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Feb 25th, 2007, 10:07 AM
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Transfer from Santorini Airport to Oia

Our hotel in Oia has offered a roundtrip transfer from the airport for 70 EUR. According to the hotel, it will be hard to get a taxi to and from Oia in mid-September. Is this correct?
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Feb 25th, 2007, 11:33 AM
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Our experience is that many of the Greek Islands have limited taxis available. I would take the hotel's advice.
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Feb 25th, 2007, 12:20 PM
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The normal fare from the airport to Oia is 20-25 Euro one way. It's true that there are limited taxis at the airport for any particular arrival, but you can 'beat the system' by one of you going outside immediately to secure one of them while one of you collects the bags inside. The 70 Euro your hotel is quoting is high, but will also include transporting your bags to your room. Which hotel is it?
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Feb 25th, 2007, 12:35 PM
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I paid 30 euros for a one way taxi ride from the airport to Oia- I don't think your quote is too unreasonable. It is true that finding a taxi in Oia can be difficult...I would take the hotel transfer.
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Feb 25th, 2007, 01:51 PM
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Make sure that the fare includes bringing your bags to your room so you don't need to carry them up and down the ever-present stairs!
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Feb 25th, 2007, 01:51 PM
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Thanks everyone.

brotherleelove - It's Alexander's Hotel.
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Feb 25th, 2007, 02:51 PM
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That explains the 70 Euro. Their prices are high.
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Dec 13th, 2012, 08:14 AM
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Are these dynamics still applicable in 2012? Cost, scarcity...?

Our apartment has offered airport transfer at €25 each way. That appears competitive but I defer...

Much obliged...bdj
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Dec 13th, 2012, 09:55 AM
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Yes, still basically the same.

There are some less-expensive alternatives:

http://www.a2btransfers.com/results....tion=santorini

http://www.santorinitransfer.com/san...axi-rates.html

You can have the driver call ahead to your hotel (bring the phone number with you) to inform them of your arrival so someone can meet you at a pre-designated drop-off location.
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Dec 13th, 2012, 03:21 PM
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Brother...Please help me if I am reading the links you provided correctly. The a2btransfers do not seem at all competitive to the €50 roundtrip private transfer offered by the property. As I read it, a2b's roundtrip price is €125.

And as I read the second link, it appears this is a shared shuttle that makes several stops before it arrives at Oia.

Please advise...bdj
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Dec 13th, 2012, 03:35 PM
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A2B is a broker based in Ireland....
Their prices are usually much higher compared to what you can find in Greece.
I would take the € 50 offer, which i find to be a good price for such a transfer.
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Dec 13th, 2012, 03:40 PM
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Forgot to add, gas prices in Greece increased at 100% compared to 2007.......
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Dec 13th, 2012, 11:10 PM
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A2B offers both a shuttle transfer and a private taxi transfer. Try a trial booking. The shuttle fare is about the same as what the hotel has offered.
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Dec 13th, 2012, 11:10 PM
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In fact, many of the hotels offering a transfer simply book with one of the shuttel services.
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Dec 14th, 2012, 09:16 AM
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Brother...thanks for your follow-up. It's a service offered by the apartment we are renting, so I feel confident it's not a shuttle service given their comments.

Clauser...it's nice when my instincts are confirmed by you.
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