We are spending three nights in Oia in May (May 27, 28, & 30). We are thinking of renting a vehicle for Tuesday May 29, We want to go to Akrotiri and Pyrgos at least. I was going to take the bus but seems like have to go back to Fira to make connections to see both so I started thinking about renting a vehicle.
I have read different accounts of the roads on Santorini. Some accounts are that they are easy to drive while others say they are nerve wrecking. Are there roads or places to avoid if we aren't into difficult/frightening driving (no guard rails and a cliff) for example. Can we get to Akrotiri and Pyrgos from Oia without too much adventure?
Other villages or places you would recommend visiting ? .
We have six people. Vazeos in Oia has vans which would accommodate us. My husband drives a van at home. But I was wondering if the roads are too narrow to easily maneuver a van. A van is cheaper than two small cars and would allow us to travel together but would not want to have a van if it would be difficult to drive.
I had wondered about stopping in Firostefani or Fira for dinner. Would we find parking in late May?