Buses - Buses on the island are frequent and operate almost every half to one hour.
Boats - Boats are also available between the coastal towns of the island.
Taxis - Taxis can be hired but be sure about booking in advance from the hotel; else the drivers tend to pick up more passengers on the way.
Cars - It will take you an hour to drive from one end of the island to the other. You can rent a car or a scooter or an ATV.
Bicycles- You can also explore the island enjoying the stunning views from different parts of the island by cycling. At times, you will face rough terrains with slopes and cliffs and can take longer to reach your destination.
Santorini (Thira) National Airport is the main airport on the island and is located near the Kamari village. Numerous airlines have direct flights from Athens and other major cities within Greece. A lot of tourists come via charter flights from major European airports. Taxis are easily available outside the airport. There are buses from the airport to Fira and then you can take different buses depending on the town you want to visit. Be sure to book tickets well in advance due to the high demand during peak seasons.
Cruise ships and ferries connect different Greek cities to Santorini. The ferries dock at the new port of Athinios and then you can take a bus or taxi to any of the towns. The ride is a windy, steep one from Athinois. There are speed boats to Oia from the old port pier (Skala).
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Greece is one of the participating Schengen countries that have agreed to allow free movement of their citizens within this area as a single country. A Schengen Visa is issued by the authorities to the interested party for travelling to and within the Schengen Area.
The detailed list of such countries can be checked on the internet. The citizens of countries which do not fall in the list of Schengen countries, however, have to apply for a visa.
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