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In Santorini for a day -- what should we see and do?

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In Santorini for a day -- what should we see and do?

Hi Everyone, i would appreciate some help... I am on a cruise in September with my hubby and 3 adult kids.. early 20's and the ship docks in Santorini for the day. I have always wanted to visit Santorini but have never had the chance before now. We are a family of 5 so would we be better off taking a private tour guide who can tailor everything to our needs.. or is it small enough that we can just wander on our own. Can anyone recommend anybody reliable and knowledgeable?

I have read on a few sites that one should definitely avoid going up on the donkey. So apart from donkey and walking is there another way up? And what is it like? Do we need to be aware of queues etc. Bear in mind we only have limited time.. from say 9.30 till 4...

Can anyone tell me if there is something special (apart fromt he whole island!!)that we must see?

All tips and bits of advice very gratefully received.

Thank you

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1. Re: In Santorini for a day -- what should we see and do?

You can take the donkey up, walk up (its quite a way and you have to manouver past the donkeys) or there is a cable car that takes you to the top, from there just walk around and take in the views they are just magic as you are there for only a short time I would suggest you just meander around and enjoy the breathtaking views take plenty of film you will need it we were there for three days and took so many photos it was fantastic.

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2. Re: In Santorini for a day -- what should we see and do?

Yes, PLEASE don't use the donkeys. There's a cable car ride up from the wharf where the cruise ship passengers disembark into the main village of Fira above.

Rent a car and head to Oia for a look around and for lunch below the village at Katina's Fish Taverna on Ammoudi Wharf.

Then drive across the island to Kamari Beach and the historical site of Ancient Thera.

After that go back to Fira and stroll around until it's time to leave.

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3. Re: In Santorini for a day -- what should we see and do?

There is a full guide below , for a complet visit on this island..


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