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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

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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.
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

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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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The best restaurants in Santorini

Santorini has some of the best Greek cuisine! Ever since the tourism industry has been booming, chefs from all over the world have been visiting, opening up restaurants, and collaborating with Greek shifts. In my opinion, this is the island where you can get the most diverse and elevated cuisine. These are the best restaurants in my opinion, but please let me know your top pics. I would love to know.

- Ouzeri
-Almira
-Ambrosia
-FalafeLand (vegan)

These are just a handful that I can remember off the top of my head!

How do I avoid the crowds in Santorini (besides going in the off season)?

I might be asking a very stupid question here… But is there anyway to avoid the tourists in Santorini besides going in the off-season? My husband is a teacher, and we really only get summers off, so there isn't a chance for us to go to Santorini in May or September. If anyone has advice on how to avoid the crowds, and how to travel on the off beaten path, please reply to this thread! Thank you so much!

Where to explore the history of Santorini

Santorini has such a deep and rich history that definitely should be explored on your next trip to the island. The Ancient Byzantine Castle is one of the best places to start your exploration of the history of the island. The Byzantine Empire played one of the most influential roles in the culture in history of ancient Greece. The empire was led by Christian rulers, who spread the Greek orthodox religion throughout the country. You can also visit the Akrotiri Archaeological Site which shows ruins from the bronze age, dating back to 1600 BC. Safe travels!

There are no Taxis in Santorini!

I love Santorini and this is my 4th time visiting the island. My advice is rent a car. Even with driving being tough with the thousands of tourists packed everywhere on mopeds, motorcycles, tiny cars, it is so much better than trying to find a taxi.

Today, I spend 3 hours to get a taxi to take me 4 miles...just too hot and dangerous to walk.

I had to go store to store ans ask after I finallu wapked into a supermarket, the owner called his friend that owns a transfer service, pay cash to get a ride. No uber, taxis or any app or service anywhere.

Please share your tips if you have any, about how to find a taxi in Santorini?

Accomodation sept 2024

i know its a long way away,but we are going to a wedding and would like to be in Oia.2 adults,2 children,4 yrs and 6 year.
we would like to be central,maybe near the public pool area,or around there.2 bedrooms .
Needs to be a readonable price per night as we are there for 8 days
Any ideas would be great.
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