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Traveling in Santorini

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Traveling in Santorini

We will be visiting Santorini Island in October via a cruise ship, all the tours I have seen require use of the cable car to Firo, Is there any other way to get to Firo wihout the use of the cable car. I have read of the many interruptions in the service requiring people to walk down the path or take a donkey. My husband has issues with doing either due to his health, any ideas or info would be appreiated. Thank you


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1. Re: Traveling in Santorini

If you're on a cruise, then the only options available to get up to Fira from where the tender boats disembark you are either the cable car, or walking up the several hundred steps.

Please, please, please, don't use the donkeys - they're overworked, beaten and abused by their owners all for the "amusement" of tourists.

I believe, from reading other posts about this, that if you're on one of the ship's own organised tours, you get tendered to Athinios port (the main ferry port) where buses are waiting for you. Maybe, given your husband's health issues, your cruise company will allow you this option, even if you're not taking the official tour.


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