Santorini is well connected with Greece's main cities by both sea and by air. Ferries and catamarans depart from Piraeus Port in Athens, and there are boats to ports on surrounding islands. All in all, Santorini's ferry system is reliable and convenient, though not always comfortable. The same is true for the entire country.
Athinios is home to Santorini's main arrivals port. Boats departing for the volcano and Thirasia sail from Fira. Santorini airport is about three miles (5km) from Fira and easily reached by bus or taxi.
Although there are not many direct flights to Santorini from overseas, there are some available from the UK. Also, it's easy to fly to Athens and take a connecting flight to the island. Fixed-rate taxis are available throughout Santorini. Visitors will find a well-organised bus network flowing from the main bus terminal in Fira. It's also possible to rent a car, motorbike or scooter, though Santorini's roads are steep and can be unnerving.
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