Is it better to fly into Athens or Santorini?
When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Santorini and Athens, we can see that Santorini is more expensive. And not only is Athens much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Athens would let you spend less money overall.
What is the best way to get to Santorini?
You can travel either by plane (Athens International Airport "Eleftherios Venizelos") or by ferryboat (Piraeus Port). There are also links between Santorini and other Greek islands. The flight is the quickest, easiest and most direct way as it lasts more or less 40 minutes and you can book your tickets in advance.
Where can you fly direct to Santorini from?
Flying to Santorini is the quickest and easiest way. You can fly to Santorini from Athens or directly from cities in western Europe such as London, Manchester, Paris, Amsterdam, Rome, Naples, or Venice
How do you get to Santorini from the US?
If you live anywhere outside of Europe (and definuitely if you are from the US) you have to fly to Athens first (the capital of Greece) and then take either a 40mins flight from Athens to Santorini or a 5 to 8 hours ferry (there is a slow/cheap ferry and a faster/more expensive ferry from Athens to Santorini).
How many days do you need in Santorini?
We recommend 3 to 5 days in Santorini in order to visit as many places as possible. Santorini is a very interesting island and except for Oia, the volcano and the amazing views, there are many things to xplore. But you can also do it in 24 hours and many day trips are proposed from other nearby islands.
Which is better Santorini or Mykonos?
The scenery, views, sunsets, and natural beauty of Santorini are unrivaled by Mykonos or any other Greek island. Mykonos is not without its beautiful spots but for scenes that are truly jaw-dropping, Santorini wins hands-down. Santorini is more romantic and much better suited to a honeymoon or couples vacation.
What is the best month to visit Santorini?
Santorini has a mediterranean climate with hot dry summers and mild winters. If you enjoy hot perfect sunny days the best time to visit Santorini is between June and September. The hottest month of the year is August with an average daily maximum of 30 C and an average low of 24 C.
Is 5 days too long in Santorini?
The things that you really want to do on the island. Ideally, I don't advise people to spend any time less than 5 days (4 nights) on the island because it's really not worth it and you don't get to experience and appreciate what Santorini has to offer (…and there is a lot!).
Do I need a car in Santorini Greece?
Can you get around Santorini without a car? It is possible to get around Santorini without a car, but it is the most expensive way to do so. There are very few taxis on the island (there are 25) and they charge for a set fare, so it may be cheaper to take a bus ride if you want to explore and see more of the beaches.
Where should I stay in Santorini for the first time?
The best area to stay in Santorini is Fira, Firostefani, Imerovigli and Oia. These are the towns that make Santorini so special. If it's your first time on the island, you should definitely stay on the caldera side, as that's what Santorini is famous for.
Can you walk around Santorini?
The obvious prime activity on Santorini is to walk the caldera edge and admire the views. Walks in and around Fira are spectacular, particularly heading north to Firostefani and Imerovigli along the caldera-edge pathway.
Is Santorini safe?
Santorini is pretty safe. Travelers report feeling comfortable walking around the streets both day and night. Even pickpocketing is few and far between here.
Is Santorini worth the money?
Yes, Santorini is worth it for it's volcanic topography. Absolutely. Formed over 3,500 years ago from a volcanic eruption, Santorini is the remains of the rim of a volcanic crater, known as a caldera. As a lover of volcanoes, I found this aspect was worth a visit to Santorini all on its own.
Is it safe to walk in Santorini at night?
Is Santorini safe at night? Any place where there is alcohol, there is some risk. Usual precautions apply but Santorini has very few problems with fights, violence, drugs, or organized criminal activity. The biggest risk at night is walking home down the caldera after too many drinks.
Is Santorini expensive to visit?
And alas, Santorini (as with many Greek islands) is an expensive island to live on. One big consideration is that many prime living areas are taken up with hotels and holiday rentals. So finding accommodation for all year round can become pricey.
How much money do I need for a week in Santorini?
The average price of a 7-day trip to Santorini Island is $3,208 for a solo traveler, $5,762 for a couple, and $10,801 for a family of 4. Santorini Island hotels range from $57 to $157 per night with an average of $85, while most vacation rentals will cost $130 to $380 per night for the entire home.
What currency is used in Santorini?
What food is Santorini known for?
1.) Fava me Koukia (Mashed up fava beans)2.) Tomato Gefthedes (Tomato fritters)3.) Saganaki (Fried cheese in filo pastry covered in honey)4.) Greek Salad.5.) Keftes/Kofta – ground meat – kinda like sausages.7.) Pomegranates.8.) Roasted Greek lamb.9.) Moussaka.
What time is dinner in Santorini?
Lunch is usually served around 14:00 and dinner at around 21:00. Even if you arrive as late as 23:00, most establishments still operate and will serve you normally. In Santorini specifically, many visitors prefer combining their dinner with the famous sunset views, at approximately 19:30 – 20:50.
How much do you tip in Santorini?
Tipping in Santorini, as well as in the rest of Greece is optional. The amount of the tip you wish to leave is up to you. If you don't like to count the percentage, which is usually the case, we might help you with that.
Do they speak English in Santorini?
Santorini – Popular tourist spot so English quite widely spoken in the service sector. No problems reported at all staying in Fira or Oia. Restaurants, shops, bars, cab drivers all speak English and menus are in English as well. Zakynthos – English widely spoken on the island.
Can you swim in the sea in Santorini?
The idyllic best beaches in Greece are located elsewhere. However, swimming in the clear blue water of Santorini is wonderfully refreshing. Since the beaches have coarse sand, there's little dust to cloud the water.
Why can't you drink the water in Santorini?
Tap water in santorini is not drinkable due to a lack of clarity. It can be used to clean up and brush your teeth, but it should always be kept in a bottle with you for drinking.
Are there mosquitoes in Santorini Greece?
Although Santorini is a dream destination, that doesn't mean it's free of mosquitos. Unfortunately, these pesky insects thrive in warmer climates and this Greek island is no exception. Make sure when you pack for Santorini, you include some form of mosquito repellent, whether it's a spray or even a bracelet.
Are there pickpockets in Santorini?
The second, pickpocketing, is also expected since Santorini is a popular tourist destination. Those who travel here, especially for the first time, make for perfect targets for petty thieves.