Off Season vs High Season
If you think that the Greek islands and especially Santorini look the same in summer and in winter, well, think again!
• In the summer, the number of people in Santorini (residents, tourists, employees, cruise passengers) can reach the staggering number of 100,000! In winter, it is just the permanent residents – almost 13,000.
• In the summer, all shops, restaurants, hotels, bars etc are open. In winter, there are hardly any places open, especially on the coast.
• In the summer, temperature can reach 35 degrees Celsius, which is too hot to go trekking or walking for a long time. In winter, everything is green and temperature can go as low as 8 degrees Celsius – trekking is done with jackets.
• In the summer, there are traffic jams, crowds of people visiting the villages and quite a lot of noise. In the winter, the roads, the beaches and the villages are deserted - it is peace and quiet!
Here are some more photos from the same places in Santorini is summer and winter.
So, which season do YOU prefer?
Metropolis, Fira in April and February
Volcano View in November and March
Perivolos Black Beach in December, March and July