When people think of a Greek holiday, they often think of going in the summer. It makes sense. For families or college students, the summer offers a break from school. The cool, crystal clear water is a refreshing break from the heat. And long days make the famous sunset in Oia, Santorini all that much more worthwhile.

But Santorini has more to offer than just summer. In fact, many of our visitors find spring one of the best seasons to visit Santorini. Shops and restaurants in Santorini are opening again, and what could be better after your romantic spring wedding than a Santorini honeymoon?

There’s no need to wait until summer to make that a reality. Here are a few reasons to visit Santorini in the spring:

The Weather

Spring Santorini weather is beautiful. It’s sunny and warm, without being uncomfortably hot. The scenery in Oia is always breathtaking, but in spring, with grassy hills and flowers in bloom, it’s a treat you won’t be able to find in any other season.

It’s the best time of year for hiking, and there are several walking paths in Santorini to accommodate you. We recommend trekking from Oia to Fira or up to Oia Castle to watch the famous Santorini sunset.

The Lack of Crowds

Speaking of the sunset view from Oia Castle, the lighter crowds is another excellent reason to visit Santorini in spring. Oia, Santorini, Greece is among the best villages on the island to find Santorini accommodation, but during the summer, tourist traffic is heavy.

Hundreds of people pack together at Oia Castle during the summer to watch the sunset. In spring, however, you’re likely to beat most of the crowds, even in Oia, so you can enjoy your holiday without bumping elbows with others.

The Savings

Many people think of a holiday to Santorini as expensive, particularly staying in Oia, Santorini. However, much of the financial strain depends on the time you choose for your holiday. Summer is peak season for tourism, so restaurants, Oia hotels in Santorini, cruises and other luxuries will charge more. By arriving in Santorini two or three months before peak season, you’ll be able to enjoy all the things you could enjoy during the summer, but save money in doing so.

The Romance

Santorini is famous for its unbeatable romantic experience, which drives hundreds upon thousands honeymooners here every year. Fine wine, black sand beaches, the sweeping views of the caldera and the deep, colorful sunset all spell romance for many young newlyweds.

But if there’s any Santorini season that’s more romantic than the rest, it’s spring. In spring, you can lounge on the balcony with a glass of wine or enjoy relative privacy (compared to summer crowds) on the beach. You can enjoy adventures together, but you can also enjoy peace and tranquility, just taking in the scenery and each other’s company.

Especially in spring, you’ll want to take a picture of every sight that takes your breath away so you can remember it for the rest of your years together.

If you’re searching for a good Santorini hotel Oia is the best place to find it. Oia, Santorini is positioned over the gorgeous, mysterious caldera, and is the best place on the island to watch the sunset. It’s also along a walking path to Fira, Santorini’s capital, and close to the bus line.

Strogili Traditional Houses is a hotel in Oia, Santorini that offers splendid caldera views as well as rooms with your own balcony or veranda. It’s the perfect accommodation in the perfect location for your perfect spring holiday in Santorini.