Cruise tourism examine the limits of Santorini

Published on : Monday, November 27, 2017

Cruise tourismThe limits of Santorini are being deeply examined by the arrival of visitors on the famous southeast Aegean holiday island, luring thousands of tourists every day, even during fall.


Furthermore, even though the island has the second highest number of cruise visitors after Piraeus, the country’s biggest port, Santorini witnesses the least profits in terms of economy from this activity that additionally puts tension on its infrastructure, visitors along with the local community.

The problem gets obvious as one starts walking along Oia and Fira, the crowded streets of this region. For the meantime, it gets bad as cruise operators are more willing to start overnight stays.

From cruise ships, it is calculated that over 12,000 passengers come ashore onto this island of which over 15,500 people every day in the summers. The great majority of that chunk will visit the two traditional villages of Oia and Fira. There are times of the year when one can also see six big liners idling because there is nowhere for them to berth.


From there, these big liners ferry their passengers to and from the island on small pleasure boats.

Some 2,000 daily visitors come from Crete who majorly goes to Santorini on the two high-speed ferries that are available on the route.

The difficulty of overcrowding was conspicuous in the last few of months even as dozens of tour buses move violently to maneuver safe parking in the narrow streets of Oia and Fira – debatably the two of the prettiest villages in the world.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

arrow2Follow TTW
facebook-logo  twitter-logo  LinkedIn_logo  stumbleupon-logo   rss_logo 
ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo


  • 02 WTM London 2018
  • 09 ttfotm 2018
  • 12 plannersxtraordinaire 2018
  • 13 aite 2018
  • 13 TTWarsaw 2018
  • 14 hmisummit 2018
  • 14 SATTE 2019
  • 16 EMITT 2019
  • 18 hospitalityqatar 18
  • 20 CITE_TTW 2018
  • 30 PATA


Get our toolbar!
Review on