What not to do when in Santorini!
Santorini -Santorini car rental-is one of the most famous islands not only in Greece but worldwide. It is worth visiting this island at least once in your life as it has a lot of amazing opportunities and memories to offer you. Schedule your trip to Santorini for the next summer and live an unforgettable summer!
Do not fight over sunbeds
We know that you want to sit on the beach and relax with your friends and family. But when we are talking about July or August in Santorini, there is literally a flow of people in the streets and beaches. This could mean that you will not be able to find a sunbed or an umbrella in a beach bar.
It is really not worth fighting over sunbeds or waiting for an hour until another set of sunbeds is available. There are really many beaches that are equally beautiful as Perissa, but less crowded and quieter. There, you will be able to enjoy your swim without any nuisances.
Rent a car in Santorini
The only thing we will need to warn you about, is the lack of bus routes. The buses in Santorini are crowded during summer and you will probably have to wait long for the next bus! So it would be better if you rented a vehicle so that you will have your ease. You will be able to visit more places, beaches, and of course, avoid the packed center of the island! Rent a car at Santorini port car rental.
Do not visit crowded places
Santorini is literally packed during the summer as tourists from all over the world are coming to visit it. Please do yourself a favor and avoid going to crowded places. Make sure to create a plan ahead of you so that you will know which restaurants, beaches and routes to follow. It is not fun having to follow a wild crowd of people in order to reach your restaurant.
There are many places in Santorini where you can have a quiet, romantic moment with your loved ones without having to be pushed here and there. Choose beaches that are less known like Vlychada or Columbou beach which are quiet and magnificent.
The same goes for the central alleys of Oia, Fira and Firostefani. If you want to enjoy your walk there, choose the morning or the early afternoon when things are quieter.
Do not pay a fortune for your dinner
We all know that Santorini is a quite high end island and it is not recommended for low budget vacation. But you should think about it twice. Why? Because there are many restaurants and taverns that offer you a variety of food for little money. The point is that most people do not search it before hands so they end up going to the most popular taverns in the center.
If you choose to do a small research before you leave for vacation, we are sure that you will find more affordable places with excellent food choices!
Do not buy wine from a liquor store
If you wish to buy some wine from Greece, do not go directly to a liquor store or a super market. It is better to visit a winery and gain the whole experience of the Greek wines. Book a tour at the local wineries and taste the great quality Greek wines. Most wineries offer you a wine tasting and local food platters to complete the wine-experience!
Enjoy the sunset but not in the famous places
When it comes to the famous sunset of Santorini, do not go in Oia and be packed with tourists. You will not enjoy the sunset as you will probably be pushed around from other people and you will not be able to capture a decent photo. The many tourists who have been waiting for hours to capture a photo of the sunset and then cheer when the sun is down will definitely ruin a romantic moment.
On the contrary, many other not so famous places like the church of Saint John and the lighthouse, Mpaxedes and more! It will be an even more amazing experience if you discover your own favorite place to watch the sunset.
Do not limit yourselves in Oia and Fira
As we mentioned before, the most famous places are the most crowded ones. So please do not limit yourselves in Oia and Fira only. There are plenty of villages, churces and restaurants which you can visit. Make sure to look for them before hands and always ask the locals! They will talk to you about the purest places!
We will be glad when you will enjoy your vacation in Santorini!