How to Avoid the Tourists in Santorini
Get out in the mornings. Carley suggests setting your alarm for an earlier start to your day. This way you can stroll the island villages before most of the tourists arrive.
Visit off-season. Carley visited Santorini in mid-May and spent six nights on the island. “Mid-May is a much slower time of year than July and August,” she explained. With an average temperature in the mid 70s, May is also a pleasant time to visit weather wise.
Go Beyond Oía. “Oía is definitely the most popular village, and tourists arrive every afternoon from tour buses and cruise ships,” Carley said. So she mixed things up. “I loved exploring more off-the-beaten path areas just outside of Oía like the small picturesque villages of Imerovigli and Finikia.”