How to get to your hotel in Santorini.
The easiest way to get to Santorini (Greece) is to take a charter flight direct from the UK. Alternatively, fly to Athens and then take the short internal flight to the island. It is possible to get ferries to Santorini from Rafina Port. The highspeed hydrofoils take about 4 hours but the slow boat about 9 hours!
If you travel to Santorini by plane, you must know that the airport is not located near the main villages.
The santorini airport is located near Monolithos, 8 km SE from Fira, the main town, Fira. The transfer time to Santorini airport is about 15-20 minutes.
There is a public bus service that makes the transfer to/from Fira and Santorini airport but it is difficult to catch it.
You can always take a taxi. The taxi rank is situated in front of the Santorini airport.
Many hotels propose a transfer to/from the Santorini airport.
Santorini hotels: Santorini Dana villas is well known as the most romantic place - Dana villas.
Santorini Daedalus Hotel - unique style is authentically decorated with private collection items by the owner - Daedalus Hotel.
Santorini Homeric Poems is well known as the most romantic place - Homeric Poems.
Santorini Grotto Villas which are exclusively decorated, invite you to spend unforgettable time - Grotto Villas.
Santorini Atlantis Hotel All rooms are decorated in the traditional Cycladic manner and allow you to plunge into the atmosphere of home warmness - Atlantis Hotel.
Santorini Aressana Hotel is well known as the most romantic place - Aressana Hotel.
Santorini Alexander Villas is well known as the most romantic place - Alexander Villas.
When flying from International airports, Santorini can be reached via the Athens (Eleftherios Venizelos) airport. The flight duration is 40 minutes. During the summer months there are direct charter flights to Santorini from several European cities. Olympic Airways offers flights to Santorini from Athens, Heraklion Crete, Mykonos, Rhodes and Thessaloniki. Most of all international flights arriving in Athens allow the connecting flights to Santorini. In summer, Santorini is also connected, with flights to and from Mykonos, Rhodes, Crete and Thessaloniki.
As one of the most popular island in Greece, the Santorini ferries connections are frequent especially in summer time.
During the summer high season (July-August), many ferries daily leave Piraeus to Santorini and vice-versa. The typical boat santorini ferries trip is:
Piraeus - Paros - Naxos - Ios - Santorini.
There are also frequent connections between Santorini and other Cyclades islands ( Amorgos, Anafi, Folegandros, Ios, Mykonos, Naxos, Paros, Tinos, Syros) as well as with Rhodes, Crete(Heraklion), Thessaloniki, Sikinos, Skiathos, Volos.
Ferryboats and catamarans leave daily from the port of Pireas (Athens) in the morning and afternoon. The journey lasts approximately 7 hours (ferry) 4 hours (catamaran). From Rafina, hydrofoils leave once a day and the journey lasts approximately 5 hours.
Frequent bus services are available for throughout the island connecting the villages of Santorini with Fira. Bus service available includes:
Fira to Karterados-Messaria-Kamari. Available every 15 min. in the high season, every 30 min. in the low.
Fira to Messaria-Pyrgos-Megalohori-Emporio-Perissa. Available every 60 min. in the high season, every 25 min. in the low.
Fira to Messaria-Monolithos. Available every 60 min.
Fira to Oia. Available every 30 min. in the high season, every 60 min. in the low.
Fira to Karterados-Messaria-port.
Kamari to the port.
Perissa to Megalohori-port.
There is always a bus available 50-60 min. before the ship's departure. The bus leaves from the port after the ship's departure.
Also you can rent a car to get directly to your hotel. The Santorini hotels are beautiful, built in the traditional architectural way: small cubic houses build the one upon the other and in these houses, the traditional "cave" with all the modern comfort.
Santorini hotels are also located in the beach areas like Kamari or Perissa.
Best Hotels in Santorini:
Rose Bay Hotel
Caldera View Hotel
Mark & Joanna Studios
Estia Hotel, Santorini