The answer, is a definite YES!

Here are some of the most important reasons you should rent or hire a car on your next Santorini trip

It’s Fun To Drive a rental car in Santorini

Since Santorini is relatively small as islands go, you can drive the entire island in one day easily, but even in a two or three day period you can really see all of the key highlights around the island by car.

You’ll See So Much More Of The Island

Another great reason to rent car in Santorini is to see as much of the island as possible. Having a car it provides a lot more flexibility than using public transport.

Renting a car is really worth it! Or else you will miss a lot of places where busses don’t go..

With your very own car, you can make the best use of your time. This way you can pick and choose the parts of the island you really want to see, and then just go!

  • Want to take a beach day in Kamari or Perivolos?
  • Want to hike into the secluded Red Beach?
  • Want to do a museum day in Akrotiri and Fira?

Santorini Taxis Aren’t On Every Corner

Most taxis congregate at the airport, the ferry port, and at taxi stands in Fira, Oia, and the beach towns.

The one setback with taxis is the price. Depending on your journey, you can expect to spend 15 to 30 or 40 euros for a one-way trip. Compare that to the cost of hiring a car for one day (20-40 euros depending on the car) and you begin to see the clear advantage of just renting a car.

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