Thessaloniki and Thira airports and terminals
Airports in Thessaloniki , GR
Makedonia Apt. (SKG)
Distance from City Center: 8.5 miles
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Flights to Thira
Thessaloniki International Airport
The Thessaloniki International Airport is only 15 kilometers from downtown Thessaloniki, and depending on where you travel from, you can usually reach the airport in around 30 minutes. The short distance from the airport to downtown is important when looking at cheap flights from Thessaloniki because this helps you determine what time you need to leave. Nearly 30 airlines service the airport, including Wizz Air, EasyJet, and Air Berlin. Finding a flight might be hard because some of these airlines only operate on a seasonal basis. When you use Orbitz.com to book your flight, you can clearly see what flights are available on the days that you want to fly.
Easy Car Parking
When you arrive at the airport, look for either the East or West parking lot. Both lots are conveniently located near the terminal, and the lots have more than 1,400 parking spaces available, including some spaces for handicapped drivers. Because the lots never close, you can park quickly even if your flight leaves late in the day.
Getting to the Airport
When you don't have access to a car, you can take a taxi or coach to the airport. The coach bus follows line 78, and you can reach the airport from the station in around 45 minutes. There is a second bus, known as the night bus, that also goes to the airport. Your other option is a taxi, and the 20-minute ride from downtown might cost around 15 euros.
Because flights at the airport leave throughout the day and night, the airport restaurants stay open 24-hours a day. If you cannot handle a heavy meal, look for the gift shops and souvenir shops in the terminal. These shops provide cheap snacks and goodies that won't weigh so heavily on your stomach. Even though Orbitz.com cannot get you deals on airport restaurants, it can get you deals on cheap flights from Thessaloniki. Whenever you are ready to fly, Orbitz can get you a ticket.
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.
Flight schedule for flights from Thessaloniki to Thira on Fri, Mar 6, 2015
|Carrier||Flight #||Departing||Arriving||Aircraft||Flight time|
|Aegean Airlines/Olympic Air||A3101/OA6352||SKG||6:35 AM||JTR||10:45 AM||320/320||4hr 10min|
|Aegean Airlines/Aegean Airlines||A3101/A3352||SKG||6:35 AM||JTR||10:45 AM||320/320||4hr 10min|
|Aegean Airlines/Olympic Air||A3103/OA6352||SKG||7:40 AM||JTR||10:45 AM||320/320||3hr 5min|
|Aegean Airlines/Aegean Airlines||A3103/A3352||SKG||7:40 AM||JTR||10:45 AM||320/320||3hr 5min|
|Aegean Airlines/Olympic Air||A3105/OA6352||SKG||8:30 AM||JTR||10:45 AM||320/320||2hr 15min|
|Olympic Air/Olympic Air||OA6101/OA6352||SKG||6:35 AM||JTR||10:45 AM||320/320||4hr 10min|
|Olympic Air/Aegean Airlines||OA6101/A3352||SKG||6:35 AM||JTR||10:45 AM||320/320||4hr 10min|
|Olympic Air/Olympic Air||OA6103/OA6352||SKG||7:40 AM||JTR||10:45 AM||320/320||3hr 5min|
|Olympic Air/Aegean Airlines||OA6103/A3352||SKG||7:40 AM||JTR||10:45 AM||320/320||3hr 5min|
|Aegean Airlines/Aegean Airlines||A3113/A3354||SKG||1:30 PM||JTR||4:20 PM||320/319||2hr 50min|
|Aegean Airlines/Olympic Air||A3113/OA6354||SKG||1:30 PM||JTR||4:20 PM||320/319||2hr 50min|
|Olympic Air/Aegean Airlines||OA6113/A3354||SKG||1:30 PM||JTR||4:20 PM||320/319||2hr 50min|
|Olympic Air/Olympic Air||OA6113/OA6354||SKG||1:30 PM||JTR||4:20 PM||320/319||2hr 50min|
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