Santorini Airport Car Rental
Santorini, suspended between history and legend, present and past, is a very appreciated island by tourists also for the presence of an international airport, that makes it easily reachable from the various European cities.
Santorini Airport, indeed, highly increases its air traffic in summertime, when many low-cost, charter and national flights depart and arrive here. In particular, it is used by Ryanair, Vueling, EasyJet, British Airlines and by the main Greek companies that grant connections to Athens and the main European cities. This is also the biggest airport in the Southern Aegean and allows connections to Kos and Rhodes.
We suggest you to book a rental car on RentalUp and to pick it up directly at Santorini Airport to visit the city in complete freedom: this easy expedient will allow you to easily visit the island, without being forced to use the line buses. Fira, the chief town of the island, is only 7 km far from the airport and is easily reachable by following the driving directions.
Santorini: points of interest
The dark colour of Santorini soon reveals its volcanic origin, which has always conditioned its morphology ant its long history.
Certainly, who decides to have a stay on this island cannot get bored, because it offers the opportunity to spend both quiet vacations, between sun and nature, or eventful evenings thanks to its intense nightlife. You just have to decide where to stay.
Fira offers a good dose of fun, while Oia, for example, is the ideal destination for those who are looking for relax and is famous for its stunning sunsets. Moreover, you cannot miss the small harbour of Ammoudi, a jewel nestled into the lava, where you can eat in one of the seaside restaurants. Kamari and Perissa are, instead, more lively towns and rich in trendy clubs.
The coastal town of Kamari is the most famous tourist destination on the island but, delving into its innermost part, you can discover very particular places. Between a town and another one there are wide vineyards interrupted by old watermills fallen into disuse.
Thanks to the car rental at Santorini Airport, you can reach the hinterland of the island, where it is worth a visit to the small hamlet of Mesa Gonia and, not far, the ancient church Panagia Episkopi.
Santorini: art and culture
Santorini is not only sea and fun: its ancient origins, indeed, allow you to live an interesting cultural vacation.
Taking advantage of the car rental service at Santorini Airport, you can visit the ancient ruins of Akrotiri and of the ancient Fira, perfectly preserved thanks to the volcanic eruptions. Many findings are preserved in the beautiful Fira Archaeological Museum and in the Prehistoric Museum, where you can admire the fossilized olive leaves dating back even to 60.000 b.C.
Moreover, thanks to the car rental at Santorini Airport, you can get to the Megaron Gizi Museum to retrace the history of the island before and after the destructive eruption of 1956, through a photographic tour.
The local wineries are also part of Santorini culture and there is nothing better than visiting some of them to taste the excellent local wines. Among the most famous ones, there are Santo Wines, Sigalas and Gavalas Winery.
Moreover, Santorini is crossed from West to East by deep valleys formed by erosion, which were used by the inhabitants as a defence against the pirates. The village of Vothonas was built right for this purpose. Those who prefer less crowded places can get, instead, to the South of Santorini, in the area enclosed within Perissa and Cape Akrotiri.