Scratch one off the bucket list and enjoy a Santorini holiday over the October bank holiday weekend this year.
Santorini has been on my bucket list for many years, and I’m finally getting to visit this summer! The picture postcard villages of Oia and Fira have to be one of the best places in the world to watch the sunset – and this Santorini holiday is the best way to see them.
The island is quite small, so if you choose to stay on the beach side, you will never be longer than 30 minutes bus ride from the stunning villages of Oia, Imerovigli and Fira. The beach resorts have plenty of restaurants and bars and accommodation here offers better value for money.
I often see luxury hotels and Airbnbs in Santorini with private pools being advertised, but it is also possible to book a Santorini holiday on a budget – there are plenty of three star hotel options to choose from, even staying in the popular resorts of Oia and Fira.
I found flights with Aer Lingus for the October mid term break, return flights are €350 per person from Dublin airport. A Santorini holiday in October should see less crowds than the peak summer months, and average temperatures for the same date last year were a balmy 70 degrees!
I have chosen a variety of hotel options below, but there are many more options available. The well rated Zacharakis apartments receive good reviews on TripAdvisor and are a great choice for anyone looking for a relaxing break in Santorini on a budget.
They are located just 30 metres from Kamari Beach, with shops and restaurants close by. There is a small roof top pool and free parking available. Price for a seven night stay is €177 per person, based on two sharing. Want to bring the kids along? Family studios are available from €697 for seven nights.
The San Giorgio Hotel is another great value choice. It is located in the heart of Fira and is rated Excellent on TripAdvisor. A double room is €292 for seven nights and a two-bedroom family room here is €1089.
The 4-star Abasa Suites are located just outside the centre of Fira and are popular with families. A family suite including breakfast is €1485 for seven nights.
The En Plo Boutique Suites is one of the top rated hotels in Oia on TripAdvisor. A superior junior suite with garden and side sea view is €634 per person for seven nights including breakfast, while a family suite is €1659.
This is just a sample of accommodation that is available, there are many other options to choose from including cave hotels, and Airbnbs in this post:
If you prefer to stay longer or just want a short break, simply edit the dates on the links below.
Search flights here €350pp
San Giorgio €292pp
Abasa Suites €434pp
En Plo €634pp
For more accommodation options via Expedia and holiday rental specialists VRBO, check these links:
Prices are correct at time of issue but are subject to change. Note some of the links in this post are affiliate links where I receive a commission if a booking is made. However these links do not increase the cost for you in any way.