The distance between Athens and Santorini is 235km (145 miles). Travel time by ferry: from 5 to 9 hours. Travel time by plane: 50 minutes. Santorini has a small airport that only services a few airlines, so most visitors to the island stop in Athens before continuing to Santorini by plane or ferry.
How long is the boat ride from Santorini to Athens?
About 4 hr 50 min
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.
Is it necessary to rent a car in Santorini?
Renting a car is a great way to see the whole island. About half of the best things to do in Santorini are made easier by having a rental car. Booking a car in advance is not absolutely essential but it sure makes things cheaper and easier.
Is water in Greece safe to drink?
Yes, you can drink tap water in Greece – it is not unsafe.
Why can you not flush toilet paper in Greece?
The reason for this is simple. The sewage system in Greece is not designed to handle the flushing of toilet paper. If you did, then you are likely to block the pipes in the sewer system. At best you'll cause a blockage in your toilet, at worse, you'll inconvenience a few other people.
Can I flush toilet paper in Greece?
Can you flush toilet paper in Greece? Don't. Greek plumbing often consists of dated, narrow pipes which will easily clog if you flush toilet paper down them (and definitely clog if you flush anything else like tampons or baby wipes).
Is it OK to drink 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.