Taxis are an excellent option for visitors who do not wish to drive during their stay in Santorini.  Taxis in Santorini are supposed to have fixed fares, but visitors should discuss rates with drivers before accepting rides.  This is particularly true for when visitors hire taxis for day-long tours of the area.  Visitors should also note that if they call for taxi pick-up outside of the main area of Fira, there will be an additional charge for the distance it takes the driver to drive to Fira.The taxi service phone call center is 2286022555. However, Taxis are not cheap in Santorini. There are also buses which are cheaper but without an accurate schedule.

Another option is the shuttle bus service  (shared ride) that meets all arriving and departing flights and ferries. This  door-to-door transfer service is provided by,  and serves all hotels in Santorini. It's available 24/7, year-round. The prices are fixed so you don't have to worry about how much it will cost and how long it will take (there's no taxi meter) to reach your destination. 

The new way for pre-booked Taxi, arrival & departure transfers, excursions, and private tours is and Total new web based application in order to pre-arrange all your transfer, book now link and other functions offer flexibility and ensure you that someone will wait for you. If you book arrival and departure transfer or other services ask for a discount, best value for money service the 4 hours Santorini tours. Local call: +30 2286021858 

Rental cars are another option for Santorini visitors. You can choose from a variety of local agencies that offer competitive prices like Cool cars, easy rentals ( (, Santorini Holiday Cars (,Krios lignos ( Damigos Rent a Car (, Autocenter Santorini (, (, Motor inn (,  Vazeos (,  Santorini Car Rental (, Romani rent a car (  or Spiridakos ( .Visitors can rent cars from the major international car rental companies, such as Budget Rent a CarHertzTipoaThrifty, etc. and many others in every tourist village with rates generally being cheaper at local companies.  Rates varies with the season and the rental time or car type but the average  cost is approximate $40 per day for compact cars. Normally one should have an International driver's license or a European but most rental companies will accept a license that is readable in English. You can also check the listings at the Santorini Car Rentals Guide. There are companies listed that also handle scooter, motorcycle, ATV, and luxury yacht charters. To drive a scooter one must have a motorcycle endorsement (class A on the international driver's license) even for a small 50cc. Quad bikes can be driven on the car driver's license and they are becoming very popular because they are easier to drive and safer than scooters.

Some companies offer online rent a car booking systems and you can instant book a car and have it at your desirable place. Before you book search in Google for best rates, offers coupons etc. and you will get fantastic results.  There are reductions up to 30% in some cases and better offer for weekly rentals etc.

You can explore hidden Santorini by renting a car and have a fantastic time visiting all the island. 

Be sure that the insurance contract is protecting your for car damages and life insurance of the passengers, as well as in a case of the driver's responsibility for an accident or a car damage...

A moto or scooter rental cost less [13-17]euro/day but it seems to be dangerous for new or inexperienced drivers because of traffic and serpentine and narrow roads. If you do rent one make sure you get a helmet and wear it.

The roads in Santorini are sometimes not well-maintained and it is important to be very alert when driving, especially when driving a moped.  Additionally, there are strict parking laws in Santorini.  Cars which are parked illegally are not only fined but also have their license plates removed.  If license plates are removed from rental cars, visitors must go to the local police station to get them before returning the car.

 If you search for a private tour in Santorini while visiting for a day,(from a cruise ship or just don't want to drive) you can contact Gold Street Travel( ).They wait for you at the meeting point,English speaking drivers, very reasonable prices.