Santorini, Greece: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Santorini, Greece? If you're planning to go to Santorini, I've got some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Santorini, Greece

Based on the climate and weather in Santorini, the best time to go is May. See below for details.

Important essentials for Santorini, Greece

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Santorini, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

    Cases are climbing again, and areas are returning to lockdown. If you or a companion get COVID-19, you may be stuck with no way home -- but travel insurance can protect you. Learn more about COVID-19 and travel insurance

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of protection possible.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent TSA-friendly option.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks aren't sold for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards frequently wear out. An unreadable card can cause severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas of this country may have unreliable tap water, so it's important to take an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a superb one.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

What to wear/what to pack for Santorini, Greece by month

Already know when you're traveling?

January

If you go to Santorini in January, you will notice that it can be chilly. Daytime temperatures are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

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February

Traveling to Santorini in February, you will notice that it is chilly. Daytime temperatures are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

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March

Traveling to Santorini in March, you will notice that it is crisp. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

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April

If you vacation in Santorini during April, you may see that it is balmy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C).

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May

May for Santorini is balmy. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day.

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June

If you visit Santorini during June, you might see that it is a perfect temperature. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C).

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July

If you visit Santorini during July, you may see that it is extremely warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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August

August in this region is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

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September

September in Santorini is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day.

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October

If you go to Santorini in October, you will notice that it is mild. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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November

November in Santorini is mild. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C).

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December

December in Santorini is chilly. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) to low 60s F (mid 10s C).

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Activities for Santorini, Greece

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Santorini.

If you see the Volcan Wines Museum & Winery, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

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