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Cheap flights to Santorini, Greece

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Arrival services at Santorini Airport

International flights to Santorini usually connect via Athens, although several European charter airlines can also provide cheap flights to Santorini. The airport is located on the eastern side of Thira, about six kilometres from Fira.

This airport provides all the necessary facilities. For passengers arriving on Santorini flights banking services are provided by an ATM machine. Three companies offer car rental services for those wanting to hire a vehicle. Several of Thira's hotels offer shuttle services to and from the airport. Whilst waiting to depart, cafŽ and bar services can help pass the time. Duty-free and jewellery shopping are also on hand.

Exploring the islands

From the airport, taxis can get visitors into the surrounding villages. Bus services are provided from Fira to most areas on the island at regular intervals and at reasonable prices. Most of the resorts have a number of taxis. They are usually clean and modern vehicles charging government-set tariffs.

For real independence, hiring a car from one of the rental agencies can give visitors on cheap flights to Santorini the ability to explore the islands at their leisure. The romantic notion of a scooter trip with a friend can easily be realised if you hire one and explore the islands off the main roads.

The Main attractions of Thira and surrounds

Santorini is scattered over a number of islands, each providing different experiences. The islands provide cultural, historic and gastronomic delights. Half-day boat trips to Nea Kameni and Palia Kamenis, allow visitors to explore an active volcano.

The ancient ruin-city of Akrotiri is certainly worth a visit. Preserved by ash, Akortiri dates back to 1600 BC, and is a must-see for archeological fanatics on flights to Santorini. The ruins of Thira, dating back to 1200 BC are also well worth the visit.

Santorini produces 36 kinds of grapes and is becoming well known for its wonderful wines. There are a number of vineyards and wineries on the island, and tours and tastings can provide and enjoyable day out.

Experiencing the Shopping, Dining and Night Life of Santorini

Eating out is to be savoured in Santorini, as in the rest of Greece. There are several local specialties tourists should try, including mezedes. 'Archipelagos Captain's House' and the 'Fanari restaurant' are highly recommended restaurants.

The local bars and taverns can provide a mix of musical styles in a quiet setting. 'Kira Thira,' a well-established jazz club, is quite a treat. For the young at heart, nightclubs like the 'Koo Club' and the 'Enigma Club' provide late-night entertainment.

Shopping in this part of Greece can lead to many surprises. The area produces a range of jewellery, from budget souvenirs to high-end pieces. Anything from folk art to fine ceramics can be purchased at the various shopping locales in Santorini. Book your cheap airfare to Santorini and all this will be just a stone's throw away!

Major airlines flying into main airports serving Santorini Airport

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Flight information for Santorini, Greece and Key facts for your journey:
The Airlines...
  • From Athens 7 major airlines serve the Fira area
  • From London 5 major airlines serve the Fira area
  • From Paris 1 major airlines serve the Fira area
The Journey...
  • The flying time from Athens to Fira is typically 1 hours and most direct flights leave around 5:15a local time.
  • Athens is 141 mi from Fira
  • The flying time from London to Fira is typically 4 hours and most direct flights leave around 7:10a local time.
  • London is 1644 mi from Fira
  • The flying time from Paris to Fira is typically 3 hours and most direct flights leave around 7:30a local time.
  • Paris is 1446 mi from Fira
On Arrival...
  • Santorini Airport (Santorini, Greece)
    • Right now, 32 airlines operate out of Santorini Airport.
    • Santorini Airport offers nonstop flights to 42 cities.
    • Every week, at least 231 domestic flights and 266 international flights depart from Santorini Airport.
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