The Price of Backpacking Santorini

Here are the costs for some common expenses on Santorini.

Transportation costs:

  • Taxi from the Port to Perissa Beach – 20 Euro
  • Public bus from Port to Perissa Beach – 4 euro total (you have to take the bus to Fira, and then hop on another bus to Perissa from there)
  • Renting an ATV – 18 Euro high season/12 Euro low season + about 10 Euro for gas
  • Renting a car for a day – 35 Euro high / 15 Euro low season


  • Youth Hostel Anna – High season: 12 Euro a night for 10 bed dorm/ 3 25 Euro per person for a private / 20 Euro for a 3 bed private / 15 Euro for a 4 bed mixed dorm

Food and Beverage:

  • Mousaka – Between 5 and 7 Euro
  • Mythos – Between 2 and 4 Euro
  • Gyros – Between 2 and 4 Euro (Pepito Gyros are amazing for 2 Euro)
  • Shots – around 3 Euro
  • 1.5 L Water – .80 to 1.50 Euro (or 1.50 for 6 at the Co-op in Perissa Beach)


  • Sunscreen – 20 Euro!! It’s ridiculous how expensive sunscreen is over here – so make sure to bring plenty of your own!!
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Drew Meyers

Drew Meyers is the co-founder of Horizon & Oh Hey World. He worked for Zillow from September of 2005 to January of 2010 on the marketing team managing Zillow’s API program and various online partnerships. Founder of Geek Estate Blog, a multi-author blog focused on real estate technology for real estate professionals, and, a blog devoted to exploring the world of microfinance. As passionate as you get about travel.

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