October 18, 2017

Reasons Why You Should Visit Santorini This Fall

Everybody wonders when is the best time to visit Santorini. The answer is simple: anytime you want. However, if you wish to experience the authentic side of this worldwide famous island, fall is the best season. Find out why!

ESCAPE THE CROWDS

Santorini is, no doubt, one of the most famous destinations in the world. If you have visited Santorini in July or August, even September, you can realize what we are talking about. Santorini gets packed from visitors! From October onwards, though,  the island is much more less crowded. You won’t have to wait in order to get in the arcaheological sites and museums, make reservations to your favorite restaurant and wake up early to find a sunbed. An excellent scenario for a peaceful and calmer autumn escape!

BETTER RATES

Due to its popularity, Santorini is one of the most expensive islands in the Mediterranean during the high season. Visiting the Greek islands during autumn is less expensive. For the off-peak season, there are great deals for boutique hotels and long-haul flights. Maybe your dream to sleep in a wonderful room with a caldera view can actually become true! Book now your room!

 

CRUISING IN THE VOLCANO

Sailing around an active volcano is an experience of a lifetime! It’s no wonder why Santorini’s name has been recognized worldwide as one of the most beautiful places on earth.Although travellers get impressed from these astonishing landscapes of this island of the Cyclades, they seem to disregard the story behind the creation of this masterpiece of nature. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to experience the Geological Park of Nea Kameni in autumn.

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WINE TOURISM

The vineyard of Thera is considered to be one of the most peculiar in the entire planet. Can you imagine harvesting grapes in such a volcanic soil, where one of the largest volcanic events on earth in recorded history took place? Indeed, the wines of Santorini distinguish worldwide for its smell and taste. The vines of Santorini flourish, as they withstand drought and its roots penetrate the Theran land. The vineyards of Santorini have played an important role in the life of the island, since their production exceeded the needs of the population, thus exporting it in collaboration with the rich shipping industry of the island, and creating a unique advantage on the island’s economy on its heyday. The local grape varieties produce wines of high quality that withstand the distinctive ecosystem of Santorini, as the cultivated region begins at a height of 300 meters whose vines go all the way down to the sea level. The varieties of Santorini include the white Asyrtiko, the best known variety of the Mediterranean grapevine, the red Mandilaria and Mavrotragano, the sweet red award-winning Vinsanto, produced from Aidani and Asyrtiko then harvest and aged in wooden vats, and the traditional Nykteri made with three white grape varieties including white Asyrtiko, gentle Athiri and aromatic Aidani.

ENJOYABLE PROMENADES

Hiking lover or not, the cobblestone path from Fira to Oia via Firostefani and Imerovigli is a must for your explorations in Santorini, as it lines up half of the volcanic caldera. Characterized as the most scenic route in Santorini, this path will offer you millions of spots to catch the sunset. It’s a ten kilometer hike that lasts about four hours. Although it might be a tiring route, you will definitely find your mysterious spots to capture images with your camera from the sunset on your way. From Skaros Rock in Imerovigli and the Church of Agios Antonios with its spectacular view over Thirassia Island to the windmills of Oia and its castle walls, the cobblestone path from Fira to Oia will leave you speechless.

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