When is the best time to visit Santorini?
June, July and August make up the peak tourist season. If you want to visit in the summer, you need to book long time in advance.
How to get to Santorini?
Book a flight to Santorini?
You can get to Santorini by boat or by flight.
Most people prefer to fly. You can get a flight directly to Santorino from several cities in Europe during the peak season. However many people make their way to Athens first and catch a flight to Santorini with Olympic Airways, Aegean Airlines or Ryan air.
When you reach Santorini airport, you can rent a car, hire a taxi or catch a minibus to your destination on the island.
Some people prefer to arrive by ferry to a Greek island, and if that is your choice, you need to book a ferry from Athens to Cyclades Islands on the Piraeus Thira ferry route. You have a choice on up to 10 sailings per day with numerous ferry companies; 11 with Blue Star Ferries, 2 with Anek Lines, 3 with Zante Ferries, 4 with Sea Jets & 14 with Hellenic Seaways.
The shortest sailing duration on this popular crossing between Piraeus (Athens) and Santorini is 4 hours 18 minutes.
Book a ferry to Santorini?
Combine Athens & Santorini in 7 Days
This tour includes:
2 nights stay in Athens in a 4* hotel and 4 nights in Santorini in a 3* hotel.
Half day Athens sightseeing tour
Ferry tickets Athens to Santorini
Air tickets Santorini to Athens
All transfers as mentioned
Entrance fees during guided sightseeing
24 hour assistance phone number
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Experience Santorini With Your Camera
If you would like a little more help join a photographer tour, where you will be picked up anywhere in the island. The tours are led by a professional photographer and are suitable for all ages and skill level.
Culinary Delights in Santorini
Moussaka, Souvlaki, Gyros, Tsaziki, Greek salad and seafood are known all over Greece, however remember to explore some specialities from the island like fava beans mash and Chloro cheese, which is a milder version of feta.