Vacation in Greece is a great choice! A list of attractions that you want to see is defined. The question arises – how to get there? There are many travel options around the island – a car, taxi, ATV, boat, donkey, and even cable car.
In this article we share recommendations on different transport on the island:
1. On foot
Recommended walking routes include a walk from Fira to Oia (the road is much harder on the back due to the constant mountain climbing), as well as the route from Perissa to Kamari. Local views and nature are breathtaking! We recommend that you do not walk around the island along the roads – this is too dangerous. The roads in Santorini are narrow, winding, and without curbs. Locals love to scam, and driver-tourists are not always good at driving. Also, the danger is a large number of mopeds and ATVs.
In the high tourist season, it is better to order a taxi on Santorini in advance. There are only 39 vehicles on the island, so there are not enough cars for all. This is one of the options to get from the Santorini airport to the hotel. But it is important to understand that due to the year-round popularity of the island for tourists, the cost of the trip is quite high and the waiting time for the transfer is long.
3. Bus ~ 2 EUR
There are many Santorini buses with a frequency of 30 minutes - 1 hour. Sometimes buses skip trips, and local drivers are not welcoming. Stops are not outwardly typical of Europe: these are white enclosed areas with low roofs.
There are air conditioners inside the buses, during the high tourist season, the transport is crowded with passengers. In the majority of cases, tickets are sold on the bus: there is a ticket for each route, which is available at the end of the day and will issue tickets.
Bus tickets must be saved until the end of the trip – the inspector will surely check it during the trip.
4. Auto ~ 45 EUR
Car rent in Santorini is also a good option. The presence of an international driving license is not necessary but highly recommended: without them, insurance will not cover the costs of an accident. There are many tourists on the roads in Santorini, because of this there is an unsafe road situation: many people drive according to the laws or customs of their country.
If you are a novice driver and not confident in your abilities, it is best not to travel to Santorini by ferry with a rented car. A steep climb with numerous turns leading from the port upwards may well seem to you an insurmountable obstacle.
After you choose the transport for yourself, immediately go on a trip to the incredible island and see the best views in Santorini. You may learn how to spend an ideal holiday from the article about Santorini Island. Top 6 To-Do Things.
Santorini is a fairly small island, however, there is something to see and where to go – every turn of it hides an amazing landscape, a picturesque village, or a cozy city that you need to see. You will also find everything to relax in: luxury hotels, incredible Santorini villas, and the best beaches with incredible sunset views.
This Greek island is wonderful because here you can plan an unrealistic vacation that you will remember all your life without planning a route. Do not forget to capture these impressions forever in your memory and arrange a photoshoot.