Santorini Car Hire - Did You Know?

  • Santorini is most famous for the dramatic eruption of the volcano, Thira which some say was the model for the story of Atlantis
  • It’s also famous for dramatic sunsets, the stunning cliff top village of Oia and strangely, for a white aubergine, native to the island
  • The proper name of the island is Thira but the more common name, Santorini comes from Saint Irene, after whom the cathedral in Perissa is dedicated

Santorini Mini Guide

What can you Tell me About Santorini?
It’s one of the most picturesque islands in the Mediterranean and is even more appealing given its dramatic history. Once a simmering volcanic island, Thira, literally exploded nearly four millennia ago removing 80% of the island’s land mass and leaving just parts of the rim of the crater sticking up from the sea. Today the unusual geography of the island makes it very photogenic and with villages like Oia with its white sugar cube houses and blue woodwork clinging to the cliff, it has a film set quality about it.

view of santorini

How do I get to Santorini?
Santorini has its own airport which accepts flights from all over Europe including several chartered and scheduled flights from the UK. No-frills airlines operate to Santorini Airport keeping travel costs low for budget conscious travellers. An alternative method of accessing the island is to take the ferry that departs from Piraeus outside Athens. It takes up to six hours but is a relaxing and beautiful journey as you wind your way through the Greek Islands.

colourful houses of oia santorini

What Should I Do on Santorini?
For a start you have got to watch one of the many stunning sunsets that the island is famous for. Then, take your camera to the village of Oia and catch the brilliant white sugar cube houses with their typically Greek blue woodwork, against the azure sky.

Driving in Santorini

  • R

    Road Driving Side

  • 50kph

    Urban speed Limit

  • 110kph

    Rural Speed Limit

  • 120kph

    Motorway Speed Limit

  • 10-25g

    Drink Drive Limit

  • EUR €

    Currency

  • 21

    Min Rental Age

  • YES

    Tolls

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One of the most beautiful of the Greek islands, Santorini has been attracting tourists for centuries and there’s a wide variety of things to be seen by the visitor. Hire a car on Santorini to explore the cliff top villages or drop down to the attractive beaches of the coast. With one of our hire cars on Santorini, you’ll discover all that the island has to offer from gorgeous Oia, to the capital Fira.

Many tourists don’t hire a car thinking that they’ll simply use local excursions but with a family or group of any size you’ll find that the cost will soon mount up. Then there’s often the cost of transfers from the airport if you’re travelling independently. Sensible travellers have discovered that the low cost of our car hire on Santorini is more than covered by the cost of trips and transfers and they get the use of the car throughout their break.

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