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When to Book Flights to Santorini

If you are looking for flights to Santorini, Greece, then the best time to visit is between late April and early November, which is when the weather is warmest and rainfall at its lowest. The island is at its busiest from June to September. Temperatures in Santorini range from 54F in January to 79F in July and August. Depending on your departure point and when you are flying, you can find cheap flights to Santorini, Greece from around $851 for a round trip.

It’s worth noting that Santorini has frequent festivals throughout the year. For instance, during Easter, the village of Pyrgos is covered with candles to create a truly atmospheric experience. July is the time of the Santorini Jazz Festival, while the Ifestia Festival in September re-creates the island’s historic volcanic eruption through fireworks. September is also the month of Santorini’s International Music Festival. So when looking for Santorini flights, you may want to plan your trip to coincide with one of these memorable events.

How to Find the Best Flight Deals to Santorini?

To find cheap flights to Santorini on Orbitz, first input your departure point and destination in the search bar. Next, select whether your dates are fixed or flexible (you are more likely to find the best deals if you select ‘flexible’). You can also select preferences such as seating class, refundable flights, direct/indirect journeys etc. (although bear in mind that some U.S. departure points will not have direct flight options). Remember that when booking your flight, if you join Orbitz Rewards you can collect points that can be redeemed on hotels for future trips. Overall, the more flexible you are about your trip preferences, the more likely you are to find cheap Santorini flights that match your budget.

US Departures to Santorini

Flights to Santorini, Greece depart from across the U.S. and many of them change at London Heathrow. Here are the shortest flight times from the following major cities:

Main Airports in Santorini

Santorini Thira National Airport (JTR)

The major airport for the island is Santorini Thira, which is 3.7 miles south-east from the center of the city of Kira, north of the village of Kamari. It is a relatively small airport but offers various transport options for getting around the island.

Which Airlines Fly to Santorini?

  • British Airways
  • Swiss International
  • Iberia
  • Lufthansa
  • KLM

How to Get to and Around Santorini

Santorini is a dramatic, cliff-filled island in the Aegean Sea. Fringed with black, red and white pebble beaches, its landscape was forever changed by a major volcanic eruption over 3,500 years ago. The legacy of this event is endless rocky, ruggedly romantic vistas that are particularly stunning at sunset.

It is very easy to get around Santorini. If you choose to walk, you will be rewarded by many stunning coastal and cliff views. As well as this, public buses are cheap and stop at all the main visitor attractions. Bear in mind though that there are no set schedules for buses. If you choose to rent a car then there are a number of major providers on the island, including Budget Rent-A-Car, Avis and Hertz. U.S. citizens who wish to drive in Greece will need an International Driving Permit as well as a valid U.S. license. The country is right-hand drive.

When traveling to your destination from the airport, you can hire a car at the arrivals hall or alternatively, access a wide range of transport choices, from shuttle buses to taxis to VIP limousines.

What Are the Must-Sees in Santorini?

While in Santorini, aim to visit the ruins of the Akrotiri Bronze Age village, which is a 20-minute drive from the center of the island and is rumored to be the original Atlantis. Other unmissable sights include the picturesque Santorini Caldera volcanic crater and Imerovigli village, which boasts a jaw-dropping sloping vantage point that has earned it the nickname ‘the balcony of the Aegean’.

Hidden gems of the island include the brilliant red sand and gorgeous clear waters of Red Beach (Akrotiri Beach), so you could maybe visit it after seeing the ruins. The hiking trail between the two main towns of Oia and Fira takes two and a half to three hours and is particularly stunning at sunset. Additionally, you might want to visit Pyrgos, a pretty village that is still off the beaten tourist trail but has wonderful views, winding paths, churches, galleries and vineyards to enjoy. You can reach it by foot from the center of Santorini in around 45 minutes.

Tips and Tricks for Traveling in Santorini

Greece is in the EEST time zone, seven hours ahead of Washington D.C. It is best to avoiding drinking the tap water on the island. Also, keep in mind that many signs are written in the Greek alphabet. U.S. citizens can enter the country for up to ninety days without a visa. However, your passport should be valid for six months upon arrival.

Frequently asked questions

Am I currently able to fly to Santorini?
For up-to-date flight information to Santorini, have a look at our Covid-19 Travel Advisor. Find out if there are any travel advice reports and if you’ll be required to quarantine after you arrive.
If I am not able to travel because of COVID-19, can I change or cancel?
Many airlines will make an allowance for cancellations or changes due to COVID-19. To know for sure, browse through your preferred carrier’s terms and conditions prior to booking. You can also navigate to our Customer Service Portal for any additional information.
How much is a flight to Santorini?
Lots of sensational deals were up for grabs this week, with round-trip flights to Santorini fluctuating from to . But it was jet-setters flying in from () who landed the best bargains. One-way flights to Santorini started from a low .
How to book the cheapest flight to Santorini?
Using Orbitz, you’ll find some of the most exciting flight deals around from a wide range of airlines. But if you’d love to increase your likelihood of booking cheap flights to Santorini, here are a few pointers to consider:

  • Taking off from or landing at other airports can sometimes work out cheaper. Enter your preferred departure and arrival airports. Next, click on the ‘Nearby airports’ function below the form fields to compare your options.
  • If you’re flexible with your travel itinerary, click on the ‘Show flexible dates’ option. It’ll show the flight deals for the days either side of your chosen departure. Airfares often vary depending on what day it is.
  • To optimize your results, hit ‘Show options.’ You can search based on seating class, airlines, and nonstop and refundable flights. You can also choose your preferred flight times under ‘Sort & Filter’ to the left.
  • The early bird gets the most rewarding deals, so book your tickets the moment you know your travel dates. The most affordable fares sell like hotcakes and prices normally increase as the departure date nears.
  • Make even more savings on your trip by bundling your flights, hotels and car rental into an Orbitz package deal. Your bank account will thank you.
  • Flying during peak season often means higher airfares. If possible, plan your trip outside of popular dates, such as Thanksgiving, New Year’s Eve and Easter.

How long is a flight to Santorini?
How much time you spend in the air will depend on several things, including the location you take off from. We’ve compiled a list of average flight times for a few of the most common domestic routes to Santorini:

  • Athens (ATH-Eleftherios Venizelos) to Santorini National Airport (JTR) - 51 minutes
  • Mykonos (JMK-Mykonos Island National) to Santorini National Airport (JTR) - 41 minutes
  • Duesseldorf (DUS-Duesseldorf Intl.) to Santorini National Airport (JTR) - 35 minutes

What is the best time to book a flight to Santorini?
On average, the cheapest month to book your airfare is January. This is followed by February and August. When seeking a cheap flight to Santorini, be ready to book. Cheap deals emerge suddenly and don’t hang around!
What day of the week is the cheapest to book a flight to Santorini?
If you’re after cheap airfares to Santorini, the best days of the week to book are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. With Orbitz (and some good timing!), a fabulous flight deal will be all yours.
What is the cheapest day of the week to fly to Santorini?
Based on Orbitz data from 2020, Monday tends to be the best day to get cheap flights to Santorini. Tuesday also has wallet-friendly fares, whereas Saturday has the most expensive ticket rates. Although flying out at the weekend may be easier to arrange, you’ll have more money in your pocket to play with if you jet out at the start of the week.
What is the cheapest month to fly to Santorini?
To pick up cheap flights to Santorini, you should pack your bags and fly out in August. Orbitz data has found that this is generally an excellent month to save big on your airfare. If you’re eager to fly to Santorini in June, it’s worth keeping in mind that this is the most expensive time to take a trip.
Which airlines allow free cancellation?
Flexibility is more important than ever, that’s why Orbitz lets you search for fares that won’t hit you with a fee for amendments to your reservation. Add your departure and arrival destinations, then select “Filter by flexible change policies.” We’ll show you all the options that include free cancellation within 24 hours of booking and no change fees.
What do I need for the flight to Santorini?
It’s good to be prepared for anything when embarking on a trip. Keep in mind the following tips for a smooth, stress-free flight:

  • Nothing is more important than having your travel documents. Which to bring and how many depend on whether you’re traveling domestic or international. It’s best to check with your airline. In both cases, you’ll need to show proof of identification.
  • Take a good book or a laptop crammed with your favorite TV series — it’ll help to pass time during your long journey to Santorini. Or if you’d rather enjoy a nap, a comfy eye mask will shield you from those bright cabin lights.
  • Cabin temperatures can change rapidly, so it’s wise to wear comfortable layers. Also consider wearing compression socks. They can help prevent blood clots and improve circulation.

How many direct flights are there to Santorini?
Each month, there are 103 direct flights to Santorini. Choose from a wide range of airline companies, including Sky Express, Aegean Airlines and Ryanair. Other well-known airlines that fly to Santorini nonstop are Volotea, easyJet and Transavia France.
How do I get cheap first-class/business deals to Santorini?
If you think a first or business-class fare is out of your price range, you may want to think again. Here are some tips to help you land a premium flight to Santorini for a whole lot less:

  • Flexibility is key. By being open to other travel dates, you’ll have a better chance of spotting a sale on business or first-class airfares.
  • Many low-cost carriers these days have terrific business-class seating without the hefty fees.
  • Make the most of your airline’s flight rewards program and use points to upgrade your seat. You can also bid for an upgrade in online auctions.

What is the best time to go to Santorini?
Travelers come from near and far to go to Santorini in . So if you want to discover this fabulous destination in the peak season, this is the best time to go. As with many places in the Northern Hemisphere, summer commences June 20 in Santorini, with average daily temperatures between 75undefined and 75undefined.

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