An attractive day trip for many visitors to Santorini Island, Oia is a small, easily walkable city. Here are some tips for transportation to and from, as well as within Oia.
Getting to Oia
KTEL provides convenient bus service on the Santorini Island. It is non-smoking, clean, and comfortable.
Travel schedules of all services are posted at the bus station’s booths, located at the Fira and Oia stations. Free copies are distributed upon request, but visitors often choose to take digital photos of the times on their phones.
Sunset in May comes just before 20:30, and the last bus leaves Oia about an hour later 21:35. Those who are planning to return to hotels in other parts of the island might want to schedule their return trip during sunset to make the most of this view.
Note: Oia is situated on the extreme northwest tip of the island, quite far from the port. The bus travels on a windy road clutching the edge of steep cliffs. If this makes you uncomfortable, so a taxi is another (more expensive) option.
Cars and Scooters
Oia is small enough to explore by foot. However, if you want to go around Santorini to see what’s on the other side, the easiest way is to rent a small car, as the roads are narrow and windy.
It is also possible to rent a scooter. If you don’t have experience driving a scooter, you can also consider renting a quad. The price is almost the amount of renting a small car, but it is a safer vehicle on four wheels.
Editor’s note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about transportation in Oia.
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