Is Santorini Safe for Solo Female Travelers?

Santorini is typically very safe for solo female travelers. It has low crime rates and the locals are generally friendly and helpful. The public transportation system is reliable and safe to use, and it's a popular destination so there are always other tourists around. As with any travel, it's always important to keep an eye on your belongings and stay aware of your surroundings, particularly at night.

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How safe is Santorini?

Safety at nightSafe

Santorini, is generally safe, even at night. The crime rate is relatively low and the island is filled with welcoming and friendly locals. Popular areas like Fira and Oia are well lit and typically busy until late, providing a sense of security. Switchback roads and steps can be a bit tricky in the dark though, so conflict can be best avoided by staying mostly in populated areas at night and being aware of your surroundings.

Public transportationVery safe

Santorini's public transportation system, primarily its buses, are widely regarded as reliable and safe. Buses are timely, efficient, and usually crowded with both locals and tourists. The drivers are professional and the routes cover a large portion of the island, including major sites. However, it can get quite crowded during peak seasons which may cause a bit of discomfort but overall, it does not generally pose a safety concern.

Street harassmentLow

Santorini is generally a very safe place to travel as a solo female traveler. Street harassment is relatively low compared to other global locations. The locals are typically friendly and respectful, appreciating the island's popularity amongst tourists. Nevertheless, like anywhere, it is advisable to stay alert and cautious, especially in crowded areas or during late nights.

Petty crimesLow

Santorini typically has a good reputation when it comes to safety. Petty crimes like pick-pocketing or purse snatching are not prevalent. However, like any other tourist destinations, it is always wise to stay vigilant, keep your valuables safe and be aware of your surroundings to avoid any unwanted incidents.

Tap waterSafe

The tap water in Santorini, is generally safe for consumption. Nevertheless, it's quite desalinated making it taste a bit off due to the volcanic nature of the island. Therefore, it's ultimate for hygiene practices like washing and showering. For drinking, it's still advisable to rely on bottled water, especially for those with delicate stomachs.

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Things to do

4.3/5

Safety

4.9/5

Food

4.4/5

Budget-friendly

2.7/5

Solo travel experience

I loved Santorini - I hiked from Fira to Oia and took a boat trip to the volcano, hot springs, and then watched the sunset. I felt very safe.

Posted: May 22, 2023
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Solo travel experience

Santorini is very safe and the locals are really nice. I spent most of my time in Thira and a few nights in Oia. I loved staying in Thira, things were cheaper and it was very easy to get to Oia for sunset and to the red beach on the other side of the island. I rented an ATV and felt like I had a lot of freedom. I rented it through my hotel. I quickly got used to the island and felt very safe.

Posted: April 11, 2023
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Solo travel experience

Santorini is very safe, but a bit too expensive compared to other islands. I didn't like living in Perissa, but it was okay. I did a hiking trail from Fira to Oia and one from Perissa to Ancient Thera. I would recommend both. Oia at sunset is chaos. I preferred the town of Fira.

Posted: April 11, 2023
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Family travel experience

Santorini was one of my favorite places! The views, the food, the people, and the beaches. We spent most of our time in Santorini and one full day in Athens. My daughter and I felt very safe.

Posted: November 29, 2022
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