Weather Averages for Santorini in March
Averages for Santorini in March
The comparatively mild winter temperatures in Santorini begin to rise in March, and you can expect some very pleasant weather if you choose to visit at this time. Daytime temperatures reach a high of 16°C (60°F) and only fall to around 10°C (50°F) in the evenings. There are 9 hours of sunshine each day, so if you’re looking to escape the drab British weather then Santorini is a perfect place to go.
There is a slight chance of experiencing some scattered showers if you visit in March, but with an average rainfall of 66mm this shouldn’t interfere with your holiday too much.
It’s unlikely you’ll be able to lie on the beach and work on your tan, but the coastline is perfect for a stroll in the pleasant weather, and you can take a cable car ride from Fira to the beach below for a unique way to view the beautiful bay.
Ancient Akrotiri on the south of the island is well worth a visit as it features some remarkably well-preserved buildings, some of which date from the 16th century BC. As with Pompeii, a huge volcanic eruption buried the city in ash and preserved it for discovery thousands of years later.
Though not all hotels are open during the off season, there’s still plenty of accommodation to choose from.
The Anemomilos Hotel features a mix of self catering apartments and villas as well as hotel rooms with access to the restaurants, spa and swimming pool. Ideally located just off the main square in Fira, this is great base for exploring the city and the island.
The Heliotopos offers excellent accommodation with a bar, restaurant and swimming pool and boasts excellent views across the ocean.