Why visit Santorini in winter?
The truth is that when we hear about Santorini, we have in mind the summer, the sun, the sea and the endless dives. So, why visit Santorini in winter? A very alternative form of vacation is to go at Santorini in winter, which Santorini Tours highly recommends it and will surely be unforgettable for you.
The island of dreams, as it is called worldwide, is re-established with winter colors, milder rhythms but with the same mysterious charm. Even in the winter months you will find ways to have a good time, eat nice food and find some of the nicest accommodation at lower prices.
Weather in Santorini in winter
The weather on the island was relatively good, the temperature in winter is around 10-15 degrees, but the humidity, however, is definitely an important issue, especially in the accommodation that despite the constant maintenance, is affected by it during the winter months. The wind is strong enough on some days, but all this is forgotten when you look at the view of the caldera.
Stay at Fira in Winter
Fira is the ideal place to stay in the winter, it is the capital of the island and the only place that has life throughout the day. Hotels, restaurants, cafes, have much lower prices than in the summer, so having the caldera on your feet will not cost a fortune. Everything that can be done in Santorini, will make it much more comfortable in winter, due to the fact that there is not a large number of tourists on the island compared to the summer when there is overcrowding.
See the magical sunset in winter
Return to Fira and rest to visit Oia later. Built on the north side of the island, 11 km from Fira, Oia is probably the most traditional settlement of the island and the place which is famous for its unique sunset. Every summer thousands of tourists from all over the world visit this place to admire the much-discussed sunset of Santorini.
A walk in the alleys of Oia, photographing the landscape, the countless blue domes and the magnificent mills that compose a dreamy setting. The time is approaching and everyone is heading to the spot with the best view of the sunset. Watching the sun disappear in the sea, you enjoy the unique beauty, all these colors it creates in the sky, you feel blessed for every day that goes by.
Why visit Santorini in winter?
You will walk without obstacles the straits of Oia and the Caldera
These graphic white straights really steal your heart. So think of walking alone, gazing at the view that emerges at every turn and relaxing. Do the same thought now with the other 30 people in front of you, barking to shout to enter the tavern on the right and you to try to relax.The island as we said is famous for its sunset.
You can enjoy the famous sunset without having to wait in line to take a picture alone, without dozens of tourists next to you. In Santorini in winter, however, you will enjoy it without distractions. You will be impressed with how unique the colors are in the gray of the winter sky.
Relax at the Red Beach in winter
The Red Beach is behind a series of lava monoliths! Red Beach is one of the most famous, so you will rarely reach it without a lot of people, except in winter. Although the south catches it, it does not have big waves because it is a bay. Its special morphological character, make the Red Beach one of the most seductive beaches in the world.
You can stay in a “cave” hotel
Prices really have nothing to do with it. The island is expensive in summer and if you want a room with even a little view of the well-known parts of the island you will pay a lot. In winter things are different. You can find the suite you dream of at half price, or even at 1/3!
Seafood with winter essence
Santorini is famous for its fava beans and seafood. What is certain is that in winter you will enjoy them better on the one hand because the restaurants are not so crowded to serve on the other hand because the prices are better.
Dare to make a trip to a different, calmer Santorini, but one can only enjoy it from the end of November until March. When the island moves at a slower pace. A Santorini that is now in the top tourist destinations in the world for at least 15 years.
Visit the volcano in winter
You will climb to the volcano of Santorini with very favorable temperatures so the ascent will be much easier. Without the 35 degrees Celsius and also a lot of people. Also, you can visit the archeological site of Akrotiri and the Prohistorical Museum in Thira without be delayed by the crowds that exist in summer.
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