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    Santorini Airport

    by Pakistaniguy Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Santorini Airport

    Thira - Santorini is considered to be one of the important islands of Greece. There are many flights To & From Santorini Airport. Olympic Airways, Aegean Air & Air Greece has got its Santorini Airport in their domestic routes.

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    Arriving in Thira (Santorini) by Air

    by Pakistaniguy Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Our Olympic Airways Flight to Santorini

    Olympic Airways which is Greek National Airline and run by the goverment. It operates atleast 6 daily flights To & From Athens to Thira in high season and in low season it operates daily one and on few days two flights To & From Athens. I went there in Off Season and the price of Oneway ticket was 83 Euros from Santorini to Athens & from Mykonos to Santorini was 60 Euros.

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    Santorini Airport

    by Pakistaniguy Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Santorini Airport in the Morning

    Santorini airport is a very small airport and when the plan lands on this beautiful small airport it really looks very nice. Only small plans usually operate To & From Santorini because the runway is not for bigger planes.

    This picture on the left shows the morning view of Santorini Airport, just after landing.

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    GETTING AROUND SANTORINI BY BUS

    by LoriPori Written Mar 20, 2011

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    Bus to Oia

    Public Buses (KTEL) are reasonably priced and efficient and the bus station was a short walk from our Hotel. Friday night we wanted to get to Oia, for the VT get-together, so Hans and I, along with Nancy (Cnango) and Jeff, got on the bus to Oia. After we boarded, the conductor came and collected the fare (1.20 Euros) and issued us a ticket. Be sure to keep your ticket until the end of your ride. Along the way the bus driver picked up an inspector who came aboard and checked our tickets - No kidding!!! The route from Fira to Oia took about 30 minutes.

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    Planes and ferries

    by fassolia Updated Jan 30, 2008

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    Oia

    As I said by plane or ferry or flying dolphin from Athens or Thessaloniki or Heraclion.
    Santorini has buses that can easily take you everywhere or (better) you can hire a motorbike. Cars are quite expensive. Bicycle? Too much heat!

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    SANTORINI CABLE CAR - FUNICULAR

    by LoriPori Written Jul 17, 2007

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    The gift of a wealthy ship owner, Evangelos Nomikas paid all the expenses for the purchase and installation of SANTORINI CABLE CAR, an Austrian built system. This Funicular is one of the most developed works of the Cyclades province and now belongs to the 14 communities of Santorini.

    On Saturday, we all took the Funicular to get down to the Port of Skala for our Pirate Ship cruise. It was an amazing adventure in itself. The views going down ( and later up ) are fabulous. The cost of the funicular is 4 Euros per person. Just follow the signs in town that say "Cable Car".

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    Low Tech Option

    by giampiero6 Updated Jun 26, 2007

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    My Trusty Mount

    If you're not into trotting up the many steep walk ways - and you don't fancy getting to the destination hot and soaked in sweat, you will want to consider these friendly couriers who will gladly take you up the steps. It's only a couple of Euro and it's pretty fun to ride a mule in general. Sure it's touristy, but it's also simply practical. Don't worry, they know what they are doing and you don't have to drive or teach them the road (they know!)

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    Take the Easy Route!

    by Gillybob Updated Jun 21, 2007

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    At the bottom of the cliff in Fira is the town's port (sometimes referred to as the Old Port or Skala) which receives tenders from the cruise ships that anchor in the caldera basin to allow passengers to visit the island, as well as smaller sailing boats.

    There are three ways to get from the port itself up to the town at the top of the cliff, which is 220 metres above sea level. Each of them have their own advantages.

    The easiest, most modern and convenient way is to take the cable car. The charge for a one-way trip on the cable car, as at June 2007, is 4 Euros - the same price as riding a mule. The cable car starts running at around 06:30 (07:30 during the winter) with the last car running down to the port at around 23:30. The journey itself takes around 3 minutes.

    The cable car was donated to the island by the Loula & Evangelos Nomikos Foundation.

    PLEASE TAKE NOTE : At times when the port is busy receiving and transferring passengers to/from the cruise ships, the queues for the cable car can be quite horrendous and make the whole process last anything up to an hour. Please be sure to make adequate time if you are heading down to the port to return to your cruise ship or join one of the caldera boats.

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    Ride away those steps!

    by Gillybob Updated Jun 21, 2007

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    Mule (or is this a donkey?)

    At the bottom of the cliff in Fira is the town's port which receives tenders from the cruise ships that anchor in the caldera basin to allow passengers to visit the island, as well as smaller sailing boats (this port is not, however, for ferries servicing the island of Santorini {Thira}).

    There are three ways to get from the port itself up to the town at the top of the cliff, which is 220 metres above sea level. Each of them have their own advantages.

    One of the longest standing methods to climb up the cliff is via mule (as most of them are) or donkey (there are a small number of them). The mules are part of the charm of the island and if you listen carefully at around 5:30pm each evening you will hear them heading back to their stables (their bells tinkling as they walk along). To ascend/descend between the town and port, they walk along the stepped walkway (which humans are equally welcome to walk) which is said to have some 570 steps on it!! Given the choice, I'd rather take the mule personally.

    The charge for riding a mule, as at June 2007, is 4 Euros - the same price as the cable car.

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    High Tech Transportation

    by giampiero6 Written Jun 19, 2007

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    The high tech transportation method is a cable car that takes you from the small tourist port at the base of the cliffs up to Firastefani (the higher part of Fira). The cable car takes only a couple of minutes and costs 4euro. Be aware that there are only a few cars and that if you happen along at a time when several cruise ships are docking or heading out again, you can be in line in a huge huge crowd. If you're fit you can skip down in a couple of minutes.

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    Zip around on DAOoter!

    by Gillybob Written Jun 19, 2007

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    When you need to get around Fira, and the island of Thira itself, why not get yourself a DAOoter - so much easier than a scooter, the DAOoter comes with its own DAO to drive your scooter around and get you to all the nooks and crannies on the island.

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    Local buses are fantastic

    by jancola Written Jun 12, 2006

    The busses in Santorini are fantastic. No car required, you can easily get to Perissa, Kamari, Akrotiri, Oia, the ferry, the airport, in just a few minutes. Check the schedules ahead of time so you are not disappointed -- there are surprisingly few trips to the airport, and they are in no way related to when planes actually arrive or leave. However, getting to a beach couldn't be easier.

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    See it from the sea

    by Bjorgvin Written Feb 8, 2005
    Santorini seen from the SE.

    Santorini has an international airport. There are daily flights to/from Athens during summer and less frequent weekly flights to/from Rhodos, Mykenos and Heraklion, Crete. But to approach the island onboard a ship is unforgettable. Ferries come in daily from Piraeus and there are frequent connections with other islands (Ios, Paros, Crete, Naxos etc.).

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    Travelling by Bus around Santorini

    by Pakistaniguy Updated Nov 28, 2002

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    Fira Bus Station

    We took a Taxi from Airport to Fira, the capital of Santorini Island. but in Summer there are regular bus connections available from Airport to Fira and from Fira to other towns of Santorini. Following is a small list of Buses from Fira Bus station (Summer Timings):

    Every Hour to AKROTIRI - 1.2 Euros
    Every 30 mins to OIA - 0.9 Euros
    Every 30 mins to Monolithos - 0.8 Euros
    Every 30 mins to Kamari - 0.8 Euros
    Every 30 mins to Perissa - 1.3 Euros

    If you would like to go to Port Athinios for catching your ferry the buses usually leave 1 & a half hours usually before ferry departs.

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    View of Santorini Airport after Take Off

    by Pakistaniguy Written Nov 27, 2002

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    %ftView of Santorini Airport after Take Off%f*

    I love taking photos from aircraft of the ground. I took this photo from my Thira-Athens flight on Aegean Air on 24.11.2002.

    By the way, In order to reach the airport from the main city of this Island, 'FIRA'. the best way is to take a taxi for 7.5 euros from the bus stand in fira. Otherwise, in summer there are frequent busses from Fira bus stand to Airport. The airport is 15-20 mins by taxi and more by bus.

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