How long does it take to walk from one side of Santorini to the other?
The hike takes between 2 and 5 hours depending on how fast you walk and how often you stop. If you do a side trip to Skaros Rock it will add at least an hour. The hiking trail from Fira to Oia is just under 10.5km (6.5 miles). Part of the path is similar to a sidewalk, parts are cobblestone, and parts are a dirt path.
Is 7 days in Santorini too much?
Santorini is a relatively small island, so some of you may wonder if a week is too much time to spend there – I would say, it’s just enough.
How long does it take to drive around Santorini island?
Santorini is a relatively small Greek island, and it is about 16km long and about 12km at its widest area. The total area is around 76.19 km². Driving from one end to the other takes around 40 minutes.
How many days in Santorini is enough?
We recommend 3 to 5 days in Santorini in order to visit as many places as possible. Santorini is a very interesting island and except from Oia, the volcano and the amazing views, there are many things to see and do. But you can also do it in 24 hours and many day trips are proposed from other nearby islands.
Is it better to stay in Oia or Thira?
Fira is the isalnd’s capital and the livelier village of the two with much more nightlife and shopping. Oia is the more luxurious village with romantic restaurants and high-end shopping.
Should you go to Mykonos or Santorini first?
Mykonos is better to be your first vacation and then Santorini. Mykonos has better beaches than Santorini (try Psarou and Elia beaches). Also, the nightlife is far better in Mykonos. The island is more crowded than Santorini and the average age in Mykonos is lower.
Which is better Santorini or Mykonos?
The scenery, views, sunsets, and natural beauty of Santorini are unrivaled by Mykonos or any other Greek island. Mykonos is not without its beautiful spots but for scenes that are truly jaw-dropping, Santorini wins hands-down. Santorini is more romantic and much better suited to a honeymoon or couples vacation.
Is it easy to walk around Santorini?
There’s classical Santorini trek along the cliff tops from Oia to Fira which takes in Imerovgli. It’s about 9km and it’s ranked easy to moderate in the book I have. I used the book in the past few weeks for walking in Sifnos, Folegandros and Santorini, sometimes aided by detailed local monopati maps.
Is Santorini safe at night?
Is Santorini safe at night? Any place where there is alcohol, there is some risk. Usual precautions apply but Santorini has very few problems with fights, violence, drugs, or organized criminal activity. The biggest risk at night is walking home down the caldera after too many drinks.
Can you walk around Santorini?
The obvious activity in Santorini is to walk the caldera edge and admire the views. Walks in and around Fira are spectacular, particularly heading north to Firostefani and Imerovigli along the caldera-edge pathway.