Santorini Travel Blog

Santorini is probably the most famous greek island with millions of tourists every year and hundreds of things to see and do. in my travel blog i want to show you the secrets of Santorini and how you can make the best of your time in this beautiful island. But Santorini can also feel like a tourist trap if you don’t really know where to go and how to find the best places to eat or the best things to do. There is definitely more to the island than just a sunset in Oia or shopping at Fira. My handpicked guides and reviews will give you all the tools you need for a perfect trip to Santorini.

Make sure you also visit my other travel blogs and guides: Mykonos Travel Guide and Crete Travel Guide

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What is Santorini Famous For?

Santorini is arguably the best greek island with millions of tourists every year and some of the most impressive hotels in the world.

Its unique landscape along with its phenomenal views of the volcanic lagoon from its major towns such as Fira, Oia or Imerovigli create a stunning combination that cannot be found elsewhere.

Santorini has some of the most stunning hotels in Greece

Santorini is visited by many celebrities every year, and it’s easily the first place that comes to mind when someone says the word “Greece”, anywhere in the world.

However, Santorini has to offer a lot more than just incredible views and alien geological formations as the island has some of the most incredible hotels in Europe, and it’s also the home of some of the best wineries in Greece.

Santorini is ideal for any occasion as it’s a very diverse island that has lots of things to do and to see.

It can be perfect for family holidays, for honeymoons, young couples, older couples or even solo travelling and it’s guaranteed you won’t get bored no matter what your situation is.

What is the best month to visit Santorini?

Santorini is very crowded in the months of July and August and I highly recommend you avoid these 2 months.

Having said that, the best month to visit Santorini is either June or September. The sea will be warm enough to swim in it, the weather will be great and the crowds will definitely be better than July and August.

Even the cruise ships are less frequent on the island in June or September.

However, the last few years, even September started to feel like August as the island is literally packed and it struggles to cope with it popularity.

The streets of Oia can become very crowded during sunset time even in October…

Is Santorini a cheap place to visit?

Santorini is not a cheap place to visit and it is easily one of the most expensive places in Greece and in Europe.

Its growing popularity has made the island a hot spot for celebrities and tourists from all over the world and whenever there is high demand, there are also high prices.

If you are on a tight budget then the beach side towns of Perissa, Perivolos and Kamari are your best option for more affordable accommodation

However, there are still opportunities for more affordable holidays in Santorini and my advice to everyone looking to visit Santorini on a budget would be the following:

  • avoid staying in areas that have volcano views; these are the most premium hotels and VIP villas
  • try to find a room at the beach side areas such as Kamari, Perissa or Perivolos as these are definitely cheaper
  • try to use the local buses in Santorini and avoid taking a taxi (there is no Uber in Santorini) or private transfers that your hotel may suggest as these can become very expensive
  • lastly, if you can, try to visit the island off season which basically means any month between (and including) November and March; you won’t be able to swim in the beach but you will definitely experience a calmer and quieter island overall

Which is better Santorini or Mykonos?

Santorini is a far more diverse island than Mykonos and it has many more things to do and explore. Here is my detailed post Santorini or Mykonos.

Mykonos has also recently become a rich people’s playground where most celebrities and rich kids spend their holidays in the summer.

Is that a bad thing?

Yes, it is in my opinion because it has completely transformed the demographics of the island and it has skyrocketed the prices of everything (hotels, tours, restaurants).

However, Mykonos is still worth a visit as it is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful greek island with some of the best beaches in Greece.

Santorini, on the other, is ideal for every occasion, and even though it’s indeed equally expensive as Mykonos, it’s a much better island to visit overall.

But…there is more to Greece than just Santorini, so make sure you check my other travel blogs:

  • Crete Travel Blog: all you need to know about the largest island in Greece and one of the biggest in the world
  • Mykonos Travel Blog: all you need to know about the island with the most amazing beaches in Greece