HOW TO GET THE MOST OF YOUR SANTORINI TRIP WHEN FLYING FROM SINGAPORE
Throughout the years I have met a lot of wonderful people from Malaysia having a good time here on the island and most of them are looking for some advice. The biggest problem for people travelling from a far is how to save some money and not compromise on entertainment. I thought I could sum up some of the topics they’re most interested in and offer my advice for everyone here online. I’ve broken it down into three categories:
FLYING TO SANTORINI. Minimizing your travel expenses is an important thing to consider, especially if you’re flying to Santorini from across the Globe. I would go as far to say that this is the most important thing to research. There are no direct flights from Singapore to Santorini, so make sure to pay attention to your layover times. Generally you’ll need at least 2 layovers — one somewhere outside Greece, and the other in Athens. How about spending a day in Athens as well since you’ve come so far? Around 30 airlines operate the Santorini airport, so you have a wide choice; I suggest you look up at least 20 offers before buying your tickets. The most popular airlines are Great Western Airlines, Olympic Airlines and Aegean Airlines — start with those, but do not buy the first tickets you find, trust me. Look for package deals, but consider how they fulfil your travelling needs.
STAYING IN SANTORINI. All the general rules apply here. You can check out my posts on best Santorini hotels with amazing pools and 5 things your perfect Santorini hotel should have; the thing I would like to add is that it is important to book your rooms really early to make sure you get your perfect hotel. The flight from Malaysia to here is quite a long one, so you really need to plan some extra rest time in your comfy hotel room before starting your active Santorini adventure.
EATING IN SANTORINI. People from Singapore usually really enjoy the local Greek cuisine — it is very different from the dishes eaten in Singapore, so be prepared to explore some new tastes! The thing to remember is that the best seafood can actually be found inland, not at the beach restaurants — most of them charge very high prices for not-so-great food. Find some extra tips in my post on the best Santorini restaurants with authentic food.
There, that’s it! You could save some of your travel budged and have a wonderful experience if you do your research and stick to this advice. One final advice is to have fun and enjoy everything the island has to offer. I hope to see you soon!
Photos from session in Oia with my beloved Singaporean people Cheryl and Lucas!