Travel preparation

How can you prepare your tour to Santorini?

The trips to Santorini and other Greek islands do not have any necessary preparations needed. The most important is to keep your physical fitness and do hiking and walking tours regularly at your home area. One time a week may be enough. You do not have to be an athletic person, but a good fitness helps you to enjoy the hiking trips. We will be walking around 3-6 hours and there will be lots of stops for taking photos, watching animals or to visit a museum. There are so many things that your guide will explain you, that everybody will wait even for the last people in the group.

Which equipment do you need on the Santorini tours?

Depending on which time of year you are travelling, we recommend:


  • Warm wind protecting clothing
  • Raincoat
  • Walking boots
  • Daypack
  • Oropax (ear protection agains noise)
  • Insect repellent
  • First aid kit
  • A copy of all important documents (also a digital scan on your smartphone)
  • Batteries and their charger
  • For your cellular phone you can get SIM-Cards that are cheaper (or use Skype)
  • Binocular, magnifying glass
  • For mineral collectors we recommend a geological hammer (Estwing)
  • Photographers should have enough storage media
  • There is wireless in the hotel and in many cafés for free