5 reasons to go to Santorini in October
From the best sunset to the Santorini Experience, this island has it all and it is not just for the summer. Sunset diving into the sea, caldera walks, award-winning events, top Santorini private tour and food experience trips and trails leading to the wine roads.
Who said you can’t enjoy all of the above without the heat of July and (of course) without the August crowds?
Why visit Santorini in October
Autumn in Santorini is mild. This means that October is the perfect month to visit the most famous island of the Cyclades. A world-class destination awaits you to guide you through each of its secret corners, but also to provide you with a unique experience that you can only get the most out of here: the Santorini Experience.
Not yet convinced? Let’s go into the details of the reasons we propose to make a suitcase for the island of Santorini in October.
1. The famous sunset in Santorini
Oia’s sunset is spectacular by itself. Oia sunset without the tourists having caught “all” the good places is the best. October offers and gives you the plate backdrop that makes people on every corner of the planet think. You walk around relentlessly, arriving at the last moment just before the sun sets its famous dip and your rock has the best spot. Fair enough.
2. Reservations in Santorini
- Cheap room in Imerovigli? Check.
- Dinner at the “Esperima Bar Restaurant” last minute? Check.
- Visit to the island’s museums and the ancient city of Akrotiri? Check.
- A sit on the catamaran for the island tour? Check.
- Book a Santorini private transfers more easy? Check.
This is the time when you can enjoy the Santorini highlights without restrictions and delays. Whatever you like, whenever you like because it’s not August but October.
3. The ascent to the volcano of Santorini
Without the 35 degrees Celsius in July, everything looks easier. You climb the volcano, cross the Red and Black beaches and enjoy the uniqueness of Santorini.
4. Noon in Ammoudi, Santorini
Scenes from Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life were filmed around Ammoudi. Is there anything better than a noon at the beach – in a (literally) movie set – to enjoy swimming and relax without the voices of the crowd?
The best; After diving you will also catch the best table at Ammoudi Fish Tavern to try unique appetizers. Is anyone thinking of something better?
5. The Santorini Experience
The Santorini Experience takes place for the 5th year on the most famous island of the Cyclades, October 5-7. And you have every reason to give the present.
Initially it is the racing track. On Saturday October 6th the program includes 3 different routes that enjoy a unique view of the Caldera volcano, as well as the settlements of Imerovigli, Firostefani and Oia.
Specifically, the 5km Aristides Alafouzos route is for running and dynamic walking, 10km for those most accustomed to the distances and 15km for those who love strength, technique and endurance. All routes start from the desalination plant in Oia, with dirt tracks and terminating again in Oia. The routes have been designed by the former marathon runner, classical track record holder, running trainer and director of All About Running, Nick Polia and the “Santorini Experience” has been integrated into the World’s Marathons community (numbering more than 4.14 races worldwide).
But the good news doesn’t stop there. There is also the part of the high seas swimming competitions held on Sunday 7 October with the approval of the Greek Swimming Federation (KOE), in accordance with FINA safety rules. Athletes are getting ready for the big dive and you can’t miss it.
If you do not want to take part at the Santorini Experience as a participant you can always combine sport and fun. Book a Santorini Private Personalized Tour and see the race and all the best places you wish from a better and more comfortable seat.
Book now a Santorini Tour and visit the most unique sightseeings in Santorini.