Santorini is known for its stunning sunsets and scenery, white, red, and black sand beaches, impressive traditional houses, balconies with views of the volcano, and busy nightlife. The town of Fira is the capital of Santorini and the biggest and most cosmopolitan settlement on the island.
Arriving on one of the most popular islands in Greece can be quite overwhelming, especially in high season. This is why it is important to know your options when arriving on the island so that you can make the most of your trip. When travelling from the Old Port to Fira, you have one main transfer option; the cable car. It takes a mere 13 minutes to reach the top and costs €6.
Alternatively, you could take a donkey ride up to the top of the mountain. However, this more traditional option is dangerous, uncomfortable and quite controversial. That being said, it is a method that has been used by locals for over 50 years. Regardless, it is generally recommended to walk up the steps instead.Welcome Pickups offers meet and greet services and a friendly introduction to Santorini at the same price as a regular taxi. Click here to see the cost.