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 below.

Transportation while you are on the island

There are several ways to move around the island:

Santorini local buses (KTEL) terminal in Fira town

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.

Santorini taxi station in Fira


Taxis will take you to most places on the island. If you are outside the town of Fira (the island’s capital), with just a phone call you can be picked up from any point. In Fira town, there is a taxi stand strategically located nearby the main square. In addition, right next to the taxi station starts a pedestrian street, connecting it to the picturesque, narrow alleys of the town’s commercial district. As such, taking a taxi to/from Fira is a convenient option for daytime as well as nigh-time sorties.

The taxi station phone number is +302286022555. The costs vary depending on the distances, from 4.00€ up to 25.00€.

Cable car in Fira town, Santorini

Cable car

The cable car travels from Fira harbour up to Fira town and vice versa. Click here for information on timetable and here for information on pricelist.

On foot

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!

Car rental in SantoriniCar 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 50.00€ 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!

If you have not arrived in Santorini yet

In the case that you are not already in Santorini and you are currently organizing the details of your upcoming trip, we would like to offer here a small teaser of what to expect from it. So, if you have a couple of minutes to spare, feel free to navigate through the content below. Enjoy another tempting video from Santorini or get a glimpse of the caldera view from our Live Webcam.  You may even choose to spend a bit more time either by exploring our substantial photo gallery of Santorini or by shopping products associated with Santorini on our comprehensive E-shop.

Official video from the promotional campaign “Santorini the One”. Video title: “General”

Official video from the promotional campaign “Santorini the One”. Video title: “General”

Official video from the promotional campaign “Santorini the One”. Video title: “General”

Santorini E-shop

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