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The Cable Car of Santorini, in the Cyclades: The system of the cable car in Santorini was created by Evangelos Nomikos, a shipowner. He established the Loula and Evangelos Nomikos Foundation in 1979 and paid all the expenses of the cable car purchase and installation. He understood the transportation problem that both locals and tourists faced in Santorini due to the rudimentary roads.
The cable car now belongs to the Municipality of Santorini. It carries about 1200 people every hour and is constructed by Dopplemayr, according to Austrian regulations. The cable car serves the way up and down from the Old Port of Gialos to Fira. The journey takes about 3 minutes. A number of tourists, however, prefer to take the stairs.