Read the personal experience of one of our customers, Marko that rented a car in Santorini!
“Despite the public transportation in a specific destination, I’ll never ever skip a chance to check out by vehicle. This could be partially an embedded American habit or also just due to the fact I enjoy creating my own routine.
There’s nothing better than going out your front door and also putting keys right into the ignition whenever you feel like it, with no bus to hurry to!
Thankfully, Santorini car rentals is fairly simple, even if you’re looking for automatic ones. So on eventually, Christine and also Raphael as well as I rented a small compact auto for about EUR40. Okay for this expensive Greek island.
Being that is was the really begin of low period, the roads were tranquil as well as traffic was nearly non-existent. Santorini is an easy island to drive about and also you can obtain from one side to the various other in regarding a hr. There are many little spots to visit, and also with a car we had the ability to jump from one to the following fairly conveniently. Being that this was my last day on the island, discovering by cars and truck was the best means to see more of it prior to capturing the overnight ferryboat to Athens.
If you occur to rent a car like us, right here are my choices for maximizing your day exploring Santorini by auto:
View from Oia
No better place to remain on the island in my point of view, Oia is a village straight out of a dream. It’s also flawlessly located on top of the island, a hassle-free starting factor for a road trip.
Discovering Oia itself can only truly be done on foot. A lot of the village is defined by a maze-like array of cobblestone courses which don’t accommodate cars. Out of this world views are feasible from nearly anywhere in the village, but enable yourself to stray as well as get shed for some time.
When it involves typical photos of Santorini, this is it.
View of Fira
After leaving Oia, depart for Fira, the island’s resources. While additionally gorgeous as well as packed with white-washed houses and also churches, contrasted to Oia, Fira is much more busy as well as industrial. There are a lot more visitor shops, more bars as well as more activity overall. Still, it deserves checking out and you ought to reserve a full hr or two simply to walk around.
This would certainly also be the location to have lunch or do some purchasing. With even more time, you could see among the museums or one of the markets. There is additionally a cable car which takes visitors to a tiny coastline below the caldera.
View of Santorini
Among the very best spots to see with a car is the Monastery of Profitis Elias, sitting atop the acme on the island. While the winding roadway up to the summit obtains a little bit terrifying (those drops are high, I couldn’t look!) the view is well worth it. From here you can see the whole island.
Park as well as walk up to the abbey, and also if you’re fortunate there will certainly be some Greek girls providing free examples of olive oil, olives and also various other rewards. Yum!
Red Beach on Santorini
What makes the Red Coastline so magnificent in my opinion is the contrast in colours. Like it was reduced right out of the island, the high cliff behind the coastline is a striking red and the water a brilliant turquoise. Park and also make the five min walk over to the viewpoint, and if it’s warm sufficient, walk over to the coastline and soak up some sunlight.
Santo White Wines at Sunset
By this time, it was nearly sundown. If you’re visiting in summertime and/or obtained an earlier start than us, you ‘d most likely still have a pair much more hours of expedition offered. Since it was most likely to be dark quickly we headed to Santo Red wines for our last stop.
The views from here might just be the very best on the island. It’s additionally a sensational spot to view the sun drop over the Aegean Sea while trying a variety of neighbourhood a glass of wine.
It’s actually the perfect sight to a close a quite ideal day of travelling, and the wine doesn’t harmed either. Simply make certain a person in your group is prepared to make the 30 minutes drive back to Oia!
Also keep in mind the following:
There are several various other areas to go to on the island, and with an early start or a lengthy day of sunlight in your support, you could check out every one of the above plus a couple of even more. Perissa is a prominent black sand coastline hotel filled with numerous pubs and coffee shops. Pirgos is a small town normal of a Cycladic village and also developed around a Venetian citadel. Although the island isn’t that huge, take in mind the sluggish rate limitation. This is an island besides, and also people tend to take it slow down.
Car rental in Santorini, is the most convenient solution, for your days on the island of Santorini.”