Summertime, particularly late May to August, is the most popular time to visit Santorini. In addition, if you do not particularly like crowded places, visiting Santorini during the winter season (November-April) is a great option. During your stay, you will feel like you have the entire island almost to yourself. Santorini takes a break from mass tourism in winter. You will find only a handful of shops, restaurants and hotels opened. The weather is sunny on most days, at around 15C, and refreshing.
Why to visit Santorini during winter
- The island is peaceful and quiet
If you are a person who appreciates the calmness of the winter months you will love Santorini during this season. You can spend hours wandering undisturbed through the deserted alleys or sea gazing across the Aegean. Most of the hotels and shops are closed. You will find few tourists wandering through the deserted streets.
- It’s cheaper
Outside the main season is all cheaper. You will pay less for; Flight tickets, fees, hotel rooms, restaurants. You will have the chance to enjoy the luxury of this island but spending less money!
- You can take amazing photos!
Well, it might not seem like a reason to visit an island, but considering your social media profiles you have to think again! During winter you can take amazing pictures, without 100 people in the background.
- Beautiful beaches
Yes, you will enjoy the beach during the winter! Vlychada is the most atmospheric beach you can find in the whole island. It is an easily accessible beach by car or bus, located on the south coast of Santorini, 13 kilometers from Fira. You should definitely visit it. The Perissa black-sand beach is also very beautiful, even more so without the crowds of people sunbathing on it! If you’re the type of person who loves long beach walks, you’ll relish having the beaches to yourself.