If you are planning to visit Santorini, it would not be a good idea to do a cruise. You’re not going to get much time to explore the island and when you do, it is full of tourists. Since you only have limited time, you won’t be able to do the most popular activities there. Besides, the best cruises are those that happen during the day which means they aren’t overnight.

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It would be better to stay at least one night if you want to see what makes Santorini so popular. One of the best things to do there is stay at one of Santorini’s hotels. They may be expensive but they’re worth every penny as the rooms are simply wonderful. In fact, you’re going to get your own view of the Caldera in your room.

It is highly recommended to stay in Santorini for five days or even a week but definitely not a day trip. 

Almost all the hotels give you a soothing experience like no other. Most give you your own hot tub or private pool. The peak season for touring Santorini is April, May, June, September and October.

Top 3 Reasons to not take a cruise to Santorini

You’re not going to stay in one of Santorini’s renowned hotels.

You won’t have much time to wander around the island.

You won’t see the island at its best because you’ll see it when it is overpopulated.

After all the ships have left the island, you can finally experience the peaceful environment of Santorini. It is certainly better to stay there longer and check out what Santorini has to offer.

You’ll come across places you did not put in your itinerary but you’re glad to come across anyway. It is great to explore places that only Santorini can give you and you won’t be able to do that if you take a cruise ship. It is hard enough to make an itinerary because it is never followed. It is better to go with the flow. 

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