Enjoy your holidays in the Cyclades with a car hire in Santorini. Make the most of your stay on the beautiful volcanic island with a rental car from Auto Europe. Explore the island where the granite cliffs are juxtaposed to white buildings with blue roofs creating an unforgettable mosaic of colours.
As some roads may be winding, narrow or steep, take extra precaution when approaching a bend or driving in a mountainous terrain. Most of the direction signs are bilingual, in Greek and English, which makes finding your bearings easier. However, be sure to have a detailed map when driving your car hire in Santorini as the direction road sings can be obscured by vegetation or graffiti. Traffic gets more congested during the high season which begins in the middle of June and lasts till the end of August. Pay a visit to our Greece driving information guide and learn about the basic traffic regulations in the country.
Parking on the island is free and indicated by the P sign. There are a couple of private parking lots where you need to pay. However, most of the time, you won't need to use it. Summer months are usually busier with traffic and, therefore, there are less parking spaces.
The island is located 120 miles southeast of Greece mainland in the southern Aegean Sea. Santorini is the most southern island of the Cyclades archipelago. The major cities on the island include Fira, Oia, and Kamari. The island has a semi-arid climate, similar to the Mediterranean one with hot summers and mild winters with rain and winds. Strong winds can occur during summer.
Santorini International Airport (JTR)
The airport is located about three miles southeast of downtown Thira.
Telephone: +30 22860 28400
There is a public bus service in Santorini with buses departing from Fira to the most parts of the island. Taxi drivers may pick up more tourists on the way and passengers share the bill.