It is no news that the best way to move around the island of Santorini is either by taking walks or boarding a bus. However, at times especially during summertime when the island is thronged with tourists, walking might get tiresome and boarding a bus might slow you down. These are some of the best ways of navigating the island.
Nothing beats walking, as a form of getting around short distances in Santorini. Depending on your place of dwelling, you can decide to access many areas on foot. Santorini is filled with trails that do not permit automobiles. Your foot will come in handy! Nevermind! The gorgeous views of the areas covered with compensate for any energy loss.
For years, before the introduction of any means of transportation, donkeys were used to transport both humans and goods. Till date, donkeys are still very much available for use in Santorini. However, there is now a restriction on the use of donkeys. Overweight guests or bulky goods causes crippling of the animals and have been prohibited.
Moped and motorbikes
Mopeds are available for rent in many rental companies. Visitors who have their licenses usually encounter no difficulties while renting. Holidaymakers usually find themselves opting for motorcycles as a flexible means of transportation around the island. There are many motorcycle rental companies which rent motorcycles on a daily basis. It is advisable that visitors familiarize with the turns and roads before riding a motorcycle because there are many bumps on the roads.
A very great choice of locomotion around Santorini is by the use of Squats. There are quite some companies that have made squats available for hire. Vacationers are advised to learn how to navigate the routes before embarking on any tour with a squat. Cars are very ideal for flexibility when moving around Santorini. There are wide arrays of car rental companies which are available. These cars can either be automatic or manual. It all depends on the choice of the user. The cost of renting a car varies. It goes to its lowest during low season and shoots up to its highest during holiday seasons.
Cable Cars are also good for moving around the island. The cable cars take off from the harbor at Fira then heads to the main town, a return trip is sometimes done. There are timetables for the number of times a round trip will be done. Prices per trip also differ.
Taxis go to many places in Santorini. If you are in the town of Fira, you will find a taxi. The taxis are usually parked at the main square of the town. The charges of the tickets depending on the distance you want to cover.
The regular buses in Santorini are called KTEL. These buses reach all the villages in Santorini. The KTEL buses converge are the principal bus station located at Fira before they disperse for other destinations. If you are moving from Akrotiri to Oia which are ends apart, you will have to board a bus from Akrotiri to Fira, then board another bus from Fira to Oia. The tickets are issued inside the bus.