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 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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