Santorini is one of the most photographed islands in Europe. When you book cheap flights to Santorini, Greece you’ll understand why. Santorini is a unique destination set in a huge volcanic crater with incredible scenery and beautiful villages. With the savings you make on your cheap Santorini flights you can afford to make the most of your time on this beautiful island, whether you’re an adventure seeker, romantic or foodie.
When to book cheap flights to Santorini
The most popular time to book Santorini cheap flights is during the summer when the Greek island is at its warmest. The hottest months are July and August when temperatures peak at 30°C during the day. June is the busiest time of year for tourists on the island. If you’re planning on doing a lot of sightseeing during your stay then you should fly to Santorini between March and June or September and November when the island is less crowded and temperatures are cooler. Accommodation is usually cheaper from September to November. Search Ryanair Rooms to find great hotel deals.
What to see in Santorini
Santorini is home to fascinating archaeological sites, beautiful dive spots and jaw-dropping scenery. When you fly to Santorini, one of the first places on your must-see list should be the Akrotini Archaeological site. Known as the “Greek Pompeii”, Akrotini is an incredibly well-preserved site that offers a fascinating insight into what life was like on the island in around 1450 B.C.
Santorini is home to the most recognised, active volcanic structure in the South Aegean Sea.
The volcano has erupted around 12 times in the last 200,000 years with the most recent happening in 1950. Take a tour and you’ll get to explore its surface craters.
Make the trip to the village of Oia to see one of the most beautiful towns on the island. Head there in the evening for an extra special treat and see a gorgeous sunset like no other. Raise a glass of the local wine and toast your cheap flights to Santorini.
There’s no better way to explore the quaint villages of Santorini than by foot. To get from town to town, the best option is to use Santorini’s local bus service operated by KTEL. There are routes from Fira to many destinations around the island including to and from the airport. Alternatively, you can rent a car using Ryanair Car Hire and make your own way around after your Santorini flights. If you want to visit a few different islands during your stay there is a ferry available that departs from Athinios.
What to eat in Santorini
Santorini is heaven for foodies, offering a wonderful mix of traditional Greek food and Mediterranean cuisine. Some foods you absolutely have to try during your stay include Fava, a yellow split pea purée. The local Santorini tomatoes are the star ingredient in Domatokeftedes, a fried vegetarian dish consisting of peppers, onions, mint and aromatic herbs. Saganaki – fried cheese wrapped in filo pastry and covered in honey is another delicious dish. Bon Appétit!