How long is the ferry ride from Athens to Santorini?
4 to 10 hr.
Is it better to fly or take ferry from Athens to Santorini?
It is better to fly to Santorini because the ferry trip takes more than 4 hours and you will be wasting at least half a day in total just to arrive to the island. The flight to Santorini is more expensive than the ferry in general but it's totally worth it if you are visiting the island just for a few days.
How hard is it to get from Athens to Santorini?
Santorini is a 4.5 to 6-hour ferry ride from Athens by the fastest highspeed ferries and catamarans, and 7 to 9 hours (or more) by the slower car ferries and overnight ferries. Most ferries from Athens to Santorini also stop in Naxos and Paros en route.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Is English spoken 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.
Should I exchange money before I travel to Greece?
When changing money in Greece, make sure that you don't receive a note larger than a 50 Euro, as it will be difficult to use anywhere. In my opinion, it's best not to exchange physical currency at all unless you really have to. Either bring some Euros with you from your own country, or withdraw Euros from an ATM.
Do I need to bring cash to Santorini?
Do I Need Cash ? ATMs are everywhere in Santorini but your VISA/MASTERCARD will also be accepted everywhere. However, cash is always king in Greece even in the post-Covid era! There is no shortage of ATM cash machines where your VISA and Mastercard can be accepted to withdraw money.
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.
Can you walk everywhere in Santorini?
There are actually several villages on the island, which are all quite far from each other (by that I mean that you would not be able to walk everywhere) so pick your location well! The two main villages, and most “touristy” ones (for the right reasons!) are Fira and Oia (pronounced Ea).
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.
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.
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 is the most beautiful part of Santorini?
Oia is arguably the most beautiful village in Santorini. Home to magical sunsets, chocolate-box architecture, and delightful art galleries, it is also its most frequented destination. Clinging to the rim of the caldera, on the northern tip of the island, this whitewashed marvel is worth visiting for the views alone.
Can you swim in the ocean 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.
What's Santorini famous 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.
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 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 or Mykonos better?
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 have to wear masks in Santorini?
Travel in Greece You must wear a mask at all times on all public transport.
Do I need a visa for Greece?
As a European Schengen Area country, Greece has the same visa policy as the other countries that have signed the Schengen Agreement for passport-free travel.