When Is The Best Time To Visit Santorini?

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. When you plan your trip to Greece, finding out when is the best time to visit Santorini is key!

If you look at the broad picture, the best time to visit Santorini is April to June and September to November. This is effectively the shoulder season of travel and you could say applicable for travel throughout most of the world.

Best overall time to visit Santorini

By Traveller Season

Low Season (November to April)  This is when the island is at its quietest. Cooler climates swoop in but in general the weather can be unpredictable.

Weather-wise, it's not insanely hot yet and the large tourist groups haven't descended yet. By this point, businesses and transportation have ramped up as well.

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.

When travelling, you want to make sure you have the best chances of good weather and so it's worth it to look at a couple of factors that you'll want to account for as well.

By Weather


The overall average in Santorini is 64°F (17.8°C) which means you can expect fair temperature throughout the year. That said, there is definitely very much a change from summer to winter.

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