Lampetia Villas

Nomikou St., 84702, Greece
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Forum Posts

Double Whammy?

by canucks4

Lower our expectations? We are travelling to Santorini via cruise ship in November on a Sunday (off season & on a day of rest). Realistically, what can we expect to see open? Our game plan, if we are fortunate enough, was to cable car up to Fira, wander a bit over maybe over to Imerovigli for lunch and cab it to Oia. Will be find restaurants open? and sufficient cabs to visit/return from Oia without difficulty? Thanks for any suggestions.

Re: Double Whammy?

by Agraichen

I'd suggest using the local bus to go to Oia, much less than the taxis and quite easy to catch in Fira. Just don't walk up the donkey path or if you do, be careful. The wine store at the entrance to Oia has some great tastes to bring back to the ship. If time permits walk out to the end of the path for sunset.

Re: Double Whammy?

by StefanosS

The cable car needs long time to serve all the people of the cruise ship. Try to be in the first groups to go up. Thr same problem is with the donkeys. Walking the path up is quite hard, but walking down is easy.

Re: Double Whammy?

by Maryimelda

If Santorini is anything like Mykonos (and I am told it is bigger and better) you will find shops and restaurants open even on Sunday late into the night. I was in Mykonos a week ago last Sunday and was still shopping at about 10pm.

Re: Double Whammy?

by StefanosS

Santorini is not a summer resort island but rather an all-year-round destination. Most tourist facilities are open, even if tourist volume is lower in winter season. Sunday or week-day does not make difference in Santorini.

Re: Double Whammy?

by tuff

I suggest you go to Oia first and explore Fira later as you don't want to miss the ship. However, I heard that sunset in Oia is beautiful.

Re: Double Whammy?

by canucks4

Thank you all for your responses - we are very much looking forward to our trip.

Re: Double Whammy?

by Mikebb

Hi, suggest you arrange to hire a car, you can easily get around the island and there is very little traffic. Fira to Oia approx 10 minutes drive. Our hire car was 50 Euro for 24 hours, we drove everywhere and only had to put 10 euro of petrol. take another couple with you and share the cost.

Travel Tips for Santorini Island


by chrissyalex

There are many vineyards scattered throughout the island. Their abundance give Santorini a much greener appearance than Mykonos.
Three different varieties of grapes are grown to make the famous white wines this island is known for. A few of these wines are Nichteri ,which has the highest concentration of alcohol,Kalliste, which is aged in a smoked wooden barrel and Via Santo , a sweet wine that is also used sometimes in the churches for communion.
You can visit some of these wineries for tastings and also to see how the wines are traditionally made. The most famous winery is Boutari in Megalohori, which is located on the road to the town of Perissa. However, we did not visit any of the wineries as we could not find any bus transportation to visit them. If you have a car or a scooter, it may be a nice thing to do. I talked to some people who visited Boutari and they said it is wonderful. The winery is also included as a stop on one of the bus tours of Santorini...but we chose to see the island by the local buses. Something interesting you may notice in this picture. The grapes are not tied. They grow freely and while traveling around the island, it seemed that this is how all the grapes are grown.
We were not sure why. We pondered about it and the guess we came up with is that it may be because there are very few trees on the island , so maybe years ago,wood for stakes was hard to come by. This is just our guess...if anyone knows the reason for this tradition..please Email me.

Frappe :-)

by Sharrie

This is at the roof top of Pelekanos Cafe & his name is Pamagiotis. He made great coffee frappe :-) Nice chap, took lots of pictures for me. There wasn't anyone at the rooftop even though it has the best view of the crater. Magnificent!

Now, I have memories of calling my loved ones up here, writing postcards to friends & spending lovely moments up here, on the top of Oia!


by BurgerQueen

Everywhere you go in Santorini, you'll get in touch with the cats living on the island.
Do not be surprised to eat in an open-air restaurant with a cat looking at you and waiting for some food! Sooo cute!

Dress casually, light cotton is excellent.

by mapakettle

We travelled with back packs, but in the case of Santorini, I don't think it matters either way. Just be aware that the walkways are often uphill, so go light on your packing. Good walking shoes are a must, but suggest very comfortable sandles, with light cotton shorts and t-shirts or short sleeved shirts. Bring multiple changes of underwear to remain 'fresh', or launder frequently. We found that Santorini offers everything a traveler may require. However, a good quality body talc may be helpful to prevent jock itch. Once again, the shops are well stocked with photo accessories, but expect to pay a premium for these items. Perhaps an extra set of batteries specifically for your camera may prevent lost photo ops. Bathing suits and light cotton shirts are plentiful on the island. The trunks appear to be reasonably priced, but the white, loosely weaved cotton shirts were expensive.

The Volcano Tour

by 88Starflite

Take the full tour and go to the outer island, sorry I foregot it's name, you'll have a great view of the Volcano and of Santorini. The waterfront resturant has a great salad and the water good for swiming.


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