Originally Posted by MarkJ
Folgandros is another you can leave it in.
Yes its better to just do it by ferry. The marina is too shallow and out of the way, there is no close anchorage thats easy in the bay below santorini.
The whole thing of Santorini is the view as you arrive and the look up the steps etc. That can only really be done by ferry.
If you do it on your boat
you drive to Santorini in a bus. Thas just not the same.
Anyway its no big deal, its certainly not as nice as some of the other islands. The whole place was destroyed in 1967 and been replaced by similar looking buildings that happen to be all resorts. So its not a real 'authenitc' greek village in that sense.
Go and enjoy it, but do it by ferry and be a package tourist for the day
God Bless ya Mark , but you could not be more wrong in just about all of this post-and that’s rare!
I just left Santroni about a month ago the depth
is 10 feet as you go in, more than enough for most yachts- And there are some free moorings just under OIA, 3-4 of them, so its possible to pick one up there- I Anchored below Oia for more than 2.5 months , Near the little church on the small Island under Oia, I just had to run a line ashore, so this is possible also-Folks have anchored in this spot for hundreds of years although most folks don’t know about it-
The earth quake that happen in 1957 (not 67) was bad but not that bad most of the buildings in Oia stand intact, many with little damage My ex Girlfriend lives here all her life and its very much a Little Greek Village to this day- but it does have its tourists-and resorts, like most of Greece- Ive spent most of the last 5 years in the Greek Islands
and its always wonderful to sail in under Oia - So I recommend sail there, its a 50/50 chance you will pick u a mooring- or go to the marina & rent car for 30e a day and see the whole island- the Marina costs are only 15 euros a day- it does not get much better than this - in many ways