How long is the ferry ride from Santorini to Athens?
5 hr to 10 hr.
How far is Santorini from Athens by train?
Can you day trip from Santorini to Athens?
Cruising on a ferry. As we're talking about a day trip here, the most logical option is to fly. Because a typical ferry journey or cruise from Athens to Santorini takes anywhere from 4.5 hours to 7.5 hours, depending on the ferry type.
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.
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.
How many days do I need in Athens?
How many days do you need in Athens? Around 3 days in Athens would be the ideal amount of time needed to see all the main highlights of historic Athens, and to also take a day trip to a place of significant importance such as Delphi or the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion.
What is the best month to visit Athens Greece?
Peak season is summer, when Athens is packed with tourists, and hotel prices can be high. July and August are the hottest. The best time to visit is late spring (May) and fall (Sept-Oct). It's pleasant, with comfortable weather, no rain, and smaller crowds (except during holiday weekends).
Is Athens a walkable city?
Athens is a walkable city and its historic center is easy to navigate, while public transport is affordable. Stroll along the pedestrianized grand promenade, created as part of city refurbishment ahead of the Athens 2004 Olympic Games. It snakes around the Acropolis and links key archaeological sites.
What is the best way to get from Santorini to Athens?
The most convenient way to travel between them is by plane, which takes 50 minutes flying from Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport (ATH). Direct flights run daily between Athens and Santorini throughout the year, with the number of flights per day increasing during the high summer season.
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.
Do you need a car on Santorini?
Most visitors to Santorini rent either a car, a quad bike/ATV or a scooter to get around. Public transport is an option but the buses are often very crowded. Most buses route through Fira making journeys across the island cumbersome.
Which airport do you fly to for Santorini?
Thira International Airport
What is the best time to go to Santorini Greece?
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 4 days enough in Santorini?
While some people visit Santorini as part of a longer cruise boat trip, others prefer to spend more time on the island. Generally speaking, 4 days in Santorini is a good amount of time to enjoy and get to know the island.
What is Santorini best known for?
The island is famous for its vineyards and wineries and some of the wines produced have became renowned around the world. The island is also famous for its fava, a vegetable that looks smaller than a pea, and the very tasty cherry tomatoes that only grows on 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.
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.
Can I drink the tap water in Santorini?
Needless to say, bottled water is a popular product on Santorini! We recommend that you always use bottled water for drinking. Washing up and brushing your teeth can be safely done using tap water throughout the island.
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.
Is there a dress code in Greece?
Keep in mind that Greeks are very respectful of traditions and customs, which translates in the way they dress. This means there is no such thing as a Greek dress code, but rather imperceptible, tacit rules, which may remain unnoticed for the untrained eye.
What should I avoid in Greece?
Things Tourists Should Never Do in Greece, Ever
What's rude in Greece?
Greeks are very hospitable to foreign visitors. Bring a gift to show your gratitude. Don't thrust the palm of your hand in front of someone's face, it is considered a very rude gesture, so don't attempt to do this even jokingly!Aug 9, 2018
Is Athens safe at night?
The biggest issue in Athens is petty crime, rather than anything sinister. There are certain neighbourhoods where the risk of being a victim of crime is heightened. You should be extra vigilant in the neighbourhoods of Omonia, Exarchia, Monastiraki, Syntagma, and Patissia – especially at night.
Can I wear shorts in Athens?
Shorts. It is acceptable to wear shorts, whether you are a woman or a man. However, NEVER (and I do mean NEVER) wear shorts if you want to visit a church or monastery. Also, if you plan to do a walking tour of Athens, ditch the shorts and opt for a dress – if you are a woman – or a pair of long pants – if you are a man
Can you wear jeans in Greece?
Greeks wear jeans just as much as anywhere else. Normal rules apply – dress up for smart restaurants & churches etc, I'd say. Also, it gets awfully hot to wear jeans in Greece!