Getting around Santorini
Getting around Santorini is easy because it is a medium size island with most of the roads paved and in good conditions. But you have to consider that most of the drivers on Santorini are tourist; that means that each one drives according to the laws and conventions of nearly every country in the world. The scooter is a great way to get around the island but there are some very steep climbs is therefore recommended a 125cc engine.
Renting a car is another option. If you are on the island for more than a week, can be worth hiring a car for a few days. You can take advantage of the bus service that is reliable, with air conditioning and regular fares in high season.
- you can pick up your car on arrival at the airport
- or you can choose to pick up the car from your hotel on Santorini
But you can also discover the island not only by renting a mean. Use your foot! Recommended routes by foot include the amazing walk from Fira to Oia along the caldera. Please note that this walk is less nice in reverse, in comparison to the outbound, since you can enjoy not that beautiful sightseeing. It can take less than three hours but can be difficult, for up and downhill climbs, the rocky surface at times, and the proximity to unprotected cliffs that drop sharply into the caldera. To be considered as well, the paths over Perissa Rock connecting Perissa, Kamari, and Pyrgos. The walk between Perissa and Kamari is fairly short (via Ancient Thira), while the walk to Pyrgos is somewhat longer, passing through the highest point on the island.