The stunning landscape of Santorini brilliantly blends with the golden colors of the fall, with the scarlet hues of the sunset and the first scintillating drops of autumn rainfall creating a symphony of sights and scents one could never forget. Santorini in Autumn is a lady in a gown, ready to twist and turn releasing the gentlest breeze…ready to bow to your deepest desires.
So, if you are planning to visit the island for its sights and attractions, its breathtaking views and culinary revelations, keep in mind that Santorini in October is as beautiful as ever without the hordes of tourists and high season prices.
Pack your bags with summer travel essentials as the weather in Santorini may still be warm but make sure to bring along a jacket, a long-sleeve shirt and an umbrella as you may witness some sporadic wind and rainfall.
The temperatures are perfect for touring the sights even during midday, the lesser crowds allow you to find the best spots on the island to watch the legendary sunset at ease and relish local flavors and coffee in view of the Caldera at reasonable prices.
The tourists are scarce wherever you go, from restaurants to boat cruises and donkey rides there will be no waiting in line nor getting stack with the worst table with no view.
You may still be wondering what to do in Santorini in Autumn and the answer is simple. You may do anything you desire to do only in a more qualitative sense.
You can plan an excursion to the island’s top sights and attractions, partake in a number of watersports adventures, sail to the Caldera on a sunset cruise or enjoy a day cruise to an island nearby. Take in the panoramas of Firostefani and Oia, walk through the streets of Fira, delve into the depths of the past in Akrotiri and embrace the one of a kind beauty of the volcanic beaches of Santorini. Visit the wineries and taste some of the finest wines produced in the region, savor the island’s most mouth-watering culinary creations and fall for Santorini in October at your own pace and whim.
During the month of October, there are several events taking place on the island that you may find interesting. Travel beyond boarders, “Beyond White”, at the homonymous photography exhibition at Santorini arts Factory until October 8th, discover the highest trends of contemporary art in Greece through the cultural activity platform #Rest@rt at the Aqua Gallery, attend the exciting water sports of the Santorini Experience in Imerovigli, Firostefani and Oia between the 6th and 8th of October and defy gravity on October 7th at the 7th Red Bull Art of Motion in Oia.
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If again you wish to dance, feast and sing as the locals make sure to visit the island’s religious festivities taking place at Kamari Village on October 10th during the feast day of Agia Zoni, at Firostefani on October 20th, on the name day of Agios Gerasimos, at most villages of Santorini on October the 22nd celebrating the patron of wine Agios Averkios and at Messaria on October the 26th for the name day of Agios Dimitrios.
During the month of October, the island’s vibrancy has settled down, the frenzy has passed and the sky has been dressed with far more clouds than usual creating an even more magical setting to live your own fairytale.