Holiday in Santorini – Your guide to Santorini, Greece

 

Regional Information

Population: 12,000
Language: Greek
Currency: Euro
Time Zone: UTC/GMT +2

Weather

Weather in Santorini is mild and dry throughout most of the year. Abundant sunshine makes it a popular tourist destination, especially during the summer months of June to August when the island receives an average of 12-13 hours sunshine each day. Temperatures during this period average about 29°C (84°F) during the day and reach up to 35°C (95°F) on occasions. Regular breezes from across the sea are a welcome break from the heat and bring night time temperatures down to about 20 - 24°C (68 - 75°F). While the winter months of November to February are traditionally the wettest times of the year in Santorini, the days are still mostly sunny with average temperatures of 10 - 14°C (50 - 57°) dropping to 4 - 7°C (39 - 44°F) overnight.

Fascinating Facts

  1. The traditional Greek name for Santorini is Thira.
  2. Santorini is 18km (11 miles) in length and covers an area of 76 square kilometres (29.3 square miles).
  3. In 1500 BC, Santorini was ripped apart by a volcanic eruption that created the caldera and is thought to have wiped out the Minoan civilisation.
  4. The last volcanic eruption on the island was at Nea Kameni in 1950.
  5. There are no rivers and few natural springs on Santorini so most of the water supply comes from rain tanks and desalination.
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