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“A short thrill”

Santorini Cable Car
Ranked #38 of 163 things to do in Santorini
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Reviewed July 9, 2014

I'm absolutely terrified of heights, but with the promise of good shopping from my husband I took the Santorini tram up and down. It wasn't really that bad! Smooth very short ride. There was 4 of us in the tram carriage going up and 6 of us going down. The tram accommodated all of us comfortably both times. The price is really cheap considering the alternate is to walk up and down the stairs competing with the donkeys and the smell. If you arrive by ship for a short visit... If you que up early going up and down you will have no problem with people lining up.

6  Thank Sandra W
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Reviewed July 8, 2014

The team descends from the pedestrian street in Fira to the port. A lot of boats leave for day cruises from this spot. At 10 euro a piece, we thought it was a little expensive just for a ride, but still had to do it. I wouldn't say it is a must, but it might be if you need to get to the port.

3  Thank labonnevie
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Reviewed July 2, 2014

Other than taking you from one spot to the other, it also provides you with an excellent view and it is not expensive. There was no line up when we were there.

1  Thank Joseph20131008
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Reviewed June 25, 2014

We walked down the donkey path and took the tram up. It took us about half an hour to come down since there were so many donkeys going up. Some of the stairs smell bad, but on the whole the views coming down really made our walk worthwhile. We made sure that no cruise ships had come in at that time with their passengers disembarking, since we had read on TA that the lines for the tram become very long when going up and the passengers get kind of aggressive if you try to break through the line,to walk up the stairs.
We took the tram up. We had to wait for just a few minutes and the view was beautiful. There was a Greek fisherman in our car and even though he smelled, ' fishy' , he was most entertaining on the short trip. Do check when the ships come in or the queues can get very long.

2  Thank DianaCharles
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Reviewed June 19, 2014

We had to queue for an hour today to get back down, standing in incredible heat. It was a very disheartening experience. The queue stretched around several blocks. At the princely sum of 5 Euros I expected better.

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