Although Santorini is a popular summer destination, Santorini in Spring is a magical time to be on the island, and just as nature wakes up, so Santorini will wake up all your senses.

For those who are not accustomed to spring getaways, and especially if the destination is pure summer, they may have many different feelings until they make the decision to spend their holidays in Santorini in Spring.

Clearly a visit to Santorini is always a magical experience, the beauty of the island and seeing the sunset from the edge of the rocks, implying any time. If you do not feel comfortable with the crowd or just want to relax away from the crowds that attracts the island of Santorini in the summer, then planning your Spring holidays is an option that will compensate you to the fullest!

The Landscape of Santorini in Spring Guide: 5 Reasons to Visit

The rhythms in Santorini in Spring are slower. So the finesse, the luxury and the cosmopolitan style will be presented in front of you all over the place, without being affected by crowds. The tourist season begins around Easter every year and especially Greek and European visitors begin to arrive on the island. The Easter period usually fills the island with Greek visitors who find the opportunity to spend the religious feast on the many churches of Santorini. Temperatures are mild, and range between 20 and 27 Celsius degrees in the spring months. Although the water may still be somewhat cold, you can swim but in addition to the moments at the beach, you will find that the weather is ideal for sightseeing. Be sure to bring something to wear for the cool evenings.

Spring everywhere means beauty in nature. In Santorini this concept is transferred to another level. The deep blue of the caldera is more charming and more seductive than ever and blends harmoniously with the colors of spring that bloom on the high points of the rocks. There, in front of this miracle of nature, you realize that Santorini is not only a summer destination. The clear sky, the tranquil sea, the volcanic landscape, the enchanting Caldera. These are just a few of the features that make Santorini one of the best destinations in the world. As for the famous sunset, it is something that you have to see at least once in your life, regardless of the time you visit Santorini. Even better, if this is done in the spring, at a slower pace and less people.

Santorini in the spring, offers various activities that you should not miss. Hiking is an amazing experience, impressive by the heady aromas of spring flowers, the impressive atmosphere and the deep blue of the sea in the foreground. There are several hiking trails that are ideal for nature lovers and those who want to enjoy the uniqueness of Santorini with its picturesque villages and locations. Spring with its mild temperatures makes the hiking of these paths a real pleasure, which will surely make it difficult for you to live in the warmer months when the temperature is much warmer.

Popular locations in Santorini, such as Ancient Thira and Akrotiri, will make you see the colors of the spring next to the remnants of the ancient civilization of the island, creating a unique scenery.

Gastronomically, spring in Santorini is fascinating! Some of the most delightful dishes of the Santorini cuisine are made with fresh spring vegetables!

spring in Santorini is fascinating

In fact, the main reasons why you should plan your visit to Santorini in the spring are the following:

The weather in Santorini in Spring

The Greek sky is bright and clear, while the first hot rays of the spring light give Santorini a different, unique beauty. The temperature is pleasant and the weather is ideal for walks.


The celebration is religious, but that does not mean that someone who is not close to the religion has no reason to be on the island during the Easter period. In Easter in Greece and Santorini you will see all the local traditions as well as the unique experience of local food. Santorini has fascinating customs, like the magnifying of thousands of lanterns, following the Epitaph, making the island look enlightened!

Flowers of spring

Santorini is full of colors in the spring, a colorful labyrinth of flowers that bloom in the rocks and their colors are playing games with the blue of the sea!


Those who choose spring in relation to the summer will feel justified by the famous and comfortable walks that will be enjoyed in Santorini. Before you get the influx of summer vacationers, you will feel like you have the whole island for yourself! You will discover every little corner of the paved streets and you will relax watching the sunset. In addition, hotels and flights are cheaper in the spring.


Products such as fruit, vegetables and local seafood are in their best season, while Santorini’s gastronomic tradition is excellent in combining them by creating delicious miracles!

Spring is an amazing time to visit Greece and especially Santorini, just before the summer tourist season begins. Makris Hotel is open in spring and accepts guest bookings with many attractive offers!

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