Destination guide

The beachside setting of Santa Maria is ready to explore

The beaches and gardens provide a pleasant backdrop to your vacation home in Santa Maria. Well known for its camping, surfing and bars, this relaxing city won't disappoint. Many of our vacation rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


Activities and attractions in Santa Maria

Are you looking for attractions to see in the area? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Santa Maria a fun spot to vacation. Here are some of the most popular attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Moraitis Winery (2.3 mi / 3.8 km)
  • Aqua Fun Water Park (5.6 mi / 9 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Santa Maria

If you're planning a vacation around the weather, July, June, August and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 83°F.

Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Santa Maria

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to take in the scenery, Santa Maria is a great place to get out in nature. These are a few of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Santa Maria Beach (0.6 mi / 0.9 km)
  • Agioi Anargyri Beach (2.1 mi / 3.4 km)
  • Piperi Beach (2.9 mi / 4.7 km)
  • Monastiri Beach (3.2 mi / 5.1 km)
  • Kolymbithres Beach (3.7 mi / 6 km)
  • Glifades Beach (4.7 mi / 7.6 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Santa Maria

The nearest airport is in Naxos (JNX-Naxos Island National), located 6.3 mi (10.1 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Parikia (PAS-Paros National), which is 12.2 mi (19.6 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around Santa Maria?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,068 vacation rentals near Santa Maria. From 274 Houses to 228 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Santa Maria for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Santa Maria?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Santa Maria. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Santa Maria Beach: 1,425 vacation rentals
  • Naousa Harbour: 1,399 vacation rentals
  • Paradise Beach: 1,408 vacation rentals
  • Island of Delos: 1,579 vacation rentals
  • Port of Parikia: 1,382 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Santa Maria listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Santa Maria?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 274 Houses in Santa Maria. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Santa Maria include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 228 rentals available
  • Villas: 471 rentals available
  • Cabins: 7 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Santa Maria?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 375 vacation rentals with pool available in Santa Maria. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.