|Santorini General Information
|All About the Local Buses -
Tel : 25404
Travelling by bus within Santorini is not without
its quirks. Although there are routes to most of the main
areas, bus timetables & frequencies change regularly (according
to the seasons). For this reason we won't post any timetables:
just bear the following in mind:
(a) Winter season frequency : 1 - 1 3/4 hrs (b) Mid season
frequency : every hour to most areas
(c) Summer season frequency : every half hour to most areas.
Fares range between 1,20 euro to 2 euro. The main bus depot
is near the central square of Fira on the lower side road.
|Things to Know When You Travel
by Bus in Santorini
| Sunset time in Oia is one of
the busiest journeys. More often than not there is only
standing space left. Get to the depot early and be patient.
|There are no
direct buses that go from one side of the island to the
other. Every bus starts from Fira and any changeovers
for the next bus destination must be made there.
|In the middle of the high
season one can find express buses which go to Perissa
& Perivolos. The up side is they skip out some of
the villages and you arrive quicker. The down side is
that express buses can be cancelled although advertised.
|During the Summer (high season)
some bus routes operate as late as 3.00 a.m.
|Buses to Athinios Port are timed
to leave Fira main bus depot and get you on time to your
ship 1 -1 1/2 hrs prior departure. Routes and pick-up
points vary according to how many buses are being deployed.
The traditional route is via Karterados, Messaria, Vothonas
|Santorini Taxis - Tel :
The main taxi stand is just below Fira main
square. Minimum charges start at 2 euro and then it depends
where you go, if you share (the taxi driver considers each
separate party as a second tariff), what time of the night
it is, and of course there is an extra charge for luggage
or having a taxi come to your hotel. A fare to the port ranges
between 10-14 euro from Fira, a fare to Oia might cost between
12-15 euro during the day.
It is advisable to establish the fare before you get into