Although Santorini is a popular summer destination, Santorini Spring is a magical time to be on the island, and just as nature awakens, so will Santorini awaken all your senses. For those who are not used to spring breaks, and especially if the destination is purely summer, they may have many different emotions before deciding to spend their vacation in Santorini in the spring.
Clearly a visit to Santorini is always a magical experience, the beauty of the island and watching the sunset over the cliffs, irrespective of the season. If you are not comfortable with the crowds or just want to relax away from the crowds that the island attracts in the summer, then planning your Spring break is a great choice! You can book a Santorini Private Tour to visit all the popular destinations and enjoy Santorini with your love ones without any worries.
5 Reasons to Visit Santorini in Spring
The pace in Santorini in the spring is slower. So its elegance, luxury as well as its cosmopolitan style will be presented in front of you, without being affected by crowds. The tourist season begins around Easter every year and mainly Greeks and European visitors begin arriving on the island. The Easter season usually fills the island with Greek visitors who spend the religious holiday in the many churches of Santorini.
Spring everywhere means beauty in nature. In Santorini this concept is taken to another level. The deep blue of the caldera is more captivating than ever and blends in with the spring colours that bloom on the high cliffs. There, in the face of this miracle of nature, everyone realizes that Santorini is not just a summer destination. The clear sky, the serene sea, the volcanic landscape, the enchanting Caldera. These are just a few of the features that make Santorini one of the best destinations in the world in the spring. As for the famous sunset, it is something you should definitely see at least once in your life, regardless of the time you visit Santorini. Book in spring a Santorini Sightseeing Private Tour and enjoy it at a more relaxed pace and less crowded.
Activities in Spring
Santorini in spring offers various activities that you should not miss. Hiking is an amazing experience, striking by the intoxicating aromas of spring blooming flowers, the spectacular atmosphere and the deep blue of the sea in the foreground. There are various hiking trails that are ideal for nature lovers but also for those who want to enjoy the uniqueness of Santorini with its picturesque villages and locations. Spring with its mild temperatures makes hiking these trails a real pleasure, which will surely make it hard to do in the summer months when the temperature is much more warmer.
Popular sites in Santorini, such as Ancient Thira and Akrotiri, will make you see the colours of spring projected next to the remnants of the island’s ancient civilization, creating a unique setting.
Gastronomically, spring in Santorini is exciting! Some of the most delectable dishes of the Santorini cuisine are made with fresh spring vegetables! So Book now a Santorini Private Tour and Food Experience to taste every delightful dish.
The main reasons you should plan your visit to Santorini in the spring are:
Weather in Santorini in Spring
The Greek sky is bright and clear while the first warm rays of spring light give Santorini a different, unique beauty. The temperature is pleasant and the weather is perfect for walks. Temperatures are mild, ranging between 20 and 27 degrees in the spring months. Although the water may still be a bit cold you can swim. Apart from the beach time, you will find that the weather is perfect for sightseeing. Be sure to bring something warm for cool nights and book a Santorini Exclusive Shore Private Tour.
The holiday is religious, but that does not mean that someone who is not close to religion has no reason to be on the island during Easter. At Easter in Greece and Santorini you will see all the local traditions as well as the unique experience of local food. Santorini has exciting customs, such as lighting thousands of lanterns, following the Epitaph, making the island look enlightened!
Colours and flowers of spring
Santorini is full of colours in the spring. A colourful maze of flowers blooming on the rocks and their colours playing with the blue of the sea!
Those who choose spring compared to summer will feel justified by the famous and comfortable strolls they will enjoy in Santorini. Before the flood of summer vacationers arrives, you will feel like you have the whole island to yourself! You will discover every little corner of the cobblestone streets and relax while watching the sunset. In addition, hotels and flights are cheaper in the spring. So is the best time of the year to take a Santorini Full Day Private Tour.
Products like fruits, vegetables and local seafood are at their best. The gastronomic tradition of Santorini can combine them to create delicious wonders! Visit some of the region’s award-winning wineries and travel to the world of senses in a different way. Try the famous fava and tomato bites of the island, well-known cod, scandamacarona and known as meatballs of poor or pseudo-bite (meatballs of various herbs and legumes).
Spring is the most economic period in Santorini
Spring is a great time to visit Greece and especially Santorini, just before the summer tourist season begins.
Santorini is undoubtedly one of the most tourist and favourite islands of Greece. Thousands of tourists from all over the world flock there every year, including Greek travellers. Of course, this increased tourist traffic, and as it is reasonable, raises prices. Often staying in Fira or other parts of the island is prohibitive.
Unless you choose to go for a less touristy time of year, such as spring. You will enjoy good weather, less people and much better prices. You will find beautiful and well-kept rooms in Fira even for 40 euros per night.