In our minds we have combined the Greek islands with summer, but you can visit Santorini in March and have a great time. The intense sun and the dips in the blue waters. The reality, however, is that every season of the year Santorini s 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.
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 accommodation 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? 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 local, Greek cuisine meets favorite international flavors and in combination with the first quality ingredients, create dishes that take off the palate. Accompany your food with delicious local wines or enjoy the sunset with a cocktail.
Wine tours: A unique experience
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. Travel agencies organize tours of wineries.
You can learn from the professionals why the vines in Santorini are not like those in the rest of Greece, taste the unique varieties of wine, learn what to accompany your favorite food, but also be informed about all the innovations prepared by producers, with the aim of the best quality product and environmental protection.
Visits to villages
The truth is that the real and authentic pulse of the island is found in the villages of the island, some of which have an amazing history with special settlements that fascinate every visitor. With a gastronomy that surpasses the imagination, with irresistible local delicacies as well as with local products of superior quality and value.
It is worth a trip to them such as in Vothona which is built in a five kilometer long ravine where by plastering volcanic earth they created domes which stand alone without support, in Emporio with the old castle and the windmills on the hill of Gavrilos, in Pyrgos, the Venetian tower-state that still tells with its mansions and stepped cobblestones the glory of serenity, Messaria which is one of the largest villages of Santorini with unique squares and mansions reminiscent of the wealth of the 19th century. It is also worth visiting Megalochori, an amazing village with great prospects, Exo and Mesa Gonia.
Tours with Santorini Tours
The traveler of the island in very favorable temperatures compared to those prevailing in the summer months, heads towards the volcano of Santorini, the ascent being much easier.
You can take a private tour with Santorini Tours without the 35 degrees Celsius and also a lot of people. The same applies to the archaeological site that takes you back to the 16th century BC. You will even see the houses and jars from that time. In Santorini during the off season he has the opportunity to enjoy and learn the history of this place in an absolutely peaceful and quiet landscape.
From the best sunsets to museum tours and delightful vineyard walks, Santorini is well worth a visit during these months. Santorini in March has mild weather, which means that March is an ideal month for a trip.