7 essential websites to know when
planning your trip to Santorini
Santorini is probably one of the most scenic and well known of the Greek islands in the Aegean Sea. Even though there are plenty of images out there showing the cute white buildings and impressive Greek island culture and nature out there, not very often there’s talk of practical things most travellers ought to know – I’ll try to correct some of that today. Here are some super practical online resources that will help you loads when travelling to Santorini!
Booking.com is your best bet for the most available rooms and villa deals on the island. It’s also great if you’re looking to stay on some of the other big Greek islands like Mykonos and Crete.
Expedia and Skyscanner will show you all the available flights to Santorini and might even save some cost by suggesting cheaper dates and/or connecting flights depending on where you’re travelling from. Here’s an expert tip – when browsing these websites, use an incognito window. Most flight search sites collect data on your searches and adjust prices if you’ve shown interest in certain destinations.
Let’s Ferry is the go-to website for booking ferry tickets and checking their schedules for most Greek islands, including Santorini, Crete and Mykonos.
Get your guide offers a pretty extensive variety of guides on Greek islands. Of course, you can just Google around for information and go out and discover Santorini on your own – that will take some preparation though.
Rentalcars – a website for booking rental cars in Santorini. It’s pretty straightforward. Having a rental car or even a scooter while travelling in Santorini will save you some time and nerves – the alternative is relying on local bus traffic and their timetables.
Bikesbooking is another alternative for transport – rent a scooter, motorcycle or even a quad. This is a pretty fun way of getting around the closer villages, and you don’t have to stress out much about finding a parking spot on the narrow streets.
Transferwise is the ultimate service for managing your travel money. They offer way lower rates than your bank, and now they also have a physical Mastercard, that will be accepted all over Europe, including Santorini.
Consider this your Swiss-knife kit for Santorini – with these websites you should be able to cover all your needs in Santorini and beyond. Happy travels!
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