Santorini Airport
December 28, 2014 9:50 pm
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Santorini Airport was built in 1972, according to traditional Cycladic architecture. It is the largest one of the southern Aegean Sea area and serves also military aircrafts.
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Santorini Airport

Santorini International Airport, also known as Thira Airport, is located on the East side of the Greek island, close to Kamari village. It is the largest in the south Aegean Sea and also serves as a fighter base. With its relatively small apron, the airport is only able to serve up to 6 civilian planes at the same time.

Santorini Airport was built in 1972, according to traditional Cycladic architecture. It is the largest one of the southern Aegean Sea area and serves also military aircrafts.

It is located at the east-central part of the island. From the capital of Santorini, Fira town is just 6 km away, from the picturesque village of Oia, about 17 km, as from Akrotiri too.

Direct flights to/from Santorini Island National Airport are from Athens, Thessaloniki and Heraklion, while during the summer, many charter flights arrive from abroad.

The continuously increasing needs due to visitors’ growth led to the modernization of the small airport. So, the airport today can serve six aircraft at the same time, while is to be upgraded.
Operating hours

According to a statement issued by Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority on 04/12/2010 the operation hours of Santorini Airport from 03/28/2010 to 10/30/2010 are:

The airport can be reached from most international airports of Greece via Athens and Thessaloniki. Also, numerous charter flights from different European Cities fly directly to the island during the summer period.

Aegean Airlines: Santorini to Athens is connected by 6 daily flights of Aegean Airlines. Aegean Airlines connects Thira to Thessaloniki by a daily flight.
– Olympic Air: Santorini to Athens is connected by Olympic Air. There are around three daily flights connecting these two places.

  1. migel said on December 28, 2014 9:59 pm:

    Travelled through Santorini Airport on 15th August to go to London Gatwick with EasyJet. It was like travelling in a developing country! Utter chaos. We arrived at the recommended two hours prior to departure only to find that we couldn’t drop our bags as the flight wasn’t yet open. The female staff were rude and clearly not well versed in customer service. Airport felt dirty, especially the loos. As we were travelling with two young children, we expected to be called to board the plane after speedy boarders, but were not. A not very pleasant end to an amazing holiday on the island. Last impression of Santorini was not great thanks to the airport. Such a shame.

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    hans said on December 29, 2014 10:20 am:

    Just for you to know it is a very small airport. My flight was very early in the morning and it was a rainy day. Perhaps these things contributed to my impression of a quite disorganized airport, with not enough personnel and none to orient you. At least,that is my experience, when I was there on this April 2014. There was no queue for drop-in your luggage if you had done your web check-in (though the sign was there nobody seemed to respect it).

    On the other hand, when it was my turn for the check-in and I was called to the counter, the AGEAN AIRLINES personnel were incredible kind and actually worried to provide an excellent service. My ticket from Santorini to Athens (my 1st stop back to Buenos Aires) was not within my original round-trip ticket with Lufthansa. When they (Agean personnel dispatching the flight) asked me if Athens was my final destination and I told them that not, they were so kind (and proactive) to ask me for my original ticket so they could connect the flights and avoid me from having to pick-up my luggage in Athens and dispatching it again, what would actually have been a headache (I had 2 big suitcases + my carry-on and, the worst of all, a lot of hours between my Santorini-Athens flight and my Lufthansa flight back from Athens to Buenos Aires with connection in Frankfurt). So I cannot be more happy with their having taken care of this and having dispatched my luggage directly from Santorini to my final destination (Buenos Aires).

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