Arriving in Santorini on the ferry from Rhodes at 1 am. I tried emailing a hotel to see if I can check in at that time of morning. Any suggestions on how I find a hotel that accommodates early arrivers, and how I get from the boat to the hotel? Thanks!
Look for hotels that offer their own tranfer services, either free or for a fee, then contact them by telephone to ask about your arrival situation.
In case you didn't know, that ferry will come in at the Athinios Port a few miles away from Fira . There might be a bus that meets it. The link I provided should be a help. Click on Transportation for more info.
We paid for a transfer from the airport to our hotel and from our hotel to the ferry dock when we were there in October. That was arranged by our hotel.
I did not explore this 2015 Travel Guide to Santorini, but you might find help there about the 0 dark 30 hotel check-in.
I DIDN'T know that, thank you both!
Hotel staff should be familiar with the ferry schedule and used to planning around it.
I'm doing the same in mid-June. We're staying at Ersi Villas in Firostefani, they were willing to let us check in at that time. We have to contact them about transfers closer to the date but I've been reading other forums that there is usually a bus there at that time or you can also call and book a taxi