Getting Around

Santorini is well connected with Greece's main cities by both sea and by air. Ferries and catamarans depart from Piraeus Port in Athens, and there are boats to ports on surrounding islands. All in all, Santorini's ferry system is reliable and convenient, though not always comfortable. The same is true for the entire country.

Athinios is home to Santorini's main arrivals port. Boats departing for the volcano and Thirasia sail from Fira. Santorini airport is about three miles (5km) from Fira and easily reached by bus or taxi. Although there are not many direct flights to Santorini from overseas, there are some available from the UK, and it's easy to fly to Athens and take a connecting flight to the island. Fixed-rate taxis are available throughout Santorini. Visitors will find a well-organised bus network flowing from the main bus terminal in Fira. It's also possible to rent a car, motorbike or scooter, though Santorini's roads are steep and can be unnerving.


Santorini Airport

1.6 miles (2.6km) southeast of Fira/Thira Town, near Monolithos

Santorini Airport (JTR)


1.6 miles (2.6km) southeast of Fira/Thira Town, near Monolithos

Getting to the city

A bus service provides access to many local destinations in Santorini, and several shuttle transfer companies run from the airport.


GMT +2

Car rental

Herz, Avis, Payless, Thrifty and Budget have car hire offices at Santorini Airport.

Airport Taxis

There are taxis available from the airport.


The terminal contains duty-free shopping, ATMs, travel agencies and information services.