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Should we book Santorini accomodation before we arrive?

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Melbourne, Australia
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Should we book Santorini accomodation before we arrive?

It has been suggested to us not to book accomodation in Santorini before we arrive. That there are heaps of people there offering accomodation much cheaper.

Is this the case? And is this appropriate when we dont arrive at the airport until 8.00pm in the evening?

Weesp, The...
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1. Re: Should we book Santorini accomodation before we arrive?

When arriving late in Santorini its better to reserve a hotel before, because to walk around with your lugage to fint a hotel at night is not very nice. You can go to the travel agents at the airport for suggestions and than the owner can pick you up or the taxi will bring you. It also depends very much on the period you will come, in the high season the best spots are occupied.

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2. Re: Should we book Santorini accomodation before we arrive?

Your looking for 5 star specialist cliff type hotels on Santorini, these are booked well in advance on Santorini. That sort will not be 'on offer' at the port and definately not at the airport. Accommodation on offer by people at the ports is small hotels and rooms for rent much used by regular Greek Island hoppers. People offering these rooms at Santorini airport are few only 1 or 2, at the port you may see around 50 people.

perissa santorini
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3. Re: Should we book Santorini accomodation before we arrive?

Dear

you looking for 5star hotel at airport??

in airport or at port you can to find accomodation but not 4-5star or on cliff.

at port or airport you can to find cheap accomodation but basic and dowh of 3star facilities.

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4. Re: Should we book Santorini accomodation before we arrive?

That about sums it up. There will be few if any touts at the airport offering cheap rooms, and that means you'll have to head for the village of your choice by taxi to find one. By the time you get there it'll be 9 PM and dark, making the process much more difficult and challenging, especially with luggage in hand.

Melbourne, Australia
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5. Re: Should we book Santorini accomodation before we arrive?

Thanks. We go late September so not high season, but this advice is valuable.

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