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Great view and easier than walking down

We decided to go down with the cable car. We had only two other people in our car. It is much... read more

Reviewed January 19, 2019
Craig D
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Charlotte, North Carolina
Easier than the walk down

Yes this is a crammed cable car but it is far better and less of a mess than walking down the steps... read more

Reviewed November 26, 2018
Mike H
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was such a pleasant experience to travel up and down to the Port. Enjoyed sitting and having lunch watching people travelling from the big cruise liners to the port, enjoying the shopping and the views, it was spectacular.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Paradise762703
Reviewed January 19, 2019

We decided to go down with the cable car. We had only two other people in our car. It is much easier than walking down the stairs and dodging donkey poo. It was easy and smooth. Nice views going and coming back. Enjoyed our quick...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed November 26, 2018

Yes this is a crammed cable car but it is far better and less of a mess than walking down the steps to the port or going up to the town for that matter.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mike H
Reviewed November 23, 2018

Our tenders back to the ship were docking at the Old Fira Port so the only way to come down from Thira is to walk down the trail w/ the donkeys or take the cable car. This is far better, safer, and more sanitary way...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sue M
Reviewed November 19, 2018

I will be honest, we 'cheated' when we visited Fira port as we walked down the nearly 300 steps and took the cable car back up. We negotiated our way through the donkeys and their excrement, tried not to get too upset about how they...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Gwespyr
Reviewed October 29, 2018

OK. I'm one of the bad guys ... the cruisers ... who visit Santorini and clog the Cable Car Tram when I need to go back to the ship. But what is my real option? The Donkeys? Get real. They are obnoxious and break more...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

Was charged 6 euros each way so with family of 5, 60 euros return. We took the cable car at 9pm thinking we will get a drink down at the port before going for diner later on, when we arrived down everything was closed. Only...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Anoula126
Reviewed October 22, 2018

Do not go on this expecting an amazing ride; it is a useful cable car ride which takes you from the old port back into town. Your other alternatives are to walk up a very steep flight of stone steps or ride one of those...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank vbm6
Reviewed October 19, 2018

Only way down to the Port (that or 700 steps/Donkey) and the cruise ship passengers cause long queues. It is expensive for what is a 1 minute ride (6 Euros each way) but as I said they have a captive audience.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank StephenM768
Reviewed October 15, 2018

We walked down and got the cable car back up. We hated seeing the poor donkeys carrying overweight tourist. When we got to the bottom it wasnt worth the visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
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