
  • 0
  • 2
  • 4
  • 8
  • 11

Information above is based on the average number of days which experience some form of rainfall for each month.

Rainfall

When to Visit

Below gives you information and a rating of the best time of year to visit.

January

Due to the low temperatures and the majority of bars, restaurants and hotels closed, we do not recommend a beach holiday during this month.

February

Due to the low temperatures and the majority of bars, restaurants and hotels closed, we do not recommend a beach holiday during this month.

March

Due to the low temperatures and the majority of bars, restaurants and hotels closed, we do not recommend a beach holiday during this month.

April

Due to the low temperatures and the majority of bars, restaurants and hotels closed, we do not recommend a beach holiday during this month.

May

May marks the start of the holiday season. Bars, restaurants and hotels open their doors, temperatures rise above 20 degrees and fewer tourists means this is a fantastic month for a spring time beach holiday. What’s more, there are usually great value offers to be had from tour operators and hotels.

June

As temperatures start to rise, the holiday season is well underway. This is the perfect month for those wanting a Summer break before the schools break up for holidays.

July

As schools break up and the destination experiences some of the best weather. This is a fantastic time to travel so special offers are becoming limited - book early if you have specific holiday needs.

August

Schools out for the Summer and the weather is perfect for beach holidays. There are little or no deals available during this period and popular hotels are likely to become booked out.

September

As schools return, the crowds reduce making September a great time to sit back and relax on the beach. Special offers return as familes are unable to travel during this period.

October

The temperatures start to drop but it's the perfect time to grab a beach holiday away from the crowds and to take advantage of any special offers.

November

Due to the low temperatures and the majority of bars, restaurants and hotels closed, we do not recommend a beach holiday during this month.

December

Due to the low temperatures and the majority of bars, restaurants and hotels closed, we do not recommend a beach holiday during this month.

Our Ratings

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