Cheap hotels in Center: Fira, Santorini
Fira is located on the northern end of Santorini's largest island. Although it's a central town, accommodations here are an ample hike uphill from the western shore. Transportation options include riding a donkey or taking a cable car into town.
The nearest beach is a mile and a half away at Gialos, on the eastern shore. Ferries between Santorini and nearby Greek islands come and go from Ormos Athinios, the port a mile and a half south of Fira. Santorini's airport is located two miles southeast from Fira.