Santorini is one of those magical places I’ve wanted to visit for a very long time. Finally I made it in November, just in time for my birthday, and found the island quiet.
Santorini is Quiet
Tourists come here mostly between May and October and I imagine it’s very hot and crowded then. In November, you’ll find not much traffic on the roads, many hotels and restaurants are closed and it’s easy to get around. It’s too cool for the less-intrepid to swim but warm enough for tshirts and to get a bit of skin damage from the sun so still pack your sunscreen.
Santorini Sunsets are legendary
The video is a tour of our accommodation at Zenith Blue in Imerovigli, a village with no addresses and streets that are mostly steps so no vehicles. There’s a timelapse of the famous sunset over the caldera. If you stay at Zenith Blue be sure to print the directions to find it (directions are on their website). With no address, arriving after dark and no map, we wandered the steep streets for a while before a friendly local found us and showed us the way.
The sunset is everywhere on the inner side of the island so pick a spot to watch it and try a different spot the next night. We went to Oia twice to watch from the vantage point of the village and then again to watch from the water level.
Have you been to the Greek Islands? Where is your favourite sunset?
This post was not sponsored, all costs were paid for by myself and all opinions are my own.