Review of Santorini Airport
Santorini Airport Details
Santorini International Airport (IATA: JTR) is located near the village Kamari, close to the Thira Town, connecting the island of Cyclades to Athens and other international destinations. The airport is mostly busy during high season, between May and October, when visitors from all over the world spend their vacations in Santorini.
Santorini International Airport Public Transfers
Access to Santorini International Airport is provided via the bus system, connecting the airport to Thira town and other surrounding areas, as well as by taxi transfers.
What to do in Santorini
The magical island of Santorini is undoubtedly going to take your breath away, offering amazing landscapes, colourful sunsets and red beaches. Located among Cyclades of the Aegean Sea, Santorini or Thira is today the most active volcanic centre in the South Aegean Volcanin Arc, whereas it mostly operates as a water-filled caldera. About 3,600 years ago, one of the largest volcanic eruptions in history took place there; called the Minoan or Thera eruption, it caused partly the form of the island we know today, but also provoked a gigantic tsunami, which became fatal for the Minoan civilization in Crete.
A must-do trip in Santorini is to Oia, where visitors prefer to admire the famous sunset of the island. A ruined castle near a windmill forms the perfect spot to experience a breath-taking sunset, or also the less crowded Akrotiri Lighthouse. Either way, it will be un unforgettable experience. Besides sunsets, Oia is a picturesque village that you should spend some time in, exploring the Caldera formed by the volcanic eruptions and admiring the views. If you love walking, you will enjoy hiking from Thira to Oia, taking in nature’s beauty. The hot springs in the area of the volcano have therapeutic abilities, so take a boat tour and swim in the healing waters.
An exciting and very romantic daily trip is to Perivolos beach, covered in amazing black sand and offering sparkling waters, ideal also for water sports such as jet ski. Another colourful beach is the Red beach, close to the village Akrotiri. Here, it’s all about the colours contrasting one another. Red pebbles mix up with clear blue waters forming a scenery of exceptional beauty.
After spending some time in Santorini, you will surely discover that the island produces incredible wine. An excellent way to taste it is while strolling around one of the most exceptional wineries of Santorini. Located in the village of Pyrgos, Santo Wines is a fine winery, offering magical views to Caldera and the volcano. Consider visiting it in the evening and catch the sunset as well.
Last but not least, it is always worth including in your car transfer around the island a visit to the prehistoric sites of Akrotiri. Walking through the debris, you will feel the vibes of the prehistoric era, dated so long ago yet beaming radiantly across the place. The Museum of Prehistoric Thera is also there to complete the enriching historical tour.