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About Santorini Airport

Built in Santorini, which is a big island in middle of the Aegean Sea, under the control of Greece, in 1972 for military and civil purposes, Santorini Airport hosts passengers with its single terminal building. The airport operating in Santorini, which is among the significant vacation centers of the Aegean, is preferred by more than one and a half million passengers every year.

Getting to the City Center from Santorini Airport

Santorini is one of the most popular island of Greece with its volcanic structure, extraordinary architecture, magnificent beaches and panoramic sea view. It is one of the places taking the attention of tourists. It is possible to reach Santorini by sea. However, those who are looking for a more practical transportation alternative can benefit from the planes flying to Santorini Airport, which is located on the island.

There are 14 villages on Santorini island. Fira is known as the settlement that forms the central region of the city. In addition, Imerovigli and Oia (or Ia) are also among the popular villages visited by tourists. Although the buses form the backbone of the public transportation in the city, there are not frequent services.

It does not take long to travel around Santorini, which is a small island. For this reason, you can also visit certain regions by walking or renting a bicycle. Apart from these, you can get on a taxi or rent a car to travel around the island.

There are also boats that provide transportation services between certain villages although they do not offer transportation service to the city center from the airport. It is possible to use the cable car line to reach the higher parts of the island.

For the transportation to the city center from the airport, only buses offer service as the means of public transportation vehicles. Some hotels and companies can organize private services for their customers. Apart from public transportation, you can use a taxi or rent a car to reach your destination more quickly.

Bus

The buses departing from the airport carry passengers to Fira. The general bus station is located near the city square in Fira. Passengers arriving at Fira can transfer to other buses from this station according to their destinations. The ticket prices of the buses may vary according to the destination in the city. These buses operate every thirty minutes or one hour. Sometimes, however, there may be delays and some passengers may experience problems with bus drivers. In general, it is not possible to travel between border regions by using only one vehicle.

Buses operate between short distances; so, you need to transfer in order to reach your destination. In Santorini, there are seven bus routes frequented used by tourists. For the passengers who consider travelling at night, there are buses that operate between major villages when the season is busy.

However, you need to remember that the buses don’t operate after midnight on weekdays. It is possible to run into express bus routes travelling to Perissa and Perivolos regions during busy seasons.

Private Service

Passengers who do not want to experience the crowd of buses or other problems such the low-quality services offered in the buses can benefit from private shuttle services organized by many hotels or companies in order to reach the city in a comfortable way. Some of these services can provide transportation to the city center from the airport.

Car Rental

You can rent a car from various car rental companies that you can find at the airport, or you can reserve your car in advance by making an online reservation. There are a variety of vehicle options you can rent in Santorini. Apart from standard cars, renting an ATV (All-Terrain Vehicle) is among the options commonly preferred by travelers.

You can travel around Santorini, which is a small island, by renting an ATV. In addition, they are affordable and comfortable when compared to a standard car.

There are also offices in the city where you can rent a bicycle in certain regions. Santorini is a small island that can be travelled with a bicycle. However, because many roads are closed for bicycles, bicycle is not a commonly used option in the city.

Taxi

When you arrive at the airport, you will see many taxis waiting for their customers. In some cases, using a taxi is more affordable when compared to the private services of the hotels. We recommend that you agree with the driver about the fare beforehand.

Last Updated: 29 Jul 2017
Getting to Santorini Airport from the City Center

Santorini is one of the most popular island of Greece with its volcanic structure, extraordinary architecture, magnificent beaches and panoramic sea view. It is one of the places taking the attention of tourists. It is possible to reach Santorini by sea. However, those who are looking for a more practical transportation alternative can benefit from the planes flying to Santorini Airport, which is located on the island.

There are 14 villages on Santorini island. Fira is known as the settlement that forms the central region of the city. In addition, Imerovigli and Oia (or Ia) are also among the popular villages visited by tourists. Although the buses form the backbone of the public transportation in the city, there are not frequent services. It does not take long to travel around Santorini, which is a small island. For this reason, you can also visit certain regions by walking or renting a bicycle.

There are also taxi and car rental options in the city. Apart from these, there are also boats that provide transportation services between certain villages. It is possible to use the cable car line to reach the higher parts of the island.

For the transportation to the airport from the city, only buses offer service as the means of public transportation vehicles. Some hotels and companies can organize private services for their customers. Apart from public transportation, you can use a taxi or rent a car to reach your destination more quickly.

Bus

In order to reach the buses going to the airport, you first need to go to the central bus terminal in Fira. The only public transportation option offered in the city is the bus. There are seven bus routes frequented used by the tourists in the city. The ticket prices of the buses may vary according to the destination in the city. These buses operate every thirty minutes or one hour. Sometimes, however, there may be delays and some passengers may experience problems with bus drivers.

Although Santorini is a small island, passengers may have to transfer between regions frequently. It may not be possible to travel between border regions by using only one vehicle. There are buses that provide transportation between the big villages during busy seasons after midnight. However, it is not possible to find a bus after the end of the season, during the week, or after midnight. Apart from the busy seasons, there are express bus routes providing transportation services to the Perissa and Perivolos regions.

Private Service

Passengers who do not want to experience the crowd of buses or other problems can benefit from private shuttle services organized by many hotels or companies. Some of these services can provide transportation to the airport from the city center.

Car Rental

You can rent a car from various car rental companies that you can find in many regions of the city, or you can reserve your car in advance by making an online reservation. There are a variety of vehicle options you can rent in Santorini.

Apart from standard cars, renting an ATV (All-Terrain Vehicle) is among the options commonly preferred by travelers. You can travel around Santorini, which is a small island, by renting an ATV. In addition, they are affordable and comfortable when compared to a standard car.

There are also offices in the city where you can rent a bicycle in certain regions. Santorini is a small island that can be travelled with a bicycle. However, because many roads are closed for bicycles, bicycle is not a commonly used option in the city.

Taxi

To go to the airport quickly, you can easily find a taxi on any part of the city. If your location is close to the city center, you can get on a taxi from the central taxi stand. If you wish, you can share a taxi with other passengers. We recommend that you agree with the driver about the fare beforehand.

Airport Information

Santorini Airport, which is situated near Kamari and Monolithos villages, is about half an hour distance to the city center. The airport, which is used both independently and for military purpose, is home to many international flight companies. The terminal established in a very small building can be very crowded especially during the busy seasons.

In recent years, check-in desks, escalators and facilities organized for passengers have begun to be increased at the airport. By the moment, six different airplanes can take off from the airport at the same time. There is a duty free shop at the airport, where you can buy many high quality products for affordable prices without paying tax. Furthermore, there is an ATM machine, a cafe-bar and a jewelry store in the facility.

Last Updated: 29 Jul 2017
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Which are the alternative airports to Santorini Airport?

You can use Naxos Island National Airport as an alternative to Santorini Airport.

Which airlines fly to Santorini Airport?

Sky Express, Aegean Airlines fly to Santorini Airport.

Which airlines have direct flights from which cities to Santorini Airport?

Sky Express, Aegean Airlines organizes direct flights from the cities of Athens, Tel Aviv to Santorini Airport.

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