Santorini Climate & Weather
Santorini is part of the Cyclades Islands, where the climate is almost typically Mediterranean. The North African climate does influence it to some degree. Visitors will find hot, dry weather in summer and mild winters.
Peak-season temperatures (July and August) range from 86ºF (30ºC) during the day to 72ºF (22ºC) at night. Conditions can get hotter during heat waves. Summer is crowded and temperatures can get oppressively hot. Rainfall is almost non-existent in summer but showers can be expected between October and April.
Spring and autumn are probably the best times to visit Santorini. More specifically, beach lovers will enjoy the sea towards the end of spring, when the water gets warmer. The beginning of autumn is another good moment on the island. The ocean is still very warm, most tourist have left and the rainy season hasn't started yet.
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