WATCH SUNSET FROM OIA
Despite the crowds, watching the sunset from
is non-negotiable as it’s just the most beautiful site.
STAY AT LEAST 3 DAYS
three to five days
is the about right amount of days to spend in Santorini. It’s not the best Greek island for a relaxing beach break or resort vacation of one week or more due to the crowds. It’s an island for exploring!
RENT AN ATV
One of the best travel tips for Santorini, Greece is to
rent an ATV for a day
. They’re much easier to drive on Santorini’s narrow, winding roads and can be super fun.
ALWAYS CARRY SOME CASH
Almost all hotels, big stores, and busy restaurants will accept credit cards but smaller vendors probably won’t. Some also claim their card machine is “broken” if they’d rather accept cash.
DINING IN SANTORINI
The Greeks, Santorini included, have a very Mediterranean eating schedule. Locals often don’t eat lunch until 2 pm and they may not eat a full dinner until 9 pm.
WEAR COMFORTABLE SHOES
Bring comfortable shoes you can walk for hours and hours in. You’ll need sandals or flip-flops to walk on the hot sandy beaches too.
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