How to move around in Santorini
How to move around
Santorini might be a very small island but getting from one place to another can get challenging during the summer if you haven’t planned in advance. On foot is great for short distances and there are plenty options to reach beautiful spots further away! How are you planning to move around while you are on the island? To make your Santorini holidays even more relaxing, we have gathered all you need to know here:
Transportation upon your arrival or departure
If you are looking to get from the airport or port to your hotel and back, our online reservation system offers all you need! The last thing you have to do before enjoying your vacation on the island is work out how you’re getting to your accommodation and what time you need to leave to catch a plane or a ferry. Our transfer services run 24-hours a day, are air-conditioned and many offer a free bottle of water to each passenger. Please make sure you book at least 12 hours in advance, to allow time for the drivers to include your trip to their routes.
Transportation while you are on the island
There are several ways to move around the island:
Santorini’s buses (KTEL)
There are frequent buses (KTEL) that go to all the villages of the island. All the KTEL buses go to the main bus station at Fira. This means that if you would like to go i.e from Oia to Akrotiri (which are in opposite sides on the island), you will have to take one bus to Fira, and then another one from Fira to Akrotiri. The tickets are issued from inside the bus, and the cost can vary from 1.80€ to 2.50€ per person per route.
KTEL buses carry out daily bus routes to almost all destinations. You may find the bus schedule at the link above as well. The KTEL terminal is located in the square of Fira next to the taxis.
Taxis will take you to most places on the island. If you are at Fira town, there is a taxi stand at the main square. If you are note, with just a phone call you can be picked up from any point.
The taxi station phone number is +302286022555. The costs vary depending on the distances, from 4.00€ up to 25.00€.
Car and motorbike
One of the most flexible ways to move around is by car. There are many car rental companies which will rent out a car on daily basis, manual or automatic.
The cost for a car depending on the season can start from 25.00€ per day for low season and around 35.00€ in high season.
As flexible as a car, are the motorcycles and squats. Again, many companies rent both for a day, with a bit lower prices than renting a car. Be careful with those, there are a lot of turns and bumpy roads!
Of course, depending on where you stay, you may have the chance to walk to many destinations! There are trails to follow where cars are not allowed, and the views will definitely reward you for the distance covered!