Santorini has been for many years at the top 10 destinations worldwide. It is a beautiful greek island with traditional white houses, picturesque streets and amazing beaches. The breathtaking view of the cliff, the romantic sunset view, and its active volcano are some of the reasons that make it a dream destination for millions of people.
Santorini is generally perceived as an expensive destination; however, our team is here to show you how you can visit Santorini on a budget.
Tip # 1 : Visit Santorini in Spring
The first suggestion is to prefer visit Santorini during months that it is not very crowded . Spring and more specifically April and May are ideal months for a visitor that would like to see Santorini blossomed, get much better deals in all services and products and live the experience of Orthodox or Catholic Easter. The temperature during these months is ideal around 20-25 °C . The visitors can enjoy the beaches and explore all the hotspots of Santorini avoiding the big crowds of the summer.
Tip #2 : Choose wisely the location of your accommodation
Santorini offers a wide variety of different areas, prices and style of accommodation that could please any visitor’s preferences. One of the most beautiful areas of Santorini is located in the south of the island, in the area of Perissa. In this area there are numerous hotels and airbnbs minutes away from the famous black sanded beach , in very affordable prices. The southern part of the island is surrounded by many traditional villages and beautiful views that are worth the visitor’s time. For instance, Megalochori, a small traditional village with old wineries, Akrotiri which is the red sanded beach and the famous prehistoric town of Thira , and Pyrgos the highest village with amazing views and unique easter events. All of the above places are less touristic and can offer to the visitor numerous choices in restaurants, wineries and taverns where someone can taste original greek dishes and wine at very affordable prices.
Tip #3 : Rent a car for the safest and most convenient transportation
The safest and most convenient way to move around the island is to hire a car. Santorini Dream Cars is here to make this very easy for you in just 3 simple steps through our website. We offer a wide variety of vehicles so every visitor can find the ideal holiday car. Once you realize your reservation, you will be able to pick up and drop off the vehicle of your choice at the airport, the port or your hotel at the time you desire since we are offering our car hire services 24/7. A member or our team will meet you at the arranged time and place, explain to you all the necessary details about the car rental and give you useful advice about the island. The car rental in Santorini is the best choice since it is a windy island with different temperatures between day and night. Moreover, all areas of Santorini offer free public parking lots and numerous gas stations every few kilometers so you can safely visit all the hotspots of the island and be comfortable exploring them. All the car hire experience is realized without any hidden fees, free mileage, and a customer service team 24/7 available to support you.
Tip #4 : Discover the traditional greek cuisine
Santorini offers unlimited choices in restaurants from high-end gastronomy to small traditional taverns. Take the chance to taste fresh fish and seafood in any of the small taverns by the sea in the southern part of the island, the combination of delicious traditional dishes and pleasant sea breeze will amaze you. Also, don’t forget to try the famous greek street food souvlaki while you are taking your walk at the center of Fira. In Megalochori and Akrotiri you can find some beautiful old family wineries where you can taste the famous wine varieties of Santorini preserved for hundreds of years. Do not miss the experience of enjoying a cocktail with your beloved one with the beautiful sunset view which will offer you an unforgettable romantic moment.
These are just some of our suggestions for someone that would like to visit Santorini on a budget. Good research and early reservations will help to organize the journey of your dreams in the beautiful island of Santorini. Santorini Dream Cars is always on your side to offer you high-quality car hire services and lots of tips in order to make your spring break in Santorini an unforgettable experience.
Info about Santorini Dream Cars
Santorini car rental is a family business with +8 years of experience on the Island. You can hire your car from Santorini airport, Santorini port and your hotel at no extra charge. We provide unlimited km, free theft insurance, and free child seats and you can Pay on arrival. We provide a 10% discount on your Santorini car rental when you rent your car for more than 3 days.