Off Sea­son vs High Sea­son

Santorini Traveler - - EDITORIAL -

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

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