Hi all, Am a student. Me and few friends planning to go santorini on june 11 this year. Do you guys know whats the cheapest way to get to santorini from Barcelona? I checked few airlines but the flight tix cost me around 200++. What option do i have? I dont mind travel by train.
To find all the flight options, use http://www.skyscanner.com. To find train schedules, you can use http://reiseauskunft.bahn.de/bin/query.exe/en. But it will take several days, and I doubt it will cheaper. There are no more international trains to Greece, so you'll have to take a train from Barcelona to Italy (Bari or Brindisi), then a boat from Italy to Piraeus (the port of Athens), then another boat to Santorini. If you're already in Barcelona, why not go somewhere closer, like Ibiza?
Flying will be much cheaper (and a lot faster!) in the long run since taking the train will mean some time in Italy: food, hotels, etc., plus an expensive ferry ride to Greece. When I was in Barcelona I found a discount travel agency on La Rambla upstairs in a corner building where I got a really cheap last-minute flight including the transfer flight to Santorini from Athens. 200++ sounds like a great price to me when you consider it includes the flight from Athens to Santorini, but you can see if there is a Spanish discount airline similar to EasyJet that might have something cheaper.