Travel Budget for Santorini

South Aegean, Greece

How much does it cost to travel to Santorini?

How much money will you need for your trip to Santorini? You should plan to spend around €131 ($155) per day on your vacation in Santorini, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, €38 ($45) on meals for one day and €23 ($27) on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Santorini for a couple is €131 ($156). So, a trip to Santorini for two people for one week costs on average €1,833 ($2,177). All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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A vacation to Santorini for one week usually costs around €916 for one person. So, a trip to Santorini for two people costs around €1,833 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs €3,665 in Santorini. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Santorini can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

How expensive is Santorini? How much money do I need for Santorini?

How much does a trip to Santorini cost? Is Santorini expensive? The average Santorini trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these Santorini prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Accommodation Budget in Santorini
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The average price for one person for accommodation in Santorini is €66. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price for a hotel room in Santorini is €131.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

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Vacation Rental Prices in Santorini

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Food Budget in Santorini
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  • While meal prices in Santorini can vary, the average cost of food in Santorini is €38 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Santorini should cost around €15 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Santorini is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


Transportation Budget in Santorini
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Santorini is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent €23 per person, per day, on local transportation in Santorini.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Flights to Santorini
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Rental Cars in Santorini
The price of renting a car in Santorini will depends on dates, the type of car, the location, and your age. We recommend Kayak because they can find the best deals across all car rental companies.

Entertainment Budget in Santorini
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  • Entertainment and activities in Santorini typically cost an average of €29 per person, per day. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Tips and Handouts Budget in Santorini
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  • The average price for Tips and Handouts in Santorini is €28 per day. The usual amount for a tip in Santorini is 5% - 15%.

  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers

Alcohol Budget in Santorini
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  • The average person spends about €21 on alcoholic beverages in Santorini per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day


Water Budget in Santorini
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  • On average, people spend €2.25 on bottled water in Santorini per day. The public water in Santorini is considered safe to drink.

  • Water2 Bottled water for one day

Last Updated: May 24, 2021
Santorini On a Budget
Santorini The village of Oia in Santorini, Greece
Santorini is a volcanic island that is part of the Cyclades group of the Greek Islands. It has some spectacular views, beautiful sunsets, and excellent beaches. As one of the most popular of the Greek Islands to visit, Santorini sees many tourists every year. However, it's for a good reason, as the famous white-washed buildings that spill down the hill, some with blue domes that match the gorgeous color of the water, are set against the beautiful mountainous backdrop of one of the most scenic areas of the Mediterranean. Home to several of these small and scenic towns such as Oia, Kamari, Perissa, and Fira, visitors can explore the large island, enjoy delicious food, swim at the beaches, hike the hills, and sail the blue waters.

Santorini's peak tourist season starts in early April when the weather starts to warm up. The summer months are quite hot but remain dry with little rain between May and September. The spring and fall months, between April and June and September and October are the best times to visit as the crowds are less, the temperature is more pleasant and the prices are lower. The winter months are the off season and many of the hotels and restaurants may close. The temperature is rarely that cold but there is often wind and rain.
Most people visit Santorini because of its breathtaking natural beauty, impressive landscape, and the picturesque setting. The island is also famous for its stunning sunsets. If you want to see the sun set below the sea, instead of the volcano, head to Ia. This is one of the few places on the island with this view.

Although many of the towns are attractions in and of themselves, also make sure you get into the countryside. There are many cave houses, gardens, vineyards, and small churches that dot the landscape.

Another interesting place to visit is Thirassia, which is a small island near Santorini that can be reached as part of a boat excursion and, of course, there are many beaches spread throughout the island.
There are several places to visit around the island of Santorini. Perhaps the best beach on the island is Perissa, but there are also black pebble beaches in Kamari. There are also many spectacular towns around the island. Some of them, such as Fira, are brilliantly situated on the cliffs overlooking the water. The buildings are whitewashed, offering a striking contrast to the rich blue water below. Karterados is two kilometers south of Fira and has traditional Santorini architecture. Firostefani is high on the cliff and offers a great view for sunset. Imerovigli is a small resort town and Oia is a charming place to visit. The highest point on the island is Pyrgos. Megalochori is a traditional village with many churches. Akrotiri is an archeological site and Monolithos has a decent beach.

There are many outdoor activities that you can enjoy around Santorini. You can climb to see the Ancient Thira or the monastery, which offers an incredible view of the ocean. There is horseback riding in Exo Gonia. Scuba diving and snorkeling is also available and there are sunset boat cruises. Santorini is also a very popular place to get married. Weddings during the peak season are very common.
Food and Dining
As for food, Santorini has some wonderful specialties, including white aubergin, fava caper, and tomato keftedes. You can also find some delicious dolmades, which are vine leaves stuffed with rice or meat. Seafood is ubiquitous as well, given your close proximity to the ocean. There are some reasonably priced restaurants down the side streets, but if you choose a place right on the water with a view, expect to pay a markup. The views may be worth it though. If you're on a particularly tight budget, gyros are available all over the island and are quite cheap.

Greek Island Ferry Tickets

You have several options to travel around the island if you do not have access to a car. There is a public bus route that circles the island. You can expect a bus every thirty minutes to every hour, but on occasion the bus proves to be unreliable and you must wait much longer. Alternatively, there are some private bus companies that run "hop on hop off" bus systems. You can purchase one day passes that give you unlimited rides on these buses over the course of the day. There are also boats that connect many of the larger towns on the island. For about 45 euros a day you can rent your own car and explore the island. While definitely the most expensive option, this route gives you the most flexibility, and if you are short on time it will easily allow you to see the most.

There are several interesting hikes around the island. You can walk from Fira to Oia in a few hours, but there are some steep hills to climb. The views are worth the effort though. There are also paths connecting Perissa, Kamari and Pyrgos.

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Train and Bus Prices
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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase.

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