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Itinerary in Santorini

by Izzah Online Now Feb 25, 2013 at 8:54 PM

Hi, im new here from Singapore =) And im sooo interested to go to Santorini for honeymoon this coming June. Because of their magnificent view! But no nuts on how to go about going around there. We dont want to just stick in the hotel. But instead to go around but who should we get to bring us around there? To visit beaches, volcano or tram ride etc.

Any recommendations? As we thought of going free and easy instead of going in a tour group. Hope anyone could help! =)

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    Re: Itinerary in Santorini

    by xymmot Online Now Feb 25, 2013 at 9:09 PM

    Flight to Athens and then get a ferry to Santorini. On the island you can rent a car and go on your own. Book a hotel on line and you are good to go. I would recommend the hotel Atlantis in Fira on the island for your honeymoon. Make sure you get a sea view and tell them you are on your honeymoon. Have a great day.

    cheers tommy x

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    by lynnehamman Online Now Feb 25, 2013 at 10:38 PM

    Santorini is very easy to visit. You could hire a small 'bubble' car, and drive inland and on coastal roads. The beaches are not good - volcanic black pebbled. But the scenery IS exquisite. There is a tourist info office in main town (Fira) where you could enquire about how to 'do it yourself'- Another fun thing is to hire a 3 wheeler motorbike.

    I will send you a link with accommodation we stayed at- magnificent views & pool

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    by lynnehamman Online Now Feb 25, 2013 at 10:41 PM

    We stayed here, at Irini Villas. It was excellent. Click on this link for my review & photos Irini Villas: "A Lucky Find in Santorini" - Santorini Island Hotel Tip by lynnehamman

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    by Izzah Online Now Feb 25, 2013 at 11:01 PM

    Thanks so much for your help! Meaning, once i reach the airport, i could get the hotel driver to pick us up? Or we should flag a taxi to our hotel? Which is advisable? And from Fira tourist office, we could plan our itinerary from there? Great! So santorini is more or less something like Phuket? Whereby its an island where its easy for us to go around by bike etc? Correct me if im wrong =)

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    by mindcrime Online Now Feb 25, 2013 at 11:03 PM

    There are also many buses from Fira to almost every corner on the island (which isnt very big in size anyway), you can easily enjoy it if you dont want to rent a car.

    If you go there by ferry take the one that arrives in Santorini early in the morning, approaching the island this way will be one of the best experiences you will have there

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    by Izzah Online Now Feb 25, 2013 at 11:10 PM

    The ferry ticket can be bought on the day we reach Athens? Or it should be booked earlier? =)

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    by taurean_traveller Online Now Feb 25, 2013 at 11:10 PM

    Because Santorini is a small island the cost of a taxi from the airport will not be too expensive. However if the hotel do a "shuttle" service then you will have someone waiting for you when you arrive, A beautiful island with stunning views.

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    by mindcrime Online Now Feb 25, 2013 at 11:21 PM

    Izzah wrote:

    The ferry ticket can be bought on the day we reach Athens? Or it should be booked earlier? =)

    If you plan to spend some days in Athens you can do it in any travel agent in Athens, usually can be bought the ticket even the day you depart but to be on the safe side you can book your tickets online some days in advance.

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    by lynnehamman Online Now Feb 26, 2013 at 4:36 AM

    There are buses at the airport which will take you to Fira l- also a taxi if needed. SOME hotels will offer a pickup, but usually there will be a small pick up fee. Amd yes- you can certainly plan your itinirary at the Tourist Centre/ I have never been to Phuket so cannot compare.

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    by xymmot Online Now Mar 4, 2013 at 7:54 AM

    The island is much smaller than Phuket and it would not be hard to navigate. Many taxis will be there upon arrival to greet you as the taxi drivers have a schedule of all ferry and airport departures and arrival. They depend on the tourist for their income. You shouldn't find any transportation problem at Santorini. If you rent a car, reserve and pay for the car early as high season takes many out of inventory.

    cheers tommy x

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    by angiebabe Online Now Apr 10, 2013 at 7:10 AM

    Yes its easy to get around in a car and a good guide book and map - I had the Rough Guide for Greece which was excellent for elaborating on history and all sorts of interesting sites and sights that are often not in the other guide books.
    Absolutely beautiful place!

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    by angiebabe Online Now Apr 10, 2013 at 7:12 AM

    If you have a hotel booked the bus for your hotel and group of hotels will pick you up along with other passengers booked to other hotels and take everyone to their various hotels

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