Planning a trip to the island of Santorini Greece? Here’s where you can find the best Santorini travel tips, extensive guides, and all about our own experiences.

Santorini is world famous, but seen as too touristy by some travelers. Yet, after visiting four times now, we can tell you there’s nowhere else like it. 

Our first visit to Santorini was in 2016 around the time we started our website. We took a quick flight from Athens to Santorini, and found our way by bus to Fira. Consider renting a car for the day if you’re visiting in shoulder or off-season.

From the moment we laid eyes on the stunning whitewashed buildings and blue domes, we were in love! Since then, we’ve made many trips back to Santorini Greece.

Typically, we include it in a Greek Island hopping itinerary and continue on to other destinations in the Cyclades after. It was even part of the itinerary on our recent adventure with Celestyal Cruises

While the popular towns of Fira and Oia are well worth seeing, there’s so much more to discover on Santorini Island! Be sure to check out Pyrgos Village, the Akrotiri Ruins, Amoudi Bay, and Kamari Beach. 

Also, hiking from Fira to Oia around the caldera is a must for outdoor lovers. It won’t be long until we’re back on Santorini, so stay tuned!

Santorini Greece Travel Tips

Money: The Euro is used on Santorini and throughout Greece.

Location: Santorini is located in the southern Aegean Sea. It’s part of the Cyclades island group and easily reached by flight or ferry.

Language: Greek is the official language of the country.

Seasons: The most popular time to visit is during the warm summer months. This is when you can take advantage of the stunning beaches, fun boat tours, and nature activities. 

Nevertheless, one of our best Santorini travel tips is to see the island during shoulder season. The main reason why some people find it overrated is because they visit during the peak months of July and August. 

This is the time of year when there can be as many as 7 cruise ships in port, and the small island streets are absolutely packed. Our months to go is in May or October, when the weather is still nice with less crowds.

What to Eat & Drink: The cuisine on Santorini is so delicious! If you’re looking for a fancy dinner with a view, you came to the right place. However, it is possible to visit Santorini on a budget.

There’s still plenty of local tavernas, gyro spots, and bakery treats to enjoy. We recommend taking a food tour and stopping at one of the island’s wineries on your trip.