More about Santorini

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Do I need a visa?

A valid passport is required to enter Greece. You are allowed to travel to Greece and to all other members of the Schengen Area for up to 90 days for tourist or business purposes without a visa.

Is Santorini safe?

Santorini has a safe vibe and little outright criminal activity. Single female travelers will be fine throughout the day in every corner of the island. At night common-sense precautions are still advised. The biggest risk in Santorini are vehicle accidents. Always wear a seat belt, don’t drink drive, and don’t rent a motorbike, ATV, or scooter unless you use one at home regularly. This is the number one way people get injured while traveling. The roads in Santorini are narrow, have lots of loose gravel, and locals drive fast and carelessly. This is not the place to learn how to drive a motorbike.

When should I book?

Reserve hotels early as the best budget hotels get fully booked 4 to 6 months in advance.

How long should I stay?

At least 3 full days in Santorini are needed for a good visit. But 5 to 7 days is what I recommend to really experience the best of Santorini.

Do they speak English in Santorini?

Yes, English is very common at all hotels and restaurants. Getting around without knowing Greek is no problem at all.