The incomparable beauty of Santorini in the winter!

Santorini hides unique treasures even in winter

The incomparable beauty of Santorini in the winter!

Santorini hides unique treasures even in winter. The island of Santorini in the winter months reveals a uniqueness of colors but also an incomparable natural beauty and tranquility, very different from what one will encounter in the summer months. Color combinations, quiet walks in both Fira and Oia, and always there the unique beauty of the sunset.

You may have heard that Santorini, like most other small Greek islands, closes down during the winter months but this isn’t quite true, at least not anymore. During the last years, Santorini made the decision to welcome visitors all year and the number of tourists visiting in winter has been increasing each year. More and more hotels, restaurant’s, and cafes, are staying open.

Winters on Santorini are quite moderate. The main winter weather you’ll face is the wind and the rain but the weather changes fast with the sun likely to make an appearance, surprising you with its strength as you strip off the sweater and feel the sun on your bare arms for a few hours in the afternoon.

Things to do

Walking on the beach : Akrotiri red beach and the Perissa black-sand beach are both beautiful, even more so without the crowds of people sunbathing on them! if you’re the type of person who loves long beach walks in solitude, picking up pebbles and shells, taking lots of seascape photos, you’ll relish having the beaches to yourself.

Visit Oia : At the most popular place on the island, Oia
during the Winter you can admire the colors and natural beauty and take as many uninterrupted photos of the typical picture-postcard scenes as you wish.

Admire the sunset : You’ve probably seen the iconic sunset scenes taken from the castle at Oia and overlooking the caldera at Fira. Now you can enjoy the magical picture without the often annoying crowds of summer.

Visit History Museums & Archaeological sites : All of the main museums remain open during the Winter. Visit Ancient Akrotiri and walk back in time as you see the houses that make up this Minoan Bronze Age settlement. you can visit the Museum of Prehistoric Thera in Fira, this is where most of the finds from Akrotiri are located, there’s also the Archaeological Museum and the Icons and Relics Collection at Pyrgos.

Enjoy a day cruise experience until the sunset :  5 hours of relaxed enjoyment in the magical Santorinian Caldera. Choose the cruise  Caldera Panorama for a once-in-a-lifetime sailing experience. Visit the hotspots of the island in a luxury catamaran. Admire the most spectacular sunset in the world, which remains an all seasons highlight of your visit in Santorini.

Places you will visit:

  • Red and White Beach & Black Mountain for photos
  • Volcano & Hot Springs for photos and optionally for swimming
  • Thirassia Island for lunch, photos and optionally for swimming
  • Old Port of Fira sailing pass for photos

See our Private Panorama Winter Cruise

Your transfer will pick you up from your hotel and also drop off at the same point and you will enjoy on board meal with BBQ, seafood, chicken fillet, salads (special dietary meals available upon request), dessert,  open bar with local white wine, beer & so beverages. You will also find blankets, towels & snorkelling gear in case you want to swim.

The winter is a different experience in Santorini. Don’t miss it!