Santorini Island Tourist Traps

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Most Viewed Tourist Traps in Santorini Island

  • 1. Sunset in Oia

    The sunsets in Santorini are awsome! However because of the crowds of people it is hard to enjoy them. The alleys are filled and people are found standing for hours waiting for the moment the sun...

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  • 2. Cruises

    Since the volcano has no main crater, which would make a tour more spectacular, we have decided to take a ride just around Nea Kameni. However, most of the trips were offered only in package, where...

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  • 3. Cable Car

    We showed up at the Cable car at 11am, we neeed to catch our boat for the day. We waited in the steaming heat for about one hour and a half. The boat wasnt going to wait for us as there was another...

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  • 4. Caldera sunset

    Now. We all love sunsets. We all love the caldera.When you see a bar advertising "caldera view" sunset view" etc, prepare for a large bill.In fact, Oia's claim...

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  • 5. Overblown Fira

    Now, I have waxed lyrical about the views, and some of the buildings in Fira are extraordinary. But - and it's a big but - the whole town is designed to relieve...

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  • 6. WHEN A CREDIT CARD SIGN MEANS NO CREDIT CARDS!

    I have run into this issue more than once on Santorini. The last time was at the over-priced Central Super Markt near the main square. We loaded up a basket of...

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  • 7. THE RICHEST MAN ON SANTORINI

    “Have a photo with my donkey Marika. Just give what you like as payment”. That’s what his sign says. Yes this kindly little old man is probably the richest...

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  • 8. THE ETERNAL SHAME OF AKROTIRI

    To be somewhat fair the local authorities, the last Tourist to visit was killed on site. A protective roof structure was being erected to protect the ancient...

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  • 9. Shopping traps in Santorini

    It is strongly recommended to ask for a receipt and a certificate of quality and origin of manufacturing if you are buying jewelry from the island. Greece has...

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  • 10. Getting into Fira from the Port

    As soon as your ferry docks into the new port of santorini and you disembark from the Ship, you would be greeted with local tout offering to give you a ride...

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  • 11. Volcano Tours Overpriced!

    The trip where you visit the hot springs in Palea Kameni and Thirasia can be quite expensive.Most of the trips are offered only in package, where you visit the...

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  • 12. The Plumbing System on the Island!

    Avoid throwing paper in the toilets. You don't want to find yourself in a difficult position, and cause this bad situation because of paper thrown by you! When...

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  • 13. Watch your step!

    There are steps everywhere on the island. Along the side streets of the Caldera you cannot avoid them and you better have comfortable shoes with you. You don't...

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  • 14. Some Hotels have the Same Name!

    Be very careful when you book your hotel!There are hotels which have the same name, and the one might be a 4 * hotel and the other a 2* one.I was panicked when...

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  • 15. Greek Night of Bad Food & Wine

    We went on this trip as a package deal (which was not a bad thing in itself) but at our intro morning we bought into a Greek night at the Wine Museum. The wine...

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  • 16. THIEVING BASTARDS - TAXIS AND PRIVATE BUSES

    Santorini is a small island with large prices if you take any form of transport other than the public bus. Taxis are thieving dishonest bastards worldwide and...

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  • 17. THE PUBLIC TOILET IN FIRA

    The public toilet in Fira costs about $1 to use making it one of the most expensive places on earth to do what you need to do. Outrageous! It is also not open...

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  • 18. POSTCARDS

    Why pay more? Your flights and hotel cost enough! Post Cards can be very very expensive. As much as Euro 1.50! No way. Do not do it. You need postcards, but not...

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  • 19. Be careful with donkeys!

    Instead of the cable car, you can get Fira from the dock by the stairs you see in the picture. There, you will be offered to go up or down the stairs on a...

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  • 20. Excursion to Vulcano and Thirasia.

    Several tourist agencies offer a sail trip to Nea Kameni; an islet with a crater. After the visit to this volcano you can swim into sulphur water. After this 30...

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  • 21. Shopping

    On Santorini, it is obvious by the prices of jewelry, artwork and even food that they take advantage of the fact you are a tourist and have money to spend. For...

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  • 22. Murphy's - My Most Expensive Beer Ever

    We went into Murphy's becuase it looked nice and also because I expected it wouldn't be too expensive, being off the front and being an "Irish Bar". I should...

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  • 23. Bathing on Santorini

    Most tourist brochures and travel agencies advertise Santorini with pics of the caldera, the city on the cliff's edge and the beach umbrellas. The latter is...

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  • 24. Inflated prices

    Santorini is generally a more expensive island than any other in Greece, but that doesn't mean that you can't survive on a limited budget (I did!).The following...

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  • 25. Akrotiri construction is not yet finished...

    Akrotiri excavations are delayed and years now, turns to be a bad impression for thousands of culture visitors... Almost all cruiseships propose excursions...

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