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There are literally hundreds of things to do in Santorini as it is probably the greek island with the most available (and instantly bookable) activities. There are more than 15 wineries on the island, 5 museums, more than 11 beaches and of course an amazing variety of sunset cruises to choose from (like this one). If you are feeling more adventurous, you can hike the magnificent path from Fira to Oia and even take a photography tour to the most scenic of the island. 

Make sure you also read our useful guide: Where To Stay in Santorini

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  • GetYourGuide >>: it has the best instantly booked tours in Greece (daytrips, wineries, cooking classes, sunset cruises and many more)
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The great thing about Santorini is that it has hundreds of unique things to do and you will never get bored. From Sunset Cruises to beautiful beaches and unique museums, Santorini has something for everyone.

Wine tasting is one of the best things you can do while on the island. Santorini has more than 16 unique wineries and there is even more popping up every year. After trying most of them, we think this is the best winery tour of the island.

Apart from the famous sunset cruises (this one is the best) there is a variety of tours on the island such as wine tours, volcano tours, cooking classes, photography tours, helicopter tours and even a day tour to Crete.

  • Booking.com >> : it has the most available hotel rooms and private villas for greek islands (more than Airbnb)  
  • GetYourGuide >>: it has the best instantly booked tours in Greece (daytrips, wineries, cooking classes, sunset cruises and many more)
  • Let’s Ferry >>: the best website in Greece to book your ferries between greek islands and Athens or just to check ferry schedules

You can actually use Santorini as your base for greek island hopping! Folegandros, Ios and of course Mykonos are only some of the magnificent greeks islands only on a few hours ferry ride from Santorini.

People say that Santorini is only about couples and honeymoons but there is some serious nightlife on the island and yu will be missing a lot if you don’t visit these awesome clubs and bars.

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).

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. 

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.

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It might be very tricky to choose where to stay in Santorini, as there are so many beautiful hotels and villas but one of the best hotels is Grace Santorini with some of the most impressive online reviews.

Renting a private villa in Santorini can easily be the best option if you are more than 5 people and Villa Aura at Firostefani is one of the best on the island.

Oia with its famous sunsets is undoubtedly the crown jewel of Santorini with some of the most impressive hotels in Europe (like Katikies Hotel)

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.

Santorini is a completely different island between April and October and outside of these months. The high season is June, July and August and the best hting you can do is to avoid visiting the island dring these months.

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 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.

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.

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.

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 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!

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