One of the most popular destinations in Greece, Santorini is known for its stunning views, picturesque whitewashed villages on cliffs, blue-domed churches, beautiful beaches and excellent wines.
And while it’s a fact that thousands of tourists from all over the world flock to the Greek island every summer, Santorini can be visited all year round and especially during the month of March.
One may ask, “Why?”
Panagiotis Inglesis*, co-owner and general manager of the Athina Luxury Suites boutique hotel, tells us that there is something “extra special” about visiting Santorini in March and gives us the following reasons:
1. Mild Weather: March marks the transition from winter to spring, making it an ideal time to visit Santorini. The weather is warm, but not too hot, allowing visitors to enjoy all that the island has to offer without feeling too uncomfortable. Temperatures usually range from the mid-50s to mid-60s Fahrenheit, making it perfect for outdoor activities such as hiking and exploring the many villages on the island.
2. Less Crowds: While Santorini is a popular destination, March is considered the off-season. This means that there are fewer tourists, making it easier to experience the island’s true charm. From quieter beaches to more relaxed restaurants, March is a great time to visit Santorini if you’re looking for a more low-key vacation.
3. Unique Events: March is also a time for unique events on the island. For example, the Greek Orthodox Church celebrates the Feast of Saint Gerasimos on the first Sunday of March. This celebration features a procession of the Saint’s icon throughout the streets of Oia and is a truly unique experience.
4. Stunning Scenery: Finally, one of the biggest reasons to visit Santorini in March is the stunning scenery. With the winter rains behind us, the island is covered in a blanket of green, making it even more beautiful than usual. The sunsets over the caldera are truly breathtaking, and the views from the villages of Oia and Fira are not to be missed.
5. Athina Luxury Suites: If you’re looking for a luxurious and comfortable stay in Santorini, Athina Luxury Suites is the perfect place for you. Located in the heart of Fira, the capital of the island, our stunning hotel offers breathtaking views of the caldera and the Aegean Sea. With its spacious suites, excellent facilities, and personalized service, Athina Luxury Suites is the perfect place to relax and recharge during your visit to Santorini.
In conclusion, there are many reasons to visit Santorini in March. From the mild weather and fewer crowds to the unique events and stunning scenery, this is the perfect time to experience all that this beautiful island has to offer. Whether you’re looking for a low-key vacation or an adventure-filled getaway, Santorini in March is sure to exceed your expectations.
* Panagiotis Inglesis and his wife Artemis Argyrou are the owners of the Athina Luxury Suites boutique hotel. Together they had a vision to create one of the best boutique hotels on Santorini.
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