Santorini, one of the top most wanted destinations in the world is also the most expensive. With amazing views, luxury cave houses on the cliff and a dreamy ambience of color, light, and style, undoubtedly, everyone would want to experience the magnificence of this place. There are, however, ways to make your stay less expensive. And this is what I will talk about next, how to get the best deals in Santorini in 2021.
The most expensive areas of the island will always be the cliff side facing the Aegean Sea, the volcano island Nea Kameni and Thirasia. The sun also sets on this part of the island and getting a ticket to this show is a battle as everyone chases the best spot. Nature has no price, and many are willing to pay thousands of euro a night to feel the magic and forget about the world for even just a day. The villages of Thira, Oia and Akrotiri are world famous for the breathtaking views and heavenly vibe. It feels like living in wonderland. Everything is perfectly projected or should I say the imperfect style makes it all look so perfect.
The Discount Card
To make your stay more affordable for longer, a group of entrepreneurial enthusiasts has created for you the Discount Card. Valid on the whole island, the card can be used with all amenities and services such as:
- Tours and activities
- Car- moto rental
- Personal Service
- Get discounts of 5% to 50%.
- Valid 1 year
When to buy the card?
We suggest you to buy it before arriving to Santorini to ensure that you enjoy the benefits early on. Get discounts everywhere you go.
Why to buy the card?
This card will help to cut down on costs on everything that you do. One day you can have awesome discounts on a restaurant with gorgeous views in Thira and the next day in Oia. You can get your holiday to the next level of awesomeness and still have some money left in your pocket by the end of your stay.
Travel in low season
Another way to enjoy Santorini for less money is to travel low season, meaning at the beginning and at the end of the season. The charm of the island is still there and you will be able to enjoy either way, if not more. There are more advantages than you might think, such as:
- Cheaper accommodation
- Less crowds or no crowds
- Less noisy
- Take pictures without 100 people in them
- Save time
- Save money on flights, ferry
- More discounts with the Discount Card
As you can imagine the atmosphere is quite different during low season. And this somehow feels like the calm before the storm. Some people enjoy the calmness and the less noisy Santorini, while others prefer the craziness. But I am sure nobody actually enjoys rubbing shoulders with everyone on the street. If you don’t know, the streets are pretty narrow in all villages and during high season there’s no space to throw a needle.
I hope you will enjoy Santorini and take advantage of the Discount Card as it was created to help you make your exploration journey easier. Lastly, have a look at this 3 day itinerary in Santorini that covers all the highlights of the island.