Atlanta and Thira airports and terminals
Airports in Atlanta GA, US
Hartsfield-Jackson Airport (ATL)
Distance from City Center: 9 miles
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Flights to Thira
Flights from Atlanta
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Atlanta's Major Airport
The Hartsfield-Jackson Airport serves the Atlanta community with numerous daily flights to and from Atlanta. The airport is located about 20 minutes from downtown Atlanta on North Terminal Parkway and is serviced by several major airlines, including AirTran, American, Alaska, Continental, Delta, Frontier, GeorgiaSkies, Southwest, Spirit, United, US Airways, and several regional airlines. Hartsfield-Jackson is the busiest airport in the United States, with O'Hare coming in second. Orbitz.com will compare the fares of these airlines to keep you on budget.
Parking at the Airport
Convenient airport parking is available 24 hours a day, and the price varies depending on which parking lot is chosen. Short- and long-term parking is available, with the average cost for short-term parking being $3 an hour. The lowest cost for long-term parking is $9 a day in Lots A, B, and C. Payments can be made by cash or by a major credit card.
Transportation to the Airport
Transportation to the airport is provided by taxis, buses, trains, and airport shuttles. The cost for a taxi from downtown Atlanta to the Hartsfield-Jackson Airport is around $30, but it is a good option for travelers who would otherwise need to park for several days. At Orbitz.com, the vacation planner can select transportation services when shopping for cheap flights from Atlanta.
Restaurants at the Airport
Because Hartsfield-Jackson is one of the busiest and largest airports, it has numerous concession and dining facilities located inside. Many offer quick snack options or a sit-down breakfast and dinner.
Santorini (Thira) National Airport
Thira, or Santorini, is an island in the Aegean Sea. It is 120 miles from mainland Greece and is 17 kilometers from the northernmost part of Santorini. Charter and cheap flights to Thira are serviced by Santorini (Thira) National Airport. The airport's apron is relatively small and can only handle six civilian planes at a time. Although the airport is small, it is the hub to many international airlines including easyJet, a popular European airline that offers great low-cost air ticket deals. Other airlines that fly to the city are Aegean Airlines, Air Berlin, Transavia, Edelweiss Air, Condor and Germanwings. Most of the airlines operate during specific seasons. You can also fly to Thira via Athens.
Transportation from Santorinin (Thira) National Airport
Thira airport has bus, shuttle and taxi services within the airport. Three car-rental companies operate in the airport, and travelers are encouraged to reserve rentals cars or taxis in advance for easy transport. The local bus system is the only public transportation in Thira. The bus goes to Fira, the main bus station. If you are going to another destination, you have to get off and arrange the changeover at the station. Bus schedules change, especially during the winter season, so make sure to check the schedule posted outside of the airport.
Weather in Thira
Thira experiences the typical Mediterranean climate. The hot and dry season lasts from April to October while the wet and winter season runs from November to March. Umbrellas are rarely needed in Thira, even during the rainy season, and the sky stays clear during the days. Winter evenings can bring about cooler temperatures, so make sure to carry a jacket or sweater if you're going for a night stroll.
Major Attractions in Thira
Thira is well-known for its two archaeological sites: the prehistoric Akrotiri civilization and the ancient Mesa Vouno civilization. Both sites are well-preserved, and tourists can get a glimpse of the prehistoric settlements. Beaches in Thira are popular for their unique land formations and the varying color of sands. Book cheap flights to Thira with Orbitz.com and experience the marvelous island.
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