September in Santorini is the favorite time not only of locals, but also of eclectic vacationers. The hot summer is over, the sea is warmer than ever and the sky is blue all day, while the afternoons are cool. September sunsets paint Oia gold and the deep blue of the Caldera becomes more intense these days.
September is the right month to visit the island. Take a walk to the shops, enjoy your coffee in a cafe-bar with a view of the magical sunset or your food in a luxurious restaurant.
If you are in a romantic mood, all you have to do is visit the preserved settlement of Imerovigli. Here you will see the ruins of the Venetian castle of Skaros and you will walk on the path that leads to the small church of Theoskepasti, built on the edge of a rock, with a unique view of the volcanic islands of Palia and Nea Kameni.
You can enjoy your coffee combined with the fantastic view that the island offers. In the famous Oia, beloved by tourists, you can enjoy the sweetest and most romantic sunset of September with your loved one by your side, you can take advantage of the atmosphere for a marriage proposal. In this setting, we don’t think they will refuse you.
Fira in September
Built 260 meters above sea level, Fira (Santorini’s capital), dressed in typical Cycladic colors, looks like it has perched on the edge of a cliff. The blinding white of the houses in combination with the volcanic vertical rocks that emerge from the seabed evoke the admiration of those who see Santorini from the sea for the first time. As for the view from the settlement towards Nea and Palia Kameni, what can one say? The privileged position of Fira in the Caldera lends itself to endless hours of relaxation.
Oia in September
The most photographed preserved settlement of Santorini, famous around the world for the enchanting sunset at the Castle. Oia with its picturesque alleys, impressive captain’s houses and many churches with painted domes will steal your heart. It is about 40 minutes from Fira by car. It is considered more quiet than the bustling Fira with its intense nightlife and an ideal destination for romantic escapes from everyday life! Here you will find very good restaurants and an interesting market for art, antiques and ethnic items.
If you plan to visit Santorini in spring or autumn, dare to get to know it on foot. Wear comfortable shoes and follow the old path that joins its settlements on the rim of the Caldera. The images you will see will reward you for any fatigue you may feel in your body. From Fira to Firostefani and Imerovigli and from there continue to Oia just before sunset. You won’t regret it.
Sunset in Santorini in September
If you don’t experience it up close, you cannot understand why it has come to be considered an attraction of the island. And while the sunset in Oia is one of the most famous, the truth is that wherever you enjoy it, just being in Santorini and getting lost in the colors of the sunset is enough in itself.
In Fira you can enjoy this magical time of day on the roof of a bar on the eyebrow of the caldera while drinking a cocktail. In Oia, the golden hour lovers run to the ruins of the castle to capture the moments on their cameras. In Imerovigli, the terraces of the luxury hotels offer the ideal combination of relaxation and enjoyment away from the crowds.
In the summer months, Santorini is flooded with crowds. If you want to avoid the hordes of tourists rushing to get a seat for the natural spectacle that has made it famous in the world, we have the solution for you. Two more wonderful spots to enjoy the sunset on the Aegean horizon are from Skaros of Imerovigli or from the lighthouse of Akrotiri.
The beaches of Santorini in September
Black beach, red beach, organized beaches or secluded bays, with sand, pebbles or shores surrounded by steep, white cliffs. One thing is certain. The beaches of Santorini have a special, wild beauty.
At Red Beach with its imposing red and black rocks (the result of volcanic activity) you will swim in dark blue crystal waters with underwater hot springs and sunbathe on red sand, alternating with black pebbles. Continuing to Aspri Paralia you will enjoy your swim with a view of the impressive white rocks that surround it.
Choose the organized beach of Perissa and lie on very fine black pebbles. You will find a similar landscape, but without the same infrastructure with fine black sand and dark pebbles on the beach of Vlychada. In Perivolos and Kamari you will find the most popular beach bars of Santorini, while in Ammoudi (port of Oia) after your dives you will eat fresh fish in the fish taverns operating by the sea.