Self-Guided ATV Tour of Santorini, Greece
- by Ari Travels
Besides Oia which is the most popular area in Santorini, Greece. The rest of the island seriously has so much more to offer as well. During my time here, my friend and I rented an ATV to explore the island ourselves. It’s a lot cheaper to do it this way, just make sure you have an International Drivers' License along with your regular license because it is required in Greece to operate any vehicle. You can get one easily for $20 by clicking here. Santorini is easy to drive around because it only takes about 45 minutes to drive from the bottom to the top and vice versa. Traffic and parking are not bad either.
Budget-Saving Tip for Renting an ATV in Greece
Make sure to rent your ATV in FIRA. Prices are a lot cheaper than in Oia. I would recommend reserving your ATV either a day in advance or the morning of. There are plenty of rental places. It will cost approx. $27 USD cash.
Make sure to have Google Maps and roaming data on your phone for this tour
Use the Airalo App to have an eSim card
Check that your phone is unlocked before departing to Greece. If it is, I would highly suggest getting the Airalo App and downloading an eSim Card instead. Airalo is an app that allows you to have affordable cell data plans all over the world without needing a physical Sim Card which is what makes using your phone without wifi extremely convenient. Use my code ARIAHN516 for $ off!
Stop 1) Three Bells of Fira
Enjoy this beautiful site and leave early to avoid the crowds
Stop 2) Santos Wines
Enjoy a glass of wine or a snack while admiring some of the best views Santorini has to offer
Stop 3) Red Beach
This beach is famous for its red cliffs, hence the name Red Beach
Stop 4) Black Sand Beach
This beach is absolutely stunning. My friend and I ordered lunch here and soaked in the sun for a while! If you want actual dining, I would recommend stopping at Theofanis on your way to Black Sand Beach
Stop 5) Imerovigli Village for Sunset
This is a beautiful village built on the cliffside with white buildings and epic views. This place truly is incredible
There is no better way to end the evening than walking around the village while admiring the sunset
Here are some pretty photo recommendations in Imerovigli (best taken in the early evening)
I hope this itinerary was helpful! Please feel free to comment or ask me any questions regarding your upcoming trip. For more information about traveling to Greece, you can book a consultation call with me or request a custom itinerary by heading to this page. Happy traveling!
I used this itinerary for my Greece trip this summer and it was so helpful. The black sand beach was for sure a highlight because I have only seen white sand before