Magical Santorini, Too Crowded In Summer Peak Season
Probably the most popular destination in Greece, it attracts thousands of tourists in summer peak season every day.
The views are stunning, sunset in Oia is magical, but super crowded on the day we went, when there're 6 cruise ships docking there.
Best accommodation options are in Oia, which has everything to offer, views, dining, shops..
There're nice beaches on the island, but further away from town. Beach sands are black or red due to the Volcano ashes.
Water around the island is full of minerals.
Tips for other travellers
During peak season, its very difficult to find transport upon arrival, you'll queue for expensive transfers, better pre book before arrival.
taxi on the island is expensive, starting from approx 30 euro for any distance,
If you are going during peak season, its better to book a table on the cliff of Oia for viewing sunset.
pool at Legend hotel Oia
Oia at night
day trip to hot spring & Nea Kameni
volcannic crater on Nea Kameni
More Information about Santorini
Santorini is the most popular among the Cyclades islands. Its devastated by a volcanic eruption in the 16th century BC. It has two main towns, Fira and Oia, stunning views overlooking the sea and volcano.