We took an early morning 45 minute flight to Santorini after spending 3 nights in Athens to adjust. Being greeted by the beautiful sunrise right at the airport was a welcoming sign. Our home away from home is located in Vothon, between the two popular locations: closer 15 minute drive to Fira, Thira and further 45 minutes to Oia.
Our home away from home on Santorini: Santorini Traditional Suites
The rough Black Sandy Beach
Catching the Super Runner to Naxos at Port Anithios
Transportation: taxis are available but aren't many around hence more expensive. Buses are cheaper but at where we were, it was more convenient to rent a car. Santorini is a small island so it only took us a couple of hours to cover the whole island. Driving on Santorini is tricky as the roads are very holey with very steep >45 degree inclination and windy sharp curves.
If you want to visit black, red and white beaches, try the boat taxi. Access by car to these beaches is possible but the roads are quite treacherous. Imagine operating your crappy Skoda on dirt bumpy narrow steep windy hills along sides of the cliffs with no shoulders. These beaches aren't kids friendly so leave your children at home. Wear water shoes, not flip flops or beach sandals.
Make sure you negotiate a newer rental car if possible. Having your own car gives you freedom and flexibility but also has its own costs. Driving is one and parking is another.
Thanks for reading and leave a note if you have any questions. As always, check out my handmade travel collection @ Team.T.K for your little wanderers.