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5 Things To Know Before You Go To Santorini, Greece

By DeAnna Taylor

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Santorini, Greece is known for its beautiful backdrop of white stone buildings with bold blue tops.

However, there is a lot more to this city. Here are 5 things you need to know before visiting Santorini.

You can save money by staying in Fira

Fira is the capital of Santorini and on average, it’s less pricey than other key areas of Santorini — such as Oia and Imerovigli. While you can find better views outside of Fira, Fira is still very beautiful and also boasts great views of its own. Fira is also more lively and bustling but can be quiet on the outskirts if that’s your preference.

Taking those blowing dress pictures are easier than you think

You can actually rent those beautiful gowns in Santorini. If you want to save space in your luggage, then take this route. There are tons of websites out there that offer visitors rental options. Companies like Santorini Dress Rental will allow you to choose the gown of your choice for the day. There are also photographers who will rent gowns in addition to providing photography services. Most of the gowns are “one size fits all” so keep that in mind when considering this option.

Santorini is a ghost town in the winter

Many of the local restaurants, hotels and businesses shut down for the season in early November and don’t reopen until spring. This is the least popular time to visit Santorini due to temperatures in the 50s.

Related: 10 Photos That Will Make You Fall In Love With Santorini


You can get IG worthy pics by visiting local hotel bars

Instead of staying in some of the more expensive hotels in the area that have the best views, you can simply visit the bar instead. Many hotels are open to allowing tourists to utilize their views as long as you purchase something. Just double check with the business before you start taking photos without permission.

It is a lovers city

While everyone is anxious to get to Santorini, it isn’t known for its nightlife. If you are looking for more of a turn up, you may want to head to Mykonos. Santorini is a more romantic and laid place. It is perfect for those looking for stunning views and intimate dinner settings.

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DeAnna Taylor

DeAnna Taylor is a criminal defense Attorney turned travel blogger, author, and writer. While Charlotte, NC (her hometown) is her base, she's always somewhere on a plane. Catch her on IG: @brokeandabroadlife.

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