In our minds we have combined the Greek islands with summer, the intense sun and the dips in the blue waters. The reality, however, is that every season of the year Santorini is very beautiful. Not only are there less people in the alleys and beaches and the prices are more favorable, but also the people are more relaxed. See why you should visit Santorini in Autumn 2023.
The tourist season now lasts until the middle or end of October, while in some islands, such as Santorini, it has been extended until the end of November.
The legend says that Santorini emerged from the depths of the sea. Signs of life date back to the Early Bronze Age, in the middle of the third millennium BC. The best-known prehistoric settlement is the one in the Akrotiri area, which was buried under ash in the great eruption of the volcano around 1600 BC.
Along with Thirassia and Apsronisi, Santorini is the remnant of the volcanic island of Strongili. Parts of its volcano include Nea and Palaia Kameni. There are many boats that go around the Caldera, giving the visitor the opportunity to see up close the steep rocks and the contrast of the black earth with the white of the Cyclades.
Idyllic sunset in absolute silence
A work of art reminds of the time of sunset in Santorini. From whichever side of the island you choose to see it, the colors will captivate your gaze. These days, in fact, when the tourist traffic is relatively reduced, the quietness combined with the incredible view that almost the entire island offers will captivate you. We suggest you to walk in Oia and just before sunset choose one of its white terraces and indulge in the magnificent view.
Luxury accommodations at a better price
This is one more reason to want to travel to Santorini in autumn. All those rooms with the white terraces and swimming pools that we admire in the summer, but are never available, are now available at much better prices. In Santorini there are plenty of accommodation options, from rooms for rent to luxurious suites with a unique view of the Caldera
Walks in the beautiful villages and visits to the archaeological sites
In our mind, Santorini has been combined with the sunset, the white houses and the Volcano. And yet, it offers much more. Autumn is ideal to get to know Santorini in all its glory. You can easily tour its villages, observe how the locals live (who will be more relaxed compared to summer), walk more comfortably in its alleys and easily climb Skaros, the black rock that in the summer months becomes inaccessible. In addition, you can visit the island’s museums, but also its archaeological sites, such as Akrotiri and Ancient Thira, which emerged as one of the most important urban centers of the Aegean in the past centuries and many liken it to the lost Atlantis.
Delicious local dishes
Santorini, in addition to its natural beauty, is also famous for its delicious cuisine. Who does not know Santorini fava beans, capers, local vegetables (usually dehydrated) or the famous tomato meatballs and kopania? All this and more you can enjoy in Santorini. Except that in autumn there will be no waiting in the restaurants, while you will be able to book the table you want.
The unique experience of a wine tour
And since we mentioned wine, let us remind you that Santorini is known worldwide for its wine production. The main grape varieties grown in Santorini and which give all its wide variety of wines are Assyrtiko (which accounts for 80% of the island’s production), Athiri and Aidani from the whites and Mantilaria, Mavrotragano and Voudomato from the red ones. Of course, don’t forget to try Santorini’s signature wine, Vinsanto. You can book a wine tour with Santorini Tours and learn from the professionals why the vineyards in Santorini are not like those in the rest of Greece, taste the unique varieties of wine, learn with which to accompany your favorite your food, but also to be informed about all the innovations prepared by the producers, with the aim of the highest quality product and the protection of the environment.
From the best sunsets to museum tours and delightful vineyard walks, Santorini is well worth a visit during these months. And it may in the minds of most be one of the ultimate summer destinations, however, Santorini is irresistibly charming and wonderful in autumn as well.
When the first cool breeze means Autumn, Santorini enchants with its pure white simplicity and the calm that emerges in the volcanic landscape, the previously bustling alleys and the unique sunsets.
This is the season to feel its charm, the charm of Autumn spread over the black and red volcanic rocks, with the white houses and the blue and white churches
Now that the weather is sweeter, without the summer heat, visit Palaia and Nea Kammeni. Refresh yourself with a morning walk on the path that connects Fira with Imerovigli and Oia, enjoying the magnificent view along the Caldera. Get to know the ancient history of the island at Akrotiri.