Santorini National Airport (JTR)
Situated North of Kamari village, Santorini's Airport (JTR) is only 6 km away from downtown Fira. The airport is connected to the capital by a bus service, and the journey takes approximately 20 minutes. Buses are not frequent and may not run throughout the whole day: you will find a schedule outside the airport, before…
Santorini's "mule taxi" is a tradition that is, unfortunately, renowned worldwide, as donkeys are used to walking up the steep climbs of the island and are one of the main attractions for tourists. Travellers are urged not to use donkeys as means of transportation because of the poor condition in which the animals are kept.
A network of buses connects the capital, Fira, to all the major holiday resorts, running to Oia, Perissa, and Kamari every 20 minutes. Buses run also from Fira to Vourvoulus, Exo Gonia, Akrotiri, Monolithos, Vlihada, Baxedes, and to the airport, but they are less frequent. Please note that there are no direct buses from one…
Several taxi companies operate in Santorini, and, though there are fixed fares, you should always negotiate the price before booking. You can book a taxi for a ride or for the entire day and visit the different seaside resorts and sights, or you can opt for a shared transfer by booking a shuttle service.
The main post offices are situated in Fira, Emporio, and Oia. Here, you will be able to mail letters and buy stamps and postcards. Mailboxes are located in all major holiday resorts and they are always yellow with a blue sign. The service is run by a company called ELTA, which is the name you…
Pharmacies in Greece tend to be small, sometimes family-run, private businesses. You will find pharmacies in all major holiday resorts, with a great concentration in Fira. Pharmacies are closed on Saturdays and Sundays: this implies that you will have to buy your supplies before the weekend starts and, if you need some urgent medication you…