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How to Arrive


Reaching us the easy way


Travelling to Santorini is easy, due to the frequency of both sea and air vessels arriving daily on the island. Ferry boats and high-speed boats depart from Piraeus Port near Athens, as well as ports on most Cyclades Islands, some islands in the Dodecanese and Sporades clusters, and the island of Crete. Domestic flights to Santorini depart from Athens Airport "Eleftherios Venizelos" and Thessaloniki Airport "Macedonia", while charter fights are available from airports from a number of European cities.


Travel to Santorini by Ferry Boat or High Speed Boat:

  • Piraeus Port: Tel. +30 210 414-7800
  • Blue Star Ferries / Attica Premium 30, Amalias Ave., 10558, Athens, Greece. Tel. +30 210 891-9800 | 26 Akti Posidonos Ave., 18531, Piraeus, Greece Tel. +30 210-4119313, email: info@giovanti.gr | 11, Kountouriotou St., 54625, Thessaloniki, Greece. Tel. +30 2310 560-800
  • Hellenic Seaways Athens 6, Assigos St., Karaiskaki Sq., 18531, Piraeus, Greece tel n.: +30 210 8919800, daily 08:00 - 22:00, Fax: +30 210 8919938 , Εmail: booking@attica-group.com

Travel to Santorini by Airplane:

From Athens
  • Athens Airport "Eleftherios Venizelos": Tel. +30 210 353-0000
  • Olympic Airways Athens: Tel. +30 210 966-6666 or 801-11-44444
  • Aegean Airways Athens: Tel. +30 210 626-1000 or 801-11-20000
From Thessaloniki
  • "Macedonia" Thessaloniki Airport: Tel. +30 2310 985-000, +30 2310 473-212, or +30 2310 473-312
  • Aegean Airlines Thessaloniki : Tel. +30 2310 280-050 or +30 2310476470
From Heraklion Crete
  • Heraklion Airport "Nikos Kazantzakis": Tel. +30 2810 397-800, +30 2810 397-111 or +30 2810 245-998
  • Sky Express S.A.: Tel. +30 2810 223-800
For flights and boats from Santorini to other destinations in Greece, contact the following authorities:
  • Santorini Port: Tel. +30 22860 22239
  • Santorini Airport: Tel. +30 22860 28400
  • Olympic Airways Santorini Airport: Tel. +30 22860 22493 or +30 22860 22793
  • Aegean Airlines Santorini Airport: Tel. +30 22860 28500

How to Reach Fanari Villas Hotel in Oia Santorini


Upon arrival in Santorini, you will most certainly want to settle in at Fanari Villas Hotel. We suggest sending a taxi or a mini bus to pick you up from Santorini Airport or Santorini Port - depending on the means of transportation you used to travel to the island, so that you may get some much needed rest, without delay or hassle.


However, if you prefer coming on your own, please follow these directions:


Answering your request for some arrival directions please note that our suggestion is that we send you a taxi/mini bus for your first arrival moments. Any car rental can be arranged to be delivered at the hotel as well.


Luggage assistance is also provided upon your arrival in our parking area.


However, in the case you wish you come on your own, we would be glad to provide the following written directions. Please always pay also attention to the traffic signing as during season some interventions are taking place as the local police department is instructing to facilitate the circulation.


FROM THE AIRPORT


As you leave the airport, you arrive on the main street where there is a sign with a list of the villages. Oia is mentioned.
You turn to the left.
You have two options now:

Either

You go straight and turn to the right on the first crossroads/junction.
You follow this street without turning anywhere. It is the new out-center way from the fields’ area. You have the view of the sea on your right.
You need to drive approximately 20-25 min (depending on traffic) on the same road. After that, you will arrive up on the central street of our village.


On your left you will see a bakery shop (to Fourni). At that point, you need to turn to the right and simply follow this road for approximately 5 more minutes.
This road gets split after a while. You need to continue further downhill on the right, following the sign for Katharos Beach & Ammoudi Bay.( If you go uphill you arrive on a dead end road which continues as a pedestrian street / the main walking path of the village.The building that you are facing and where you need to turn to the right , is the public service office “KEP”)


After 50 meters, you see an ankle/fork, starting a small pebble-stone street on your left going slightly uphill. You follow this road towards its end, until you see a big green gate which is the entrance of our parking lot having a red & black stone pen. Please call us at +30 22860 71008 so that we open the gate for you to enter. We will also arrange the luggage assistance for you instantly.
Outside of the gate, you see the back side of the windmills and a walking path.
Follow this walking path, pass the small restaurant “Ellinikon”, continue a little further straight until you reach the entrance of our café – snack bar “Sunspirit”.
Turn to the right following the sign for ‘Fanari restaurant’, going down the steps. The reception of our Hotel is under the Church of Ayia Ekaterina (St Catherine) with the unpainted dome.


Or (more difficult route, but more picturesque)


You keep following the main street, without turning anywhere.
You end up in a crossroads/junction in Messaria village, where you need to turn to the right and simply follow this road. After a few kilometers, you arrive in the capital of Santorini: Fira.
Keep straight, following the same road which leads to Oia through the village of Kontohori.
You will have to drive approximately 15-20 min up on a curvy street till you enter Oia.
Follow this main street of the village and all the signs accordingly.
This road gets split after a while. You need to continue further downhill on the right, following the sign for Katharos Beach & Ammoudi Bay.( If you go uphill you arrive on a dead end road which continues as a pedestrian street / the main walking path of the village.The building that you are facing and where you need to turn to the right , is the public service office “KEP”)


After 50 meters, you see an ankle/fork, starting a small pebble-stone street on your left going slightly uphill. You follow this road towards its end, until you see a big green gate which is the entrance of our parking lot having a red & black stone pen.


Please call us at +30 22860 71008 so that we open the gate for you to enter. We will also arrange the luggage assistance for you instantly.
Outside of the gate, you see the back side of the windmills and a walking path.
Follow this walking path, pass the small restaurant “Ellinikon”, continue a little further straight until you reach the entrance of our café – snack bar “Sunspirit”.
Turn to the right following the sign for ‘Fanari restaurant’, going down the steps. The reception of our Hotel is under the Church of Ayia Ekaterina (St Catherine) with the unpainted dome.


Be aware that gate closes automatically ,immediately , after a really short time!!!



FROM THE PORT


As you leave the port, you need to drive up all the curvy road until you arrive in the main road where you see a sign with a list of the villages. Oia is mentioned.


You turn to the left.


You go straight and follow the road without turning anywhere. When you arrive on a crossroad/junction (with signs to Pyrgos on the right and Santo Winery to the left), keep going straight.


Just before arriving to Fira (capital of Santorini), you are obliged to turn to the right into a small road.
At the end of this road turn to the left and simply follow the main road that you just turned into.
This road gets split after a while.


You need to continue further downhill on the right, following the sign for Katharos Beach & Ammoudi Bay.( If you go uphill you arrive on a dead end road which continues as a pedestrian street / the main walking path of the village.The building that you are facing and where you need to turn to the right , is the public service office “KEP”)


After 50 meters, you see an ankle/fork, starting a small pebble-stone street on your left going slightly uphill. You follow this road towards its end, until you see a big green gate which is the entrance of our parking lot having a red & black stone pen.


Please call us at +30 22860 71008 so that we open the gate for you to enter. We will also arrange the luggage assistance for you instantly.
Outside of the gate, you see the back side of the windmills and a walking path.
Follow this walking path, pass the small restaurant “Ellinikon”, continue a little further straight until you reach the entrance of our café – snack bar “Sunspirit”.


Turn to the right following the sign for ‘Fanari restaurant’, going down the steps. The reception of our Hotel is under the Church of Ayia Ekaterina (St Catherine) with the unpainted dome.


Be aware that gate closes automatically ,immediately , after a really short time!!!


BY BUS - ON FOOT


Please note that you need to change two busses to reach our village starting from port or airport. After you arrive in Oia, you need to walk from the final bus stop to our complex, through the village for approximately 15 minutes, via steps.

  

Take the bus from port or airport and arrive at the main bus stop of Fira (the capital of the island) where you need to change bus.
It takes approximately 30 minutes to arrive to the final bus stop in Oia.


After you get off the bus, follow the path that you see on the right side of the square and go towards the Caldera.
Follow the walking path between, a fast food and a souvenir shop.
Go up the small walking path on the left; you pass the pharmacy and you arrive in a big square with our main church.


Cross the square and go to the right.
Continue walking the entire path till the far end without turning right or left towards northwest.
At an intersection/a fork, keep right, passing a phone booth with a donkey statue and at the end of this walking path, take the steps all the way down, keeping to the right.
Pay attention for an unpainted church dome with a greek flag on your right.

Just below this church "Ayia Ekaterina" (St Catherine) and the windmill, the reception of Fanari villas is located.



Welcome!


Thank you for your time.
Have a safe and nice trip!

From Fanari Villas Hotel in Oia Santorini, visitors have easy access to the following destinations:

  • Santorini Airport (Monolithos): 30 minutes by car
  • Santorini Port (Athinios): 30 minutes by car
  • Fira Town: 20 minutes by car
  • Ammoudi Beach: 10 minutes on foot / steps
  • Baxedes Beach: 30 minutes on foot / 10 minutes by car
  • Katharos Beach: 10 minutes on foot / 5 minutes bycar
  • Kolumbos Beach: 15 minutes by car
  • Perissa Beach: 40 minutes by car
  • Kamari Beach: 35 minutes by car
  • Monolithos Beach: 30 minutes by car
  • Akrotiri Site: 45 minutes by car
  • Wineries: 30 minutes – 50 minutes by car
  • Fira Museums: 20 minutes by car
  • Oia Castle: 3 minutes on foot
  • Mini Market: Just Above
  • ATM: Just Above
  • Bus Stop: 10 minutes on foot / steps
  • Oia Center: 4 minutes on foot
  • Pharmacy: 10 minutes on foot