Hey, travel FAM! You have always been dreaming about visiting the beautiful Santorini? We have made this post for you! Here is our ultimate travel guide to Santorini!
Is Santorini worthing a visit?
We went to Santorini 2 years ago, in September 2017, before people went crazy about this destination and it was very different. Of course, it is still a wonderful destination but to avoid you to be disappointed I will just let you know a few things that have changed!
It is very crowded
I know this island is so unique! The white houses, the blue domes, the village of Oia… The landscapes in Santorini are so picturesque. But since this island has became insta famous, it is very very very crowded. And the streets in Oia are small, so you can imagine when tourist groups are visiting the city… If you are a photographer/content creator and you want to go to Santorini to take photos… You can forget this idea! Unfortunately, hundreds of tourists are visiting this small town at the same time. It is sometimes hard to walk in the streets. You will say, ok no worries I will wake up early? humm let me tell you that there is another problem!
It is hard to take photos in Santorini
You need to know that most of the beautiful spots you see on Instagram are located in Oia and are “private”. It means that you are not allowed to go to these spots to take photos. The door behind will be closed. And if you try to reach to the spot you will be yelled by the locals and even by tourists who are staying near the spot…! For other spots like the sunset spot, it is open to the public but there are so many people that it is very hard to capture a photo!
But it’s a must to see!
But this island is absolutely incredible and unique! You need to go there at least once!
When is the best time to visit Santorini?
If you want to visit Santorini you should avoid July and August because it is the high season in Europe. You can go there in April/May or in September. It will be still crowded but a little bit less. And the weather will be really nice.
How to go there?
Santorini Airport has year-round flight connections with Athens and, summertime European connections.
How to get around on the island?
One of the best ways to visit the island is to take the local bus. It is really cheap and it goes from the airport to Imerovigli and to Oia.
You can also rent a quad or a car. You can find agencies everywhere on the island.
Where to stay? What are the best hotels?
If you can afford it, you can stay in the beautiful hotels you can see on social media. Private villa with an infinity pool / a hot tub and a view of the Aegean sea… It’s a total dream! Like the Cavo Tagoo Santorini (photo at the right).
If you have a budget, I promise you can also find amazing Airbnb or small boutique hotels for a reasonable price! The VIP caves suites is a really nice hotel with affordable prices (photo at the left).
You are planning to visit Santorini?
To conclude, we hope this travel guide to Santorini will be helpful for you! Even if this island can be really crowded, we promise you will not be disappointed by the beauty of this island! Read also our Mykonos blog post!