Is Santorini very crowded?
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How do you avoid crowds in Santorini?
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Why is Santorini so crowded?
With millions of tourists each year, the island gets absolutely packed during its high season in the summer. This means the popular parts of the island between Fira and Oia to be quite expensive and easily double of a hotel in Athens. Don't be surprised to see rates of $250 USD or more per night in Santorini.
how are the beaches in santorini?
Santorini's beaches are mostly covered in black pebbles, white or black thick sand and they are well organized with lots of amenities and things to do. There are also some really good beach bars in Santorini that you should definitely visit while on the beaches of Perissa, Perivolos or Kamari and Red Beach.
Can you swim in Santorini beaches?
Another spectacular beach where to swim in Santorini, reminiscent of lunar landscapes is the White Beach, which can be reached by boat, to swim, and to admire their carven from the saltiness and wind white rocks that enclose.
Can you swim at beaches in Santorini?
The best sand and swimming in Santorini is at Perissa and Perivolos beaches (which are essentially the same beach: Perissa is the north part, Perivolos is the south part).
What is the nicest beach in Santorini?
In brief, the most famous of Santorini beaches is the Red beach, while particularly popular are Perissa beach, Kamari beach and Perivolos beach. Note that some beaches are not easily accessible by road but can be visited with a Jetski Expedition!
Are there jellyfish in Santorini?
Yes, there are indeed jellyfish at Santorini.
How many days do you need in Santorini?
We recommend 3 to 5 days in Santorini in order to visit as many places as possible. Santorini is a very interesting island and except for Oia, the volcano and the amazing views, there are many things to xplore. But you can also do it in 24 hours and many day trips are proposed from other nearby islands.
What is the best month to go to Santorini?
Santorini has a mediterranean climate with hot dry summers and mild winters. If you enjoy hot perfect sunny days the best time to visit Santorini is between June and September. The hottest month of the year is August with an average daily maximum of 30 C and an average low of 24 C.
Can you walk around Santorini?
The obvious prime activity on Santorini is to walk the caldera edge and admire the views. Walks in and around Fira are spectacular, particularly heading north to Firostefani and Imerovigli along the caldera-edge pathway.
Is 7 days in Santorini too much?
Few people choose to stay in Santorini for a whole week, as they often prefer to do some Greek island hopping. After all , there are another 23 inhabited Cycladic islands to travel to! There is nothing wrong with staying in Santorini for a week though. You can easily explore the whole island in this time frame.
Is Santorini better than Mykonos?
The scenery, views, sunsets, and natural beauty of Santorini are unrivaled by Mykonos or any other Greek island. Mykonos is not without its beautiful spots but for scenes that are truly jaw-dropping, Santorini wins hands-down. Santorini is more romantic and much better suited to a honeymoon or couples vacation.
Do you need a car on Santorini?
Most visitors to Santorini rent either a car, a quad bike/ATV or a scooter to get around. Public transport is an option but the buses are often very crowded. Most buses route through Fira making journeys across the island cumbersome.
Can you drink tap water on Santorini?
Needless to say, bottled water is a popular product on Santorini! We recommend that you always use bottled water for drinking. Washing up and brushing your teeth can be safely done using tap water throughout the island.
Can I flush toilet paper in Santorini?
3. Flushing Toilet Paper. This one may take some getting used to, but Santorini's sewage system can't handle flushed toilet paper. That trashcan placed next to the toilet is for all (and we mean all) of your soiled paper products.
Is there a dress code in Greece?
Keep in mind that Greeks are very respectful of traditions and customs, which translates in the way they dress. This means there is no such thing as a Greek dress code, but rather imperceptible, tacit rules, which may remain unnoticed for the untrained eye.
Do you tip in restaurants in Greece?
In Greece, just like being polite to your server, tipping is a gesture of appreciation. It is also considered praise. You are expected to tip when service has been good. You are expected to pay a bigger tip when service has been exceptional or especially pleasing to you.
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What shouldn't you do in Greece?
In Greece, especially in the Aegean islands near the Turkish border, taking photos of military facilities is simply forbidden. Avoid any trouble with the authorities by respecting this rule.
Do you flush toilet paper in Greece?
Don't flush toilet paper in Greece There's a very simple explanation: Greek sewage pipes are approximately two inches (50mm) in diameter. American and British plumbing is twice as large (four inches/100mm). The Greek pipes just get clogged. They don't call them 'modern conveniences' for nothing.
Can I drink tap water in Greece?
A lot of people visiting the country wonder if they can drink tap water in Greece. The tap water is not potable throughout the country. Although it is perfectly safe to drink water from the tap in Athens and Thessaloniki it is better to ask in all the other places or even better buy bottled water which is fairly cheap.
How much do you tip a taxi in Greece?
Do you tip taxi drivers in Greece? Tipping in taxis isn't really expected or required, but if you want to do so, you can simply round up to the nearest Euro and tell the driver you don't want the change. The maximum tip in a taxi is 5-10% of the final fare amount.
Are there mosquitoes in Greece?
Generally speaking, there are mosquitos in Greece. The good thing is that they aren't everywhere. Expect to get bitten more times if you are next to a river, a stream or a swamp
They tend to be present at places with water.
What bites you in Greece?
You can get stung, bitten, burnt, squished, smashed, and all but asphyxiated in Greece, by mosquitoes, scorpions, the sun, scooters, the sea and Athens' often terrible pollution.