Trains are 50% more expensive in Santorini than in Athens.
The average meal is 50% more expensive in Santorini than in Athens.
A taxi in Santorini costs roughly the same as in Athens.
Coffee is 30% more expensive in Santorini than in Athens.
Athens is the capital of Greece and has a history of more than 3,400 years. Athens International Airport "Eleftherios Venizelos" is the busiest airport in Greece. Athens International Airport features two parallel runways and can handle even the largest passenger jets.
Athens International Airport has flights to most major European and international destinations. Most flights leaving for other European countries depart from the main terminal. Some Athens to Santorini flights may also take off from a satellite terminal. Athens International Airport is located in a very picturesque region, which is one of the highlights of the airport.
To fly from Athens to Santorini, take the blue line (Line 3) of the Athens Metro from the Syntagma metro station to reach Athens International Airport from the city center. You may also choose to hop on a Proastiakos suburban train, which takes you to the Athens Airport Station too. Bus routes X93, X95, X96 and X97 connect various parts of Athens to the airport. If you are getting someone to drop you off at the airport, the Attiki Odos toll highway takes you from the city center to the airport. Taxis and limousines are also available, but they can turn out to be very expensive.
Of all the Greek Islands, Santorini is probably one of the most popular among tourists, thanks to its exotic beaches, Mediterranean climate and quaint towns and villages. When in Santorini, do not forget to try the Brantada, a cod fillet that is a local specialty. The traditional buildings in Santorini are very unique; these whitewashed and stone-constructed houses are a tourist attraction in themselves. Take a stroll along the Red Beach or hang with the locals at Perissa and Emporeio villages, where you can drink locally-made wine and gorge on traditional delicacies. If you are looking for a destination that is ancient yet buzzing with life, Santorini is the place to go.
Flights from Athens to Santorini land at the Santorini National Airport, located in the village of Kamari. From Santorini National Airport, take a local bus to reach the island's main town of Fira. The journey takes around 30 minutes to cover a distance of 7 kilometers. During the summer, buses go from the airport to Fira every hour. During other seasons, bus schedules are adjusted according to flight arrivals. More expensive options to reach Fira town center include taking pre-booked taxis and cabs. Fira city center has a bus stand that provides a connection to various towns and villages on the island.
Infrastructure especially road and GPS and road signages are not to the standard one expects from the expectations drawn by the marketing media on Santoríni! People are very nice and genuine