On the island of Santorini buses are plentiful there is a very good local bus network. Known as KTEL the company has a fleet of over 20 buses that connects all but the most remote parts Santorini.
There is also private buses that can be booked in advanced.
Picks you up from the airport and drops you at your hotel with a return picking you up from your hotel saving your self a lot of trouble.
One of the best we have found is run by Holiday Taxis cost more than the public but well worth it when arriving and leaving.
The public bus terminal is in Fira the capital just next to the Hospital.
All of the public buses are very good and are air conditioned but be aware many of the public buses look like tour buses so be careful not to get confused and miss your bus.
All buses except two routes (Kamari to Athinios Port and Perissa to Athinios Port) start and end their journey from this central bus terminal is in Fira, so to travel from one side of the island to the other requires you to change buses at Fira.
In the summer buses meet the ferries and go to Fira, Kamari or Perissa again for other places need to chance at Fira.
These buses do get packed in the summer so you will need to get off the boat quickly to get on the bus.
In the mid high season express buses run from Fira to Perissa and Perivous to get you there quickly.
These buses although advertised are often cancelled without warning.
Some of the routes operate late into the night some as late as 3 AM but check first as things can change day to day or week to week.
Maps of Bus Routes
There is twelve regular bus routes on the on the island so most parts of the island can be reached.
Click on maps below for more details on the routes around the island.
Bus Route from Fira to Oia via Firostefani and Imerovigli
Bus Route from Fira to the Airport
Bus Route from Fira to Vourvoulos
Bus Route from Fira to Kamari
Bus Route to Akrotiri from Fira
Bus Route to Baxedes via Oia, Firostefani and Imerovigli
Bus Route to Monnolithos via the Airport
Bus Route from Fira to Vichada
Bus Route from Fira to Perissa
Bus Route from Athinios Port to Fira, Kamari and Perissa
Summer Timetable for Santorini Buses
Buses from Fira run to:
Kamari via Karterados and Messaria
Oia via Firostefani and Imerovigli
Perissa via Karterados, Messaria, Pyrogos, Emborio, Megalochori and Perivolos.
Vlihada via Karterados, Messaria, Pyrogos, Emborio, Megalochori and Perivolos.
Vourvoulos via Kontochori
The airport bus runs to:
Fira via Kamari, Messaria and Monolithos
Athinios Port Buses :
Run to Fira, Kamari and Perissa
The bus time table often change but normally run
On the main routes
Winter season: Every hour to one and a half hours
Mid-season: Every hour in most areas
Summer season: Every half hour in most areas
On the secondary less used services
All Year: may be three time a day check at http://www.ktel-santorini.gr
Check KTEL Website for up to date and changes in services
For an up to date time table can be found at http://www.ktel-santorini.gr
The prices at the time of writing (2012) range from 1.60 to 2.20 euros and half price for children or people with any kind of disability.
Again for an to date price list can be found at http://www.ktel-santorini.gr
The bus company (KTEL) phone number 22860 23821 or 22860 25404
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