Where should I live in Santorini?

The best places to stay in Santorini are the towns of Fira, Oia, Imerovigli, and Firostefani that are located along the caldera cliff on the western side of the island. All of these towns have wonderful views of the volcano and caldera.

Is Santorini a good place to live?

There are fewer expats than on other islands, so Santorini offers the chance to get stuck into Greek life and live side by side with the locals. Moving to Santorini has a lot to offer. If you think you can handle the influx of tourists in summer, the island is a magical place to live.

What is the nicest town in Santorini?

Oia is arguably the most beautiful village in Santorini. Home to magical sunsets, chocolate-box architecture, and delightful art galleries, it is also its most frequented destination. Clinging to the rim of the caldera, on the northern tip of the island, this whitewashed marvel is worth visiting for the views alone.

Is it expensive to live in Santorini?

Life on Santorini is not cheap, also for locals! Petrol is expensive as already mention, rents are too plus internet, electricity, water and telephone… A coffee (which coffee though!) goes from 2.50 euro, at a local cafe, till 5 or 6 euro, on the caldera.

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Does anyone actually live in Santorini?

During winter time only a few people live in Santorini and in the summertime when the island is very populated, everyone is very busy and it is very difficult to meet even for a coffee. So the golden rule is quality over quantity, for everything.

Which is better Santorini or Mykonos?

The scenery, views, sunsets, and natural beauty of Santorini are unrivaled by Mykonos or any other Greek island. Mykonos is not without its beautiful spots but for scenes that are truly jaw-dropping, Santorini wins hands-down. Santorini is more romantic and much better suited to a honeymoon or couples vacation.

Is there much crime in Santorini?

The Safety Rate for Exploring Santorini

Now, when it comes to exploring Santorini, thanks to the purported 0% general crime rate on the island, the safety rates are expectedly high. Specifically, it’s 96.88% high to walk around the various towns of Santorini during the day. At night, the safety rate drops to 87.50%.

Is Fira or Oia better?

Fira is the isalnd’s capital and the livelier village of the two with much more nightlife and shopping. Oia is the more luxurious village with romantic restaurants and high-end shopping.

Is it better to stay in Oia or imerovigli?

Imerovigli has the best overall views of the sunset and caldera. Oia has lots of excellent shops, hotels, restaurants, cafes and galleries and depending on which hotel you choose it can still be very quiet there. Prices may be higher in some locations but there are still bargains to be found.

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Which side of Santorini is better?

The best place to stay in Santorini is the west coast side that actually offers the best uninterrupted famous views of the volcano, the caldera, and the sunset. If you have ever seen a picture of Santorini, 99.9999% of the photographer was sitting on the edge of the cliff of that west coast side.

Is Oia Santorini expensive?

Oia is Expensive

For us, that was so expensive that we opted to only stay for only three nights compared to eight nights in Crete. The shopping in Santorini is very expensive, too, especially in Oia.

How many locals live in Santorini?

“Over 25,000 people are now permanent residents. We have a birthrate of around 150 every year, probably the highest in Greece.

Can I live in Crete?

Crete has a large number of expats who live on the island all year round alongside the local population, so although the months between November and May are quieter, there is still plenty to do. … Winter is also the time of year for one of Crete’s most famous and most enjoyable events.

How does Santorini get its water?

Santorini really has no sources of natural drinking water. While a couple of new sea water desalination plants have been able to supply the main cities with clean water, many households still rely on collecting the winter rain fall in large tanks that sit on top of many houses.

When did Santorini erupt?

In 1646 BC a massive volcanic eruption, perhaps one of the largest ever witnessed by mankind, took place at Thera (present day Santorini), an island in the Aegean not far from Crete.

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