The standard in Greece is 220V AC (50Hz).
ATMs are available in almost all villages in Santorin. The most accepted credit cards are Visa and Mastercard, but most stores and restaurants will also accept debit cards of internationally recognized networks.
The banks are open: Mondays to Thursdays 08.00-14.30; Fridays 08.00-14.00.
We recommend bottled water for drinking. Tap water can be used for washing and bathing.
The international access code for Greece is +30. You can make your calls from your hotel, from public phones booths or from OTE (Greek Telephone Company) office located in Fira town. We do recommend the use of pre paid phone cards, even for calls made from your hotel. Pre paid phone cards can be purchased from mini markets and kiosks .The outgoing code is 00 followed by the relevant country code, e.g. for Australia ,00 + 61+ number you wish to dial.
CLIMATE-Usually on springtime the temperature drops significantly after sunset even though it can be high during the day. On summer days, when the sun is at its peak, between noon and 15:00, the temperature is in general very high ranging from 90 ºF to102 ºF
VOLCANO AND HOT SPRINGS-It is important to remind that the boat will be anchored where the depth varies from 8 to 10 meters, also at a reasonable distance from the coast, where the water is warmer. Bearing that in mind, we advise to use caution when crossing to the Hot Springs.
DRIVING–Enjoy your vacation and do not spoil these magical moments. Be patient and careful, and of course, if you drink, do not drive.
What to eat and where to eat in Santorini
Santorini offers many tastes and flavours to be discovered. And all trought the island you’ll find places to enjoy the secrets of the local greek and mediterranean cuisine. Either in one of the famous coffee places, in the restaurants or in the traditional taverns (more economic restaurants where is served the home-made food), you will definetly be amazed with the local specialities. Do not miss: the fava (traditional dish made with yellow split beans) that exists in the island since the minoan civilization; the tomatokeftedes (tomato balls) well known appetizer; the santorini’ salad that contains all the natural products of the island (cherry tomato, onion, cucumbers, capers and its leaves); In addition to the seafood and fishes that are always fresh. Below, we recommend some places to enjoy the local food of Santorini:
DIONYSOS TAVERNA – FIRA
Located in the centre of Fira, it offers the best local cuisine in a cosy and relaxed atmosphere. Here you will be able to enjoy the renowned cuisine of Santorini, accompanied with an excellent selection of the best regional and national wines. With years of tradition, Dionysos in Atlantis has an impeccable service and reasonable prices
SPHINX RESTAURANT – FIRA
Opposite to the Greek Orthodox Cathedral at caldera cliff.
Combining the Absolute view of Caldera and Volcano with Greek and Mediterranean haute cuisine, at the sunset time, Sphinx will be one of the highlights of your vacation.
SAVVAS – POPEYE
On the seaside of Perivolos
AEOLUS TAVERNA – AKROTIRI
On the way to the light house (2 kms from the crossroad of Akrotiri village).
Excellent homemade Greek food, low prices, absolute view of caldera, volcano and sunset. Private parking- free of charge. Spanish menu
VASILIKOS RESTAURANT- KAMARI
Located on the black sandy beach of Kamari. Here you will be able to enjoy Greek and Mediterranean Cuisine in a quiet and pleasant atmosphere. Beach umbrellas and sun beds are available on the beach, opposite the restaurant. Easy access from hotels in Kamari. Easy parking.
KYPRIDA RESTAURANT- OIA
Only 3 minutes on foot from the central parking of Oia, Kyprida restaurant is located in the heart of Oia village. It serves traditional Cypriot cuisine, which is a fusion between middle-east and Greek cuisine. From the privileged tables of the open air terrace you can admire the most famous sunset of the world. Friendly service, very good food, nice prices…Kyprida is good value for money as a restaurant in Oia.
Airport: +30 22860-31525
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Olympic Airlines: +30 22860-31525
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Hospital: +30 22860-23124
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