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Address: Santorini Port | Ormos Athinios, Greece

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Expensive, but beats the stairs!

We had some time to spare in Fira one morning, so we decided to take the cable car down to the port. Make sure to hit this when a cruise ship is not in port. If a ship is in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
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Holland, Michigan
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Holland, Michigan
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67 reviews 67 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We had some time to spare in Fira one morning, so we decided to take the cable car down to the port. Make sure to hit this when a cruise ship is not in port. If a ship is in, there can be a very long wait, otherwise, you may end up with a whole car to yourself! It was... More 

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Kissimmee, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Experince both...the donkey ride up can be a little harrowing..especially if you encounter a "wall" of donkeys coming down...but what an adventure. They even sell you a picture at the end, to remember $5. Cable car ride down was pretty at night, when you look back onto Santorini.

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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We opted to ride the tram going up when our cruise ship docked. We were the only ship in so we didn't have much of a wait. On our way back down I opted to ride down because my legs were shot after our hike from Fira to Oia (6 mi) but my husband went down the steps to save... More 

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Sarasota, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Instead of waiting 45 minutes for the tram, we opted for the mule ride up the steps. Hold on tightly, be ready for some swaying and movement from wall on the left to the abyss on the right, however it is all worth it. The mule ride is an adventure you will not forget. A highlight of a very interesting... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We were exploring Santorini on a very scenic road/path and we decided to take the cable car (Tram) down to the port for around 4 Euros (one Way). It was quite a nice ride with exceptional views. The descent is quite steep and although I do not like heights, the trip was quite enjoyable. The Port is full of tourists... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

The cable car does not rank very high on my list of things to do when in Santorini. The view going down is good - but can also be seen when driving round the island.....it can be a long wait if there are cruise ships visiting the island so ensure you take the cable ride early. The cable car is... More 

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Pearl River, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We walked down the 587 steps and back up the 587 My 69 year old mother did it and enjoyed it. Go it on a cool day. I can only imagine hod hot it would be in summer. It's quite an accomplishment. Not much to do or see in the bottom during the winter season but it was fun none... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Me and my husband went on the trams twice and although I am terrified of heights I found it to be quite enjoyable and felt safe which I wasn't expecting, we came back up on the mules they are only called donkeys because a lot of nationalities don't know what a mule is I was informed of this by a... More 

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Cost was same for donkey ride or the Tram but Tram is much faster and no smell! Queue moved pretty fast too.

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Adelaide
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We were the only cruise ship in the harbour to start with so were able to use the tram as the donkeys was a no go for us because what we had heard & finally saw. Another cruise ship came in but only a small one & left before we had to be back on board so no wait more... More 

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