Are you getting ready to go to Santorini this summer for your vacation?
We are here to give you useful tips and many budget suggestions, as well as summer prices, offers, deals, and discounts on how to get to the island of Santorini, and many good ideas for what to do on the island as a first-time tourist in the country of Greece.
Here is all the information and answers on how to go to Santorini island & How can you book cheap ferries? How can you get the best deal on your flight ticket? How can you find good hotels on the island of Santorini without paying too much money? How do you can travel around this Greek Island and how do you can move from the airport to your hotel or Villa? How much money should you budget for the trip to Santorini? What are some things that you can see and do on this beautiful island in Greece?
There are many ways to get to the island of Santorini. You can take a Ferry or an Airplane to the island.
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All the other questions you may have about your Tour to the Greek islands and how to go to Santorini, we will answer all right now just keep reading the notes below…
– How to go to Santorini Island in Greece from Athens, the capital of the country:
Once you are in Athens, the capital of Greece, you can take a bus or taxi to the port of Piraeus, this port is the largest-center port of Greece. The journey from Athens to Piraeus by bus will take about an hour and it costs about 2.5€ per person, or you can choose a taxi. If you want to go from Athens Airport, (ATH)”Eleftherios Venizelos”, to the port of Piraeus a good option is the bus and the cost is about 6.00€ or about 7$ United States Dollar. Children under 6 travel for free. The journey takes about an hour and a half.
From Piraeus, you can take a ferry to Santorini.
The Ferry ride from Piraeus, Athens to Santorini costs about 42€ per person if you choose a modern ferry boat with a huge Passenger capacity of around 2.400 persons and the duration of the trip with this ship is about 8 hours with a stopover at the ports of Naxos, Paros and Ios islands in the Cyclades group in the Aegean Sea. There are restaurants and coffee shops onboard as well as souvenir and clothing stores to buy at good prices.
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You can also choose a more expensive ferry but faster, these are the so-called High Speed where you can reach the island in about 4 to 5 hours from the port of Piraeus. The price for a ticket with this type of ferry is about 60€ per person.
– How to get the best deal on your flight ticket Santorini-Greece: If you are looking for a good deal on your flight tickets, the best time to buy them is usually three months before the date of departure, but always compare prices between different Flying airlines companies and search flights-prices websites.
Ticket prices are different during the summer seasons and winter seasons. The cheapest flights to Santorini are usually found if you fly during the weekdays (Monday to Friday) instead of on the weekends (Saturday and Sunday).
This Greek island has its airport, “Thira Airport” (JTR), which is located on the Southeast side of the island near Kamari beach. There are daily flights from Athens to book Online. You can also find international flights to Santorini from many European cities such as London, Paris, Rome and Amsterdam. The duration of the trip from Athens Airport (ATH) To Santorini-Greece by airplane is about 1 hour.
-How do you can move from the Santorini airport to your hotel or Villa?
Once you arrive at the airport, there is a bus stop near the arrivals terminal. The buses run every 30 minutes from 07:00 am – 11:00 pm and all these buses are going to the main bus station in Fira town, in about 20 minutes trip, which is the main town of the island. The bus ticket costs about 2€ per person and from Fira, you can go to all the other villages of Santorini by another bus.
If you want to go from the airport to your hotel, apartment or traditional Villa in Santorini, we suggest that you order a taxi, because it is difficult to move on foot with luggage on the island.
The taxis are numerous and they have a fixed price for destinations on the island so there will be no surprises when you arrive at your destination. The taxi price from the airport to Fira is about 15€ and from the airport to Imerovigli, Oia or Akrotiri village, it costs about 25€ (about 28$ dollars).
Also, there are minibusses vans that you can order from the airport to your destination on the island and Transfer-Shuttle service costs depend on the destination of your choice, like your accommodation location hotel, or villa on Santorini.
It is a good choice to book a transfer service from the Airport or the Port in Santorini by minibus, taxi, or private car to your hotel, villa or apartment.
The benefit of this is that you do not have to wait at the airport in case there are delays with your flight and most importantly you do not need to worry about how you will travel from the airport to your destination on Santorini island. The pick-up from the port is done in a very short time and there is always the driver of the vehicle waiting for you as soon as you arrive on the island.
We suggest that you contact a Santorini transport agency for your transfer before traveling to the island so that you can learn more about the prices and Book Online.
Another way to get to the island of Santorini is from another island in the Aegean sea, by ferry from ports such as Mykonos and Ios.
See some information on how to get from the island of Mykonos and Ios to Santorini:
There are daily ferry routes from the port of Mykonos to the port of Athinios in Santorini. The boat trip takes about three hours and a half, during the high season there is usually more than one ferry and big High-Speed ferries.
How to travel from Ios to Santorini at Southern Aegean Sea?
There are daily ferry connections between the ports of Yialos in Ios and Athinios port on Santorini. This trip takes about an hour, during the summer season there is a lot of frequency with big High-Speed ferries.
Also, there are ferry connections with the island of Paros and Naxos to Santorini and vice versa!
You also have the opportunity if you are on the island of Rhodes to be able to travel to Santorini by Ferry, and the trip duration is about 10 hours.
If you are vacationing on the big island of Crete and want to go from Crete to Santorini, the best way is to go is by ferry from the port of Heraklion to Santorini.
The trip duration is about four hours and a half, during the high summer season there are many ferries, including big High-Speed Ferries by SeaJets company.
The distance between Crete and Santorini is about 50 nautical miles! You can book ferry tickets from Crete to Santorini online and at the port of Heraklion, there is a help desk for questions or telephone reservations.
If you are vacationing on the island of Milos and want to go from Milos to Santorini, then you can book ferry tickets online before traveling and take with you your printed ticket so that you can board the ferry.
The trip from Milos is about two hours and a half, during the summer season there are many ferries including big High-Speed Ships.
You can also rent a Car, Scooter, or Atv-Quad bike from the Airport/Port in Santorini, if you want more freedom and explore on your own at your own pace. The price of the car rental depends on the season and the model of the car.
In each village or beach in Santorini, there are many local Greek offices for rent a car or scooter that you can find easily. If you want to do an online reservation from your country before going to Santorini is also possible with many car rental companies on the island.
Here you can find some companies that offer car rental services in Santorini.
Here is some useful information & tips about the island
When you are planning your holidays in Santorini, there are some things that you should take into account, such as the weather.
The climate on this Greek island is mild, with average temperatures ranging from 10°C to 25°C during the winter and from 26°C to 40°C in the summer months (June, July, August).
The best time to visit Santorini is definitely during spring (March, April, May) or autumn season when the weather is still nice but there are not many tourists.
The beaches on Santorini are beautiful, with black volcanic sand, seaside fish taverns, restaurants, beach bars, water sports, sunbeds-umbrellas, and crystal clear waters.
If you want to know more about How To Go To Santorini Greece and How to move around the island you can explore that in our new post or just contact us for more ideas!