Santorini may not be a very big island, but the best way to experience it is by car.Here's why a Santorini rental car is ideal for those who want to discover everything the island has to offer.
Car rentals in Santorini: The best way to enjoy the island
Santorini is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world because of its beautiful sunsets, it's gorgeous vistas and its unique architecture. It is also one of the most photographed places in the world and the favorite vacation place of many international celebrities. One of the great advantages of this unique island in the Aegean sea is the fact that it manages to combine amazing views, unique volcanic sand beaches, and really important archaeological sights. There will be definitely lots to see and do during your stay in Santorini.
Despite the relatively small size, Santorini is best experienced by car. Although the island offers public bus transport services, being restricted by the time tables of buses is definitely NOT something that will make your vacation more pleasant. Considering that is very unlikely to bring your own car in Santorini,car rental seems like the best choice.
Here is only a few reasons why you need a car to enjoy Santorini
Not all sights and beaches are reachable by bus.
Although the public buses do get to most popular sights, they usually just get to their general vinicity. What i mean by that is that some bus stops, like the one for the famous red beach, are located pretty far away from the actual sights, which means that you will have to walk quite a bit before you actually get to where you want to go.Walking on gravel roadsand paths during the hot summer days can be very exhausting. A car on the other hand will take you right at the entrance of most sights or as close as possible if the entrance is not reachable by car.
You should keep in mind, that bus routes to some really important sights, are not s frequent as those for Santorini's bigger towns where most of the resorts are located. In other words, if you are interested in experiencing the cultural side of the island, you might have to constantly adjusting your schedule in accordance to the bus rutes and timetables. You will definitely not have that problem with a rental car from Santorinieasyrent or another car rental company.
Sights are pretty far apart
Santorini is a rather small island, but this doesn't mean that all the sights that you should vist during your stay there are next or very close to each other. For example, the ancient city of Akrotiri is located 15 kilometres away from the archaeological museum in Fira. Getting from one site or beach, to another, is not something that can be easily done on foot or by relying on public transport. By renting a car, you will be able to visit as many sights as you want each day of your vacation on the island. In other words, you will have complete freedom over your schedule.
Plenty of parking
Finding a place to park in Santorini is not difficult. Most of the hotels have their own private parking lots, while huge public parking areas - where you can park your car free of charge- can be found in every town or village on the island. Even during the high season finding a place to park will not be a problem despite the large number of visitors.
Relatively cheap prices
Car rental prices in Santorini are cheap , especially when compared to those found on other islands of Greece, or the mainland.!