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.

Rental cars are another option for Santorini visitors. You can choose from a variety of local agencies that offer competive prices like Coolcars, 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 vllage with rates generally being cheaper at local companies.  Rates varies with the season and the rental time or car type but average  cost is approximately $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 endorsment (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 companys offer on line 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 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 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 unexperienced drivers because of traffic and serpantine and narow 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 cruiseship 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 reasonnable prices.