If you're an Alien, maybe it's not so easy to find the Island. Cause at first you have to find the Planet EARTH. As next you have to find EUROPE. That's easy.
GREECE, the country it's a little bit harder. You will find in the southeast of EUROPE.
Take a flight to ATHENS or to the Island SANTORINI.
Some Important News for Everyone.
Beginning of April 2001, the New Airport in Athen is open.
Now it's a longer way to come to the City, or the PIRAEUS (the Port). To Port between 45" (just in the morning, if you have a Bus driver from Hell) and about 1h 15" during the day by normal traffic.
Don't believe the Taxi drivers, sometimes the wanna tell you, there are no Busses.
The Busses to the City, run between every 7" and every 30", to the Port between 15" and 30". The Exactly timetable is changing every year.
To the City, you have to take the Bus E95 - endpoint is Syntagma Square, or E94 - endpoint is Ethniki Amyna, from here you can take the Metro M3 also to Syntagma.
Price for the ticket is € 5,-. It's a unlimited 24h ticket. So you can visit the Town. If you want ... :-)
There are some old Stones, beautiful Girls, and a nice Market around Syntagma.
The best time to go to Island is the Night. Take the last boot, mostley there is a Boot at 10.00 pm. During the Main season are going till 12 Boots to IOS. Including the Speed Boots from Rafina. But not every day. Really daily is the Boot at 8.00 am, 7.00 pm and 10.00 pm. This one is the best, cause you arrive the island about 5.30 in the morning. Try to wake up before, or you will visit Santorini. :-)
Here you can look directly: http://www.gtpweb.com/RoutesForm.asp
Believe me, it's too HOT on the day. And if you search a room, you have only a good chance in the morning. If you stay at the Camping, you have to know from where the Sun is coming (Shadow!!!).
You will have the same Problem. Every Taxi driver will tell you, there is no Bus. Don't believe it.
And for sure, the driver want to rip you off. Take the Bus. Maybe sometimes you have to wait a little bit. Just on the evening when you have to catch the last Ferry at 8.00 pm you will need a taxi. Some of them take the way in about 20min. (It's better when you're not too much drunk ...)
But this is nothing new in Greece.
The Bus is going to the Chora, from there another Bus is going to the Port. If there is no Bus going, there is also no Ferry going. But this just happen when it's too much wind, or they have a little strike.
On the the Port are waitting a lot of people. From the Campings, Hotels and other rooms.
Best Camping is CAMPING STAR, now called PURPLE PIG. A nice small place at Melopotas Beach.
A lot of Mini Markets closed to the Camping. Also the old FAR OUT CAFE. This was a Party place in the past. Now the Party is beside, at the Delphini Corner. The only Problem, it's a little bit more far to walk home in the Night.
The shorter distance to go home is the IOS CAMPING at the Port. Also the have good places for the Camper without Tent. Also this Beach is very clean now and more quiet as Mylopotas Beach. And no stress at the Watersport place.
There is also another Camping, on the end of the Mylopotas Beach. Called FAR OUT CAMPING.
Forget it. It's expensive there, and normally there is nothing going on. (Only at the Midsummer Fest)
There are also a lot of Hotels and other places. But I don't go there. So, only information on the official IOS Page.