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Practical Info & Travel Tips

With your comfort and pleasure in mind, Aqua Vista Hotels has prepared a brief list of useful travel tips that will come in handy before and during your vacation in Santorini...

Climate

Santorini enjoys the typical Mediterranean climate, which is marked by extended periods of sunshine throughout most of the year, warm and dry summers, and mild winters. Information about the local weather at Meteo and Poseidon.

Water

Tap water can only be used for washing, bathing and brushing your teeth.

Exploring the Island

The main Taxi Station is situated in the central square of Fira. With prior notice we will arrange for you to be picked up from any location. The Bus Company operates daily bus routes around the Island. The bus terminal is located next to the taxi station in Fira's central square and of course, we can always assist you to rent a car or a quad bike to freely experience the Island.

Banks

Banks in Santorini are open from 08:00 - 14:30 from Monday to Thursday and 08:00 - 14:00 on Friday. ATMs are available in most of Santorini's villages. Visa Master and American Express card, as well as debit cards from internationally recognized financial networks, are widely accepted.

Currency

The currency in Greece is Euro. Notes in circulation are 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, and 500 Euro bills. Coins come in denominations of 1 and 2 Euro, and 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, and 50 cents. Click here for a currency converter.

Postal Services

The Hellenic Post Office, called "ELTA" has outposts throughout the island. The central Post office is located in Fira town, close to Taxi and Bus stations and can be easily recognizable by the blue and yellow color combination of their signs. Operates from Mon-Fri 8:00 to 14:00. And of course, you can deliver you mail to the concierge to post it for you.

Electrical Appliances

The electricity supply in Greece is 220-250 volt, 50-cycle, alternating current.

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