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.
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.
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.