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There are lots of things you should know in order to plan your trip to Santorini in the most effective way. First of all you should know how to get to Santorini, how many days you need to spend on the island, what’s the weather going to be, what you need to pack, when are the best deals on hotels and flights, whether you need to carry cash with you and many more things that the following guides will help you figure out.
It is not that obvious where you should stay on Santorini island but this guide will hopefully make things clear. It really depends on your situation and what you are looking for from your trip to this magical island.
Unfortunately the small airport of Santorini only serves european destinations from within major european cities and only during the high season (Apr-Oct). This is all you need to know about flights and ferries to Santorini.
Santorini is an island with lots of things to do and see so you should better lan you travel itinerary properly before you fly to Greece. This guide will give you some handy tips to consider before deciding how many days to stay on the island.
Santorini has a very reliable local bus service that can take you almost anywhere on the island. This is the most updated bus schedule in Santorini along with timetables to and from all destinations.
Planning a trip to Santorini comes with lots of questions and you may feel lost at the end. Things like tipping, paying by cash or card, what is the caldera, best areas for shopping and many more are on this handy list of tips and secrets to help you out.
Apart from the reliable local bus there are many other options on how to get around on the island of Santorini You can rent a car, a quad or even hire a personal guide to take you around.
Uusally we don’t recommend such a trip as Crete is a massive sland and you need to dedicate at least week. However, it is totally doable if you book an organised tour that will take you around Santorini and will show you the best o a daytrip.
This is the ultimate greek island comparison! If you are wonering what’s best for your situation then you need read this as it will help you decide on how many days you stay on each one of these 2 great greek islands.
Santorini out off season (November-April) is a completely different pace and you should know that before planning your trip. If you are visiting Santorini in the low season you should read this guide.
Santorini has a very mild and predictable meditteranean weather (like all of of Greece pretty much) but you should be aware of a few things, especially if you are visiting in July and August.
September is one of the best months to visit Santorini as the weather will still be warm, all the businesses will be open as usual and you will find that the tourist masses have slowed down a bit. Things are getting even better in early October.
October is the best month to visit Santorini in our opinion. Especially in early October you wlll find the most relaxed people on the island as all the business are slowing down from the mayhem of July and August while still operating as usual. The weather will still be beach worthy!
If you decide to spend a few days on Mykonos then you need to know how to get there from Santorini and vice versa. The islands are just 3 hrs by ferry apart and sometimes you might be lucky and find a flight that connects them too (not scheduled every year unfortunately).
Santorini is not really famous for its beaches but visiting some of them is always a great idea. Perissa, Perivolos, Vlychada and the family friendly Kamari with its fun beach bars and restaurants are all beautiful destinations.
Santorin is one of the best honeymoon destinations in the world. This list has all the tips you need to know from choosing a romantic hotel to the best things you can do as a couple on the island.
Eventhough you won’t be having the amazing famous calera views on your doorstep, these beach hotels in Santorini prove that there is ore to this island than just the views and the volcano. Hotels like Antoperla Luxury Suites & Spa are the new additions to the new beach hotels scene of Santorini in Perissa and Perivolos.
Though Airbnb usually offers less options and is many times more expensive than Booking.com you may find some hidden gems that will make you feel like a local. From old wineries that are now cute little villas, to fishermen cabins that have been converted to b&b’s there is probably something for everyone!
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