Santorini, a gem of the Aegean Sea, is a place that has captured the hearts of many travelers from all around the world. Known for its breathtaking sunsets, stunning views and unique architecture, this Greek island is a dream destination for holidays. The best time to travel to Santorini depends on what you are looking for, but every season has something amazing to offer. However, choosing the right time to visit Santorini can greatly impact your experience. In this article, we’ll explore the most popular season to travel to Santorini and help you decide when is the right time to visit this magical Greek island.
Summer: June to August
Summer is the most popular and crowded season to visit Santorini with the temperature getting hot toward August, if you are looking to enjoy plenty of fun activities, parties and different cultural events. So summer is the ideal season to travel to Santorini if you want to enjoy good weather and experience a lot of fun activities and sports. There are fewer tourists in the beginning of summer and you can enjoy hiking, water sports and swimming since the water is warming up. Also, tours are really popular in the summer, especially boat tours. Going sailing on a private boat is one of the best things to do in summer. Get up early in the morning and head to one of the bakeries to get a traditional greek breakfast for the boat tour. Make sure to visit Megalochori, which is a small town that is perfect for a few-hour exploration. Megalochori is a great escape because you have the chance to explore souvenir shops, art galleries and exhibitions. You can visit a pottery workshop and make your own souvenirs to take home with you. The shops and the workshops in Megalochori have maintained their authentic Greek appearance and character. Also, you can head to Kamari Village because it has one of the best outdoor cinemas in the world. The setting is beautiful and is perfect for a cozy and romantic evening in Santorini. Lastly, the first week of August is the best time to visit Santorini because there is the Megaron Gyzi Festival in Fira with several jazz concerts, classical music and art exhibitions. Don’t forget your camera to take pictures of the best sunsets in Santorini!