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New Year's in Santorini

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New Year's in Santorini

Hi,

We are planning to visit Greece in Late December. Will cover Athenes & Santorini.

Santorini will be 31st Dec & 1st Jan. Read a lot of reviews and most of them said that it's an off season therefore not many tourists and facilities. but of some of the reviews were very positive.

Please suggest what should we expect if we visit Santorini in New Year and places to celebrate the same.

Thanks,

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1. Re: New Year's in Santorini

hi,as said it is winter,it is off season and the only place with some life will be fira..don't know about where to celebrate,hope others can help...

can you change the plan and celebrate the new year's in athens? it makes much more sense,you will be spoilt for choice for things to do in new year's eve in athens,unlike santorini.

keep in mind the weather is not guaranteed to be good as well,you may find anything from sunshine to rain,..expect high winds in santorini..here is what santorini -oia- is like in winter -february-.. (see the photos in post number 4)

tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowTopic-g482941-i9230-k6…

Edited: 18 August 2014, 18:57
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2. Re: New Year's in Santorini

New Years celebrations in Athens:

http://tinyurl.com/ykpxwcj

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Thanks athanasios m for the info. We will be reaching Athnes on 29th Dec and leave on 2nd Jan, so if not Santorini are there any other nearby islands which is worth a visit. Would love to explore as much as possible in those 4 days.

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Thanks greek-traveller for the info.

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5. Re: New Year's in Santorini

Hi,

You won't get far in three days. The regular ferry route is Santorini > Ios > Naxos > Paros > Piraeus.

So those are really your only other island choices in such a time scale.

They are similar in size to Santorini but even less tourists will turn up at that time of year. Paros/Naxos have a few minor things to see but not a lot.

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6. Re: New Year's in Santorini

And why would they be limited to that one ferry route? If they absolutely wanted to go outside of Athens, they could go somewhere that will have a large population year-round and which will be lively that time of year, such as Crete, Rhodes, Nafplio, etc.

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7. Re: New Year's in Santorini

Thanks a lot guys... i have also read somewhere that there are some small islands like Hydra, Spetses, Poros and Aegina which can be easily done in a day. How are these places? I am sure nothing like Santorini, & Crete.

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8. Re: New Year's in Santorini

Spetses, Poros, and Aegina will be much like Santorini, or perhaps even quieter. Crete, on the other hand, is an island with several major towns and a population of over 500,000 people. There will be plenty going on there. No comparison.

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9. Re: New Year's in Santorini

Thanks... so it has to be Santorini or crete. In-case we stay all 4 days in Athens what all should we cover.

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10. Re: New Year's in Santorini

Thanks... so it has to be Santorini or crete. In-case we stay all 4 days in Athens what all should we cover.

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Really? This is from the green bar at the top of the Athens forum: tripadvisor.co.uk/Attractions-g189400-Activi…

Otherwise, you may wish to look at a guidebook to see what is available and what interests YOU.