Santorini is an archipelago of five islands in the Aegean Sea, all having come into existence during a number of volcanic eruptions. The crater of the volcano is situated in the ocean. The island group has a reputation for being the perfect wedding destination, not only for locals but also for couples from all over the world. Santorini truly is a gem of a place, with clear waters and white, sandy beaches against the backdrop of black volcanic rock. Exploring the small towns on the islands, with their whitewashed houses and cobbled streets, is a real treat.
Flying to Santorini
1. Which airports serve Athens to Santorini?
Athens International airport, also known as Eleftherios Venizelos, is the only airport providing direct flights from Athens to Santorini. It is situated 30 km to the east of the city of Athens.
When flying into Santorini, you will land at the international airport in Santorini, known as Thira Airport. Transport from the airport to your hotel or villa is simple, as there are many options to choose from, including a bus, rental car, or taxi.
2. Which airlines operate flights from Athens to Santorini?
Aegean Air, Air Nippon, Ryanair, Sky Express, Olympic Air and Volotea all fly direct from Athens to Santorini, with approximately 155 direct flights per week to choose from.
3. How long is the flight?
If you have booked a direct flight from Athens to Santorini, your flight time is approximately 50 minutes. There is no time difference.
4. Climate changes between Athens and Santorini
The climate in Athens is very similar to that on the island of Santorini, although inland in Athens, the air is a lot dryer. The best time to visit Santorini is in May and June when average temperatures are approximately 22 °C. August is a lot warmer and the island of Santorini is very busy, as it is the school holidays and many local and international families descend on the islands for the summer break.
5. Culture differences and need-to-know
It is advised to use euros when traveling to Santorini. The euro is accepted in Athens as well as on the island of Santorini. There are no major cultural differences between Athens and Santorini, other than the fact that Athens is a major city and Santorini predominantly a holiday island. There is no need to obtain a visa when traveling within the EU.
Santorini is possibly the most photographed island in the world, with its blue seas and white buildings – a true holiday in a photo. Often referred to as the destination with more churches than houses, more donkeys than people and more wine than water, Santorini just spells a relaxing island holiday. The area has a number of wineries that make for enjoyable day trips, enjoying the wines and the local foods. Cliff jumping is another popular occupation, as is hiking up the various volcanic mountains.
The days are long and the sun warm, the locals are friendly and generally happy to open their homes to anyone. Days spent relaxing or exploring and evenings spent sipping wine and eating in the local trattorias are sure to see you winding down almost immediately. In Athens, on the other hand, you can admire the Acropolis and all the historical magnificence of the Hellenic civilization, as well as a more vibrant nightlife.
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How far in advance should I book tickets from Athens, Greece to Santorini?
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Cheapest Day To Fly from Athens, Greece to Santorini
We've examined 57,595,778,181 itinerary searches that we've seen for departures in the next 90 days and found that the cheapest day to fly from Athens, Greece to Santorini is Sunday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.
Compare Flight Prices from Athens, Greece to Santorini by Month
Low priced flights are most commonly available by purchasing between one and three months in advance. International or holiday flights may need to be purchased even further in advance. The chart below shows the cheapest flight prices by month for Athens, Greece to Santorini flights.
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|December||Athens, Greece||Santorini||Sky Express||12/19/19||1/4/20||0||€154|
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Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from Athens, Greece to Santorini
Flights between some cities may be significantly cheaper if you choose a multi-stop airline ticket. Although these connecting flights sacrifice some convenience, on average, travelers save 20%-60% when they choose to fly multi-stop versus a direct flight.
The average price for connecting flights from Athens, Greece to Santorini is €243.
The average price for direct flights from Athens, Greece to Santorini is €141.
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One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from Athens, Greece to Santorini
We have found that there is often no price difference between buying a round trip flight versus a one way flight. Increased flexibility is the main benefit when it comes to buying a one way flight from Athens, Greece to Santorini. However, booking a round trip flight can be a simpler process. You can compare round trip and one way flights by using our flight comparison.
The average price for one way flights from Athens, Greece to Santorini is €72.
The average price for round trip flights from Athens, Greece to Santorini is €141.
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Airlines in Athens, Greece flying to Santorini Last modified: Dec 13, 2019 3:17 -05:00Number of routes searched: 29Number of itineraries searched: 260,018
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Athens, Greece to Santorini Airports
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