Santorini travel advice

Explore our complete guide to Santorini with the latest travel advice for travellers and holidaymakers including official updates and local travel tips for Santorini.

Santorini travel guide - essential info

Below is a beginner's guide to Santorini with essential travel facts such as dominant language spoken, typical flight time from the UK and the local currency. You can also check whether visas are required and what plug adapter you need to pack.

Santorini - quick facts
Flight time 4 hours
Time difference UK +2 hours
Language(s) Greek
Currency Euro
Electricity C + F plug (230V)
Driving side Right

Why visit Santorini?

Considering a holiday to the Santorini? Here are some of the very good reasons it makes such a wonderful holiday destination be it for beaches or culture to ensure you get the most out of your 2024/2025 escape.

  • Beach babes - beaches
  • Culture vultures
  • Nature lovers - nature & wildlife

✝ = Typical flight time from the UK.

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Santorini weather

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Santorini travel advice

Check the latest travel advice on visiting Santorini from official government sources (in english) from around the world including entry requirements and travel restrictions.

Learn more about the current safety and security risks from terrorism, natural disasters and more. Read about the local laws and customs to consider when travelling around Santorini.

Note: UK FCDO - UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office

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Santorini travel health

Find out more about staying safe when travelling to Santorini with the latest guidance on required vaccinations and recommended medication to take with you.

Check out the general travel tips for staying safe and healthy in Santorini, risks of preventable diseases and what to pack.

Note: CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Santorini covid live updates

Check the latest live updates on Covid-19 in Santorini with the vaccination requirements, current available statistics and up-to-date travel advice from government agencies.

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Santorini FAQs

Read our frequently asked questions about travelling to Santorini including the current entry restrictions, covid rules, driving side, electrical plugs used and much more.

Do I need to quarantine in the UK if I travel from Greece?

You do not need to quarantine on arrival in the UK from Greece. The UK no longer requires a passenger locator form, Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination.

What is the flight time to Santorini from the UK?

The flight time to Santorini from the UK is typically 4 hours.

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What is the time difference between Santorini and the UK?

The time difference between Santorini and the UK is UK time+2 hours.

What is the main language spoken in Santorini?

The main language spoken in Santorini is Greek.

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What is the currency in Santorini?

The currency in Santorini is the Euro (EUR).

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Which plugs are used in Santorini?

Santorini uses electrical plug type C + F (230 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in Santorini?

They drive on the right side of the road in Santorini.

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