How do you get to Santorini Greece?
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.
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 long is ferry from Greece to Santorini?
4 to 10 hr.
Is Santorini Greece safe to travel?
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 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 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 month is the best 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.
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.
What airport do you fly into for Santorini?
Thira International Airport
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.
How much money should I take to Santorini?
You should plan to spend around €131 ($134) per day on your vacation in Santorini, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, €38 ($39) on meals for one day and €23 ($23) on local transportation.
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 the sea warm in Santorini?
How cold is the sea in Santorini? If you come to Santorini in the winter, the water will be too cold to swim, with an average temperature of 16°C/61°F. During the summer, the sea gradually warms up and reaches an average of 25°C/77°F.
Can you put toilet paper down the toilet in Santorini?
3. Flushing Toilet Paper. This one may take some getting used to, but Santorini's sewage system can't handle flushed toilet paper. That trashcan placed next to the toilet is for all (and we mean all) of your soiled paper products.
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 it good to swim 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.
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.
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.
Do and don'ts in Greece?
Follow our insider tips to experience Athens like a local—and avoid the typical rookie mistakes that tourists make for a guaranteed stress-free city break.
Can you flush toilet paper in Greece?
Don't flush toilet paper in Greece There's a very simple explanation: Greek sewage pipes are approximately two inches (50mm) in diameter. American and British plumbing is twice as large (four inches/100mm). The Greek pipes just get clogged.
Can I drink tap water in Greece?
A lot of people visiting the country wonder if they can drink tap water in Greece. The tap water is not potable throughout the country. Although it is perfectly safe to drink water from the tap in Athens and Thessaloniki it is better to ask in all the other places or even better buy bottled water which is fairly cheap.
Do you tip drivers in Greece?
In Greece you won't always be expected to tip your taxi driver. However, some taxi drivers may have grown used to it from tourists. So, really it's up to you. If you do decide to tip your taxi driver round-up the fare, or leave between 5% and 10%.
Are there mosquitoes in Greece?
Generally speaking, there are mosquitos in Greece. The good thing is that they aren't everywhere. Expect to get bitten more times if you are next to a river, a stream or a swamp
They tend to be present at places with water.
What bites you in Greece?
You can get stung, bitten, burnt, squished, smashed, and all but asphyxiated in Greece, by mosquitoes, scorpions, the sun, scooters, the sea and Athens' often terrible pollution.