How to get around by Local Bus across the island of Santorini in Greece

 

 

 

 

The Santorini buses

El Local bus (remember that it is green) covers most of the routes on the island, going to the different beaches y poblaciones. Keep in mind that many of the public buses are similar to tour buses, so you have to be careful not to make the mistake of missing the bus.

La Main bus station is located in the central square of Fira. Do not expect to find a "great station", simply It is a small square where buses park. Right in the same square, you have a poster with the schedules of the different bus lines that leave from there.

Bus schedules and frequencies

It is very important to remember that the schedules and frequencies of buses change often and without notice, hence we are all the time indicating that it is not very reliable.

Example of Schedules with the Routes of the Buses in Santorini

Example of Schedules with the Routes of the Buses in Santorini

The price for all sections is between 1 and 2,5 € and in summer there is a bus every 30 minutes to reach most of the areas. He link between the port of Athinios y Fira is linked to the schedules of the ferries, so that tourists arrive at the port approximately one hour before the departure of the ferry.

In the image that you see, you have a example of how the schedules at the bus station, as you can see, it is a very manual system so it is better for you to stop by the station once in a while and check the paper of the schedules or you risk making mistakes.

Rent a vehicle: the best option to explore the island of Santorini

The option that most of us who visit the island use is rent a vehicle, be it a car, quad or motorbike. On the island there is a lot of rent to rent a quad since they are super-manageable and are parked anywhere. We leave below a car rental comparator for you to see the best offer on the island.


Since the island is quite small and easy to navigate, maybe it's best to rent a motorcycle or a quad, especially in high season. Have Beware of gas stations, which are not abundant on the island, especially in Oia, that there's not. The closest one is in Fira.

Existing bus lines

Map of bus routes, Santorini

Map of bus routes, Santorini

Fira-Oia via Firostefani and Imerovigli

Fira-Perissa via Karterados, Messaria, Pyrgos, Emborio, Megalochori and Perivolos

Fira-Kamari via Karterados and Messaria

Fira-Vlihada via Karterados, Messaria, Pyrgos, Emborio, Megalochori and Perivolos

Fira-Vourvoulos via Kontochori

Fira-aeropuerto via Karterados, Messaria and Monolithos

Fira-Akrotiri via Karterados, Messaria and Vothonas

There are no direct buses that go from one side of the island to the other. Fira It is the main center of the buses and all the lines pass by there. It is therefore possible to reach each locality by changing buses in Fira. In high season, some bus lines operate at best until 3 at night.
May check the schedules of the different bus lines from the KTEL website: https://ktel-santorini.gr/ktel/index.php/en/

We remind you again that the schedules and frequencies of the buses change often and without notice, so be very careful with this.

How to get around by Local Bus across the island of Santorini in Greece
5 (100%) 1 vote