One of the most famous islands in Greece!
As the island of romance, Santorini is also an ideal honeymoon destination. If you prefer to skip the crowds and lower your budget a late autumn, early spring or winter escape to Santorini will offer magical moments of solitude, peace and relaxation.
Hotels in Santorini Open During The Winter Time
Greece might not be a tropical destination with eternal sunshine but the winter months are considerably warmer than in Northern Europe and the prices are lower compared to the summer season. So, what are you waiting for?
The eternal beauty of Santorini can be enjoyed all year around as evident by the increasing number of hotels and restaurants that are staying open 365 days a year, to accommodate their visitors.
The list of hotels that follow offer private or semi private hot tubs or heated pools, perfect for those colder nights and for stargazing across the Aegean.
Angel Cave Houses hotel in Santorini is a charming and secluded option for your stay on the island. It offers five suites, including a Honeymoon Suite and a Superior Suite that accommodates up to 4 people. Located in Oia, arguably the most picturesque village on the island, it is open all year round, offering guests a warm and intimate setting for their leisurely moments. There are private and semi private outdoor heated whirlpools for each suite.
A stunning villa with all the amenities of a luxurious hotel, Cave Suite Oia, is an ideal choice for honeymooners, families and groups of friends. The suite can accommodate up to 4 guests, and is characterized by its traditional and minimalist aesthetic. The private outdoor Jacuzzi pool will make your stay unforgettable. Cave suites Oia operates from the 1st of April till the 7th of January.
Oia in the winter months
Delta Suites in Oia can become your own private haven in the heart of Santorini. The Superior Villa can host up to 4 guests and comes with its own outdoor enclosed and heated plunge pool. For solo travellers or couples, the Deluxe Villa also comes with own private terrace and an outdoor heated Jacuzzi. Both villas look towards the caldera and are ideally situated to enjoy the famous sunsets of Santorini.
A beautiful property in Oia with the traditional architecture and aesthetic of the Cave and Sea Captain Houses of Santorini. Anemi House & Villas has options for 2 to 8 guests with direct views of the breathtaking volcanic island. Spacious and luxuriously equipped, they offer all the comforts of a modern lifestyle within a charming traditional setting.
Pick the Anemi Lovers House for your own private hot tub with breathtaking views of the Aegean Sea and the Calderra cliffs, or the Anemi Villa to relax in the outdoor heated plunge pool.
Sunset view from Fira in the winter
Aqua Luxury Suites
Aqua Luxury Suites is an elegant property located in Imerovigli, also known as “the balcony of the Aegean”. Tucked between Fira, which is the busiest part of the island during the winter months, and Oia, Imerovigli is an ideal location for travellers to base themselves on to explore the island.
In Aqua Luxury Suites, visitors will find a sanctuary of absolute tranquility and bliss, with suites, villas and apartments to suit every traveller and their needs. Make sure to book a room with a hot tub or plunge pool, like the stunning Superior Sunset Suite that will certainly become the highlight of your stay.
De Sol Hotel & Spa
De Sol Hotel & Spa is the biggest hotel on this list, a magnificent 5* property with high class services centrally located close to Fira. De Sol Hotel & Spa boasts a secluded retreat setting, with 38 luxury rooms and 7 exclusive suites with private heated pools. There is also a lavish Spa and Wellness Center for more pampering and relaxation moments.
Fira in the winter
Cleo’s Dream Villa is located in Oia and offers total privacy and a luxurious and intimate environment with a view of the dramatic landscape of the caldera below. If you decide to leave your private outdoor terrace and heated jacuzzi pool, the famous castle of Oia is only a short 5 minute walk away.
General information for Santorini in the winter?
- How many days should I spend in Santorini?
If this is your first time visiting the island or you really want to relax and unwind I would suggest a 5 to 7 day stay in Santorini in the winter. That gives you enough time in case the weather is bad during a few of your days or if there are any delays with your ferry or airplane connections.
- Can you swim in Santorini in the winter?
It is not impossible but the water will be cold. Depending of course on if you are visiting in late autumn or early spring, with late autumn having warmer water temperatures. However, there are some beautiful beaches on the island worth exploring even if you don’t choose to swim.
- What is the best area to stay in Santorini in winter?
This will depend on whether you are after total peace and tranquility, if you prefer to cook and eat in your room or dine out and of course if you are renting a vehicle during your stay. Hotels close to Fira are perfect if you are using public transport and prefer to walk. Oia is ideal if you are renting a vehicle or would prefer to stay in one place but you can also navigate the island with buses from here.
- Where should you watch the sunset in Santorini?
There is no wrong place! Everywhere is absolutely stunning, especially with good company and a glass of beautiful Santorinian wine. There are also a few famous sunsets spots you might want to check out.
- What is the weather like in Santorini in the winter?
December is when temperatures begin to drop in Santorini, hovering around 15 Celsius during the day, with frequent rain and wind as you go into January. February and March, the temperatures are between 15 and 10 degrees Celsius during the day, but hot sunny days that reach 20 or more degrees are not uncommon.
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