Sharing all the tips and suggests for Santorini in this blog post.
After Athens, Meteora & Crete- Santorini was our 4th stop in Greece. Our trip had started with a super comfy Emirates flight from Delhi via Dubai to Athens.
Tip#1– Landing is Athens is way more economical than taking a direct flight to islands like Santorini or Mykonos.
Tip#2- Remember a ferry can get late but you certainly cannot. Even if the ferry door is up the port floor just by an inch they would not stop for u even if u plead or become crazy hostile. So be on time.
We reached in the next one and half hour to the port of Thera, Santorini. We had booked a hotel pick up from the port. Santorini has only one port for big vessels and ferries called Port Athinios.
Tip#3– Where ever in Greece, having a mode of personal transport is the best way to see around. And the best place to rent a car/quad bike/scooty is from the port itself. I would totally recommend you to hire your ride from the Santorini port because then you don’t have to pay extra money for hotel transfers. And when you leave for your next destination you dropped the car at the port and take your ferry. Rents start at 40 euro per day for a car/quad bike (fuel extra). Driving in Greece is like driving in India. Park anywhere and stop anywhere, we adapted in a minute. So don’t shy away from hiring your own ride. Don’t forget to carry your driving licence!
We understood all this during our trip only. So we had paid extra for our Airbnb pick up. Which was around 25 euro. See our gorgeous Airbnb stay and why we choose that particular location (Click Here).
Vigya Walia5 years ago
Hi Sukhneet, really informative.
Can we have a travelogue on Meteora soon?!
Jasleen5 years ago
Love the way you write. Every experience just came alive. you totally have an eye for detail. Please do more of travelogues. Love :*
Sandra5 years ago
Hi Sukhneet for the information. I came across your vlog on YouTube and booked the Airbnb that you stayed. Wanna ask if there are any nice beaches nearby and how do you get from Oia from the Airbnb?
Ms. Coco Queen5 years ago
Hey Sandra, yes you have red & black beaches that are near but they are rocky beaches. I would suggest you to go to kamari for fab beaches. The best way is to hire a car or scooty or quad bike whatever you are comfortable driving to move around anywhere in Santorini. Oia will take atleast take 35mins away. Hope this helps :)