The Greek island of Santorini feels like it should be paradise all year round but the reality is that there are good times to go and not-so-great times to go.

As you're planning your Greece island hopping adventures, one of the questions you'll no doubt have is “when is the best time to visit Santorini?”. Not all months are equal.

Let's just jump into some generalities. If you look at the broad picture, the best time to visit Santorini is April to June and September to November.

Best overall time to visit Santorini

This is when the island is at its quietest. Cooler climates swoop in but in general the weather can be unpredictable.

By Traveller Season

Low Season (November to April)

There's some +/- of weeks here but as you've seen in our other travel guides, this is almost always the best time to visit.

Shoulder Season (May to June and September to October)

High Season (late June to early September)

This is high because of the crowds, the temperature, and the prices. Be prepared to sweat a little but also be able to cool off at the beach.

There are travellers going to Santorini with all sorts of goals and occasions in mind. This list certainly isn't exhaustive but hopefully gives you some guidance.

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