When is the best time to go to Santorini?

When is the best time to go to Santorini? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • In Santorini, the weather is good everywhere in February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December
  • The best months to go to Fira are February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December
  • On average, the warmest months in Fira are June, July, August and September, and the coldest months are January, February and March
  • The rainiest months in this city are January, February and December
  • The cities with the best climate are Fira, Imerovigli, Kamari, Oia, Akrotiri, Ammoudi, Aspronissi, Emporio, Exo Gialos Thiras and Finikia, with good weather at least 10 months a year
  • The best months for swimming in Fira are June, July, August, September and October

Annual weather in Santorini

For information about the climate and the weather city by city in Santorini for a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 59°F
6 days
February 61°F
6 days
March 61°F
3 days
April 65°F
1 days
May 70°F
2 days
June 76°F
1 days
July 79°F
0 days
August 81°F
0 days
September 77°F
1 days
October 72°F
3 days
November 68°F
3 days
December 63°F
5 days

Best time to travel to Santorini by cities

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Temperatures and rainfall in Santorini

On these 3 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Santorini and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Fira, Imerovigli, Kamari, Oia and Akrotiri, as well as the month-by-month sea temperature for coastal cities.

Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Santorini

Find out when Santorini has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons in Santorini

The months with low numbers of tourists are: January, February, March, April, November and December. The number of visitors to Santorini is high in: May, June, July, August, September and October.

  • Very low season in Santorini: January, February, March, November and December.
  • Low season in Santorini: April.
  • High season in Santorini: May, June and October.
  • Peak season in Santorini: July, August and September.

Figure: Visitor index for Santorini month by month

Where to go in Santorini?

This table allows you to see the maximum temperature for each city and our opinion on the weather month by month (see colour legend below the table).

Cities jan.feb.mar.apr.mayjun.jul.aug.sep.oct.nov.dec.
Exo Gialos Thiras59°F61°F61°F65°F70°F76°F79°F81°F77°F72°F68°F63°F
Néa Kameni59°F61°F61°F65°F70°F76°F79°F81°F77°F72°F68°F63°F
Palia Kameni59°F61°F61°F65°F70°F76°F79°F81°F77°F72°F68°F63°F
Pyrgos Kallistis59°F61°F61°F65°F70°F76°F79°F81°F77°F72°F68°F63°F


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About Santorini

What can I do in Santorini?

Beaches / swimming

Nature and countryside

Culture and heritage


Family travel

Crafts / shopping



Is this weather information for Santorini reliable?

Climate data for Santorini has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for Santorini allows us to determine the average for each month in Fira, Imerovigli, Kamari, Oia, Akrotiri, Ammoudi, Aspronissi, Emporio, and 12 other cities.

So yes: this data is reliable except in cases of temporary climate disruption in the region.

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