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dimi_pat

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I am thinking to book a trip to Santorini this summer and taking the ferry from Athens. I am just wondering...how do I get to my hotel from the ferry? What are my transportation options? I don't think my hotel has transfer options like a shuttle because its very small. Does anyone have experience with this? I have heard there are not a lot of taxis on the island.
 

Vangelis

Active member
I am thinking to book a trip to Santorini this summer and taking the ferry from Athens. I am just wondering...how do I get to my hotel from the ferry? What are my transportation options? I don't think my hotel has transfer options like a shuttle because its very small. Does anyone have experience with this? I have heard there are not a lot of taxis on the island.
I just took a taxi. Also, even though the hotel might not have transport, you can ask them - they are usually very helpful and forthcoming with information.
 

k_tsoukalas

Moderator
Taxis in my opinion are the easiest way to get around in Santorini. There aren't a lot, that is correct, but it's because the island doesn't have the infrastructure to handle more taxis. Vehicles in general are limited. To get back to the port/airport when leaving Santorini, I would recommend booking a taxi in advance, but to get from the port to your hotel, there will be plenty waiting in the taxi stand.
 

euchoulis

New member
Taxis are rare to find in santorini (only 37) and especially after the new cooperation they have with the cruiseships . You can try a private taxi service which is reasonable priced
Which part of the island are you going to?
if you decide to take the bus you can you have to go to Fira and then everywhere else on the island.
You can check the Santorini bus schedule here
I actually live in Santorini so if you need any info let me know
 
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