Moving on the bus line by Santorini

The Local bus (remember it is green) covers most of the island's routes, going towards the different Beaches and Populations. It should be taken into account that many of the public buses are similar to the tourist buses, so you have to be attentive not to make the mistake of losing the bus.

It is very important to remember that the schedules and frequencies of the buses change often and without warning, hence we are all the time indicating that it is not very reliable.

Example of timetables with bus routes in Santorini
Example of timetables with bus routes in Santorini

The Main bus station is located in the central square of Fira. The price for all the sections is between 1 and €2.5 and In summer there is a bus every 30 minutes To get to most areas. The Link between the port of Athinios and Fira is linked to the schedules of the ferries, so tourists are made to the port about an hour before the ferry exit.

Do not expect to meet with a "great station", simply It's a small square where the buses park. Right in the same square, you've got a Sign with schedules From the different bus lines that come out from there.

In the image you see you have a Example of how they put the Timetables at the bus station, as you can see, is a fairly manual system so you better spend from time to time by the station and check the slip of schedules or you risk to be wrong hours.




Here is a summary of the existing bus lines represented on a map of Santorini:

Bus route map, Santorini
Bus route map, Santorini

Fira-Oia via Firostefani e Imerovigli

Fira-Perissa via Karterados, Messaria, Pyrgos, Emborio, Megalochori and Perivolos

Fira-Kamari via Karterados and Messaria

Fira-Vlihada via Karterados, Messaria, Pyrgos, Emborio, Megalochori and Perivolos

Fira-Vourvoulos via Kontochori

Fira-Airport via Karterados, Messaria and Monolithos

Fira-Akrotiri via Karterados, Messaria and Vothonas

There are no direct buses that go from one side to the other of the island. Fira It is the main center of the buses and all the lines pass through there. It is therefore possible to reach each locality by changing the bus in Fira. In high season, some bus lines work for the best until 3 pm.
They can be Check the Schedules From the different bus lines from the KTEL website: https://ktel-santorini.gr/ktel/index.php/en/

You may also be interested in our Santorini Guide

We remind you again that the schedules and frequencies of the buses change often and without notice, so be very careful with this.

How to get around the Local bus around Santorini Island in Greece
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