Thursday, August 17, 2017

How to get to Santorini

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There are several flights a day to and from Athens. There are also a good number of ferries each day to and from Piraeus and to and from many of Santorini’s neighbouring islands.

Thira’s main port, Athinios, stands on a cramped shelf of land at the base of sphinx like cliffs and is a scene of marvellous chaos that aways seems to work itself out when ferriesarrive. Buses and taxis meet all ferries and then cart passengers up the towering cliffs through an ever – rising series of S-bnds to Fira.

To-From the airport
There are frequent bus connections in summer between Fir’s bus station and the airport, located southwest of Monolithos Beach. Enthusiastic hotel and rooms (domatia)  staff meet flights, nd some also return guests to the airport.

In summer buses leave Fira every half-hour for Oia. Monolithos, Kamari and Perissa.  There are less frequent buses to Exo Gonia and Perivolos Beach. In summer th last regular bus to Fira from Oia leaves at 11 pm.
Buses leave Fira, Kamari and Perssa for the port of Athinios an hour to 11/2 hours before most of the ferry departures. Buses for Fira meet all ferries, even late at night. It is wise to check port departures well in advance.

Teleferik (+30 22860 22977)

A cable car hums smoothly (every 20 minutes 6.30 am to 11 pm june to Agust) between Fira and the small port below, known as Fira Skala, from where volcanic island cruises leave.
Less frequent services operate outside the peak season. You can make a more leisurely, and aromatic, upward trip by donkey.

-Athens International airport (El. Venizelos): +30 210 3530000
 -Santorini Airport: +30 22860 28400
 -Departures-arrivals: +30 22860 28702
 -Οlympic Air: +30 22860 31525
 -Aegean Airlines: +30 22860 28500
-Port Authorities Santorini: +30 22860 22239

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