Santorini is limiting visitor arrivals.
With more than 2.5 million visitors in a year this little island is overcrowded by tourists. In the high season roads are filled by buses with passengers from cruise ships. On our last visit at the sunset destination of Oia it was nearly impossible to park the car. All roads and parking lots were fully loaded with tourist buses.
From 2019 authorities limits daily cruise visitors.
Local buses are always full, and they drive in a line behind rented 4-wheel bikes. But in the evening after cruise ships have departed and around sunrise you will still be able to experience a spectacular sunset
“It is a reality now, Santorini is an all year round tourism destination,” Mayor Nikos Zorzos says.
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