Santorini is the ideal place to enjoy your holidays. Here are some tips and information about small things that you can do during your stay in Santorini, to take care of your health and enjoy your holidays.

Drinking Water

Tap water in Santorini is not drinkable. You can use it for washing up and brushing your teeth, but make sure you have always bottled water with you for drinking.


Roads in Santorini during summer months are too busy. Motorbikes and ATVs (all-terrain vehicles) are everywhere and you must pay special attention when driving or walking.

Sun protection

During the summer season, the weather in Santorini is fantastic. The island has about 13 hours of sunshine each day and everyone enjoys spending most of the time outdoors, under the clear sky and the hot sun. This is something that can be harmful for the health unless you take proper care to protect your skin and eyes. When you are on the beach or under the sun, make sure to use a high factor sunscreen and wear a hut and sunglasses. Seek shade when possible, especially during 11:00 to 15:00 when the sun’s rays are strongest. Don’t forget to drink plenty of water and fruit juices.

Hospital and medical services

In Santorini you can feel safe that in case of an emergency health issue you can find the proper treatment. The recently opened General Hospital of Santorini can provide all the necessary health services to the residents and the visitors of the island. Medical services are also provided by the Santorini Central Clinic and the regional medical centers of the island.

Santorini General Hospital
Tel: +30 22860 35300, +30 22860 36111

Santorini Central Clinic
Tel: +30 22860 21728

Regional medical centers
Tel. +30 22860 31175

Tel. +30 22860 81222

Tel. +30 22860 71277

Tel. +30 22860 31207

Tel. +30 22860 29144

Emergency telephone number

In case of emergency you can call 112 from a fixed or mobile phone to contact any emergency service like an ambulance, the fire brigade or the police.

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Useful phones

Useful phones

International country code of Greece: 0030 / +30 Santorini local area code: +30 22860 Emergency European emergency number (Police, Fire…