When we speak about Santorini we always bear in mind the island itself but, actually, it is a circular archipelago that is the southernmost member of the Cycladic islands. The Santorini island complex consists of two inhabited islands (Santorini and Thirassià) and three uninhabited ones (Aspronìssi, Palea Kamèni and Nea Kaimèni).
When you go to the SantCycladic Sky-blue-white, lightweight clothing, long cotton dresses, short tops, t-shirts, sleeve-less shirts, skirts and (high-waisted) shorts are quite enough. Swimsuits are a-must in summer but also during the other periods of time. The water is usually warm enough to swim in late spring and autumn for everybody, not only for enthusiasts.
Flat shoes are recommended for the evening, hiking sandals – for the day and flip flops – for the beach. It’s good to take a light jacket for the evenings, especially in fall (i.e. from September on) when days can be very hot but mornings and evenings chilly and windy.
The general mildness of the weather of Santorini all the year round is because of its southern location in the Mediterranean Sea. It is also due to its formation around the volcano. Summer starts in May and ends in October on the island. This period is known as the “dry season” and is characterized by a continuous bright sunshine that normally lasts for 12 hours. Shiny, a?! 🙂 The winter months in Santorini are from November to April when the island gets more rainfall that any other time of the year and that’s why this period of time is known as the “wet season”.
Would you like to keep that warm and shiny Mediterranean spirit? Okay, then. Go go gooooo ….