Santorini (Thira) Airport
Santorini Airport, also known as Thira Airport, is a small airport on the island of Santorini in Greece. The airport serves as the main gateway for island visitors, offering domestic and international flights.
Systems of Civil Aviation
Santorini Airport has advanced civil aviation systems, including air traffic control, meteorology, and navigation aids. The airport has one asphalt runway (17/35) measuring 7,208 feet (2,197 m). The airport is open 24/7 and has a designated point of entry exit.
Santorini Airport has a small passenger terminal with approximately 500 passengers per hour. The terminal has basic facilities, including a café, a restaurant, and a duty-free shop. The airport also provides public services such as meteorology and ground handling. There are two aircraft parking positions for B737-sized planes and a 2000m2 parking space for light aircraft.
Santorini Airport was built in the 1970s and was initially used for military purposes. It was later converted into a civilian airport and began commercial operations in the early 1980s. Since then, the airport has undergone several upgrades and renovations to meet the growing demand for air travel to Santorini.
Owner and Operator
Santorini Airport is owned and operated by the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority (HCAA), a public organization responsible for regulating and supervising civil aviation in Greece. The HCAA is also responsible for developing and managing airports in Greece.
Distance from the Center of Fira
Santorini Airport is approximately 5 kilometers from Fira, the island's capital. It takes approximately 10-15 minutes to drive from the center of Fira to the airport.
The fees for using Santorini Airport vary depending on the type of aircraft and the services required. For more information on fees, please get in touch with the airport directly.
Ways to Get to the Airport from the Center of Fira
The most convenient way to get to Santorini Airport from the center of Fira is by taxi, which takes approximately 10-15 minutes and costs around 20-25€.
Alternatively, a bus service runs from the center of Fira to the airport, with a journey time of approximately 20-25 minutes and a cost of around 2-3€.
NATIONAL CIVIL AIRPORT OF SANTORINI
The Airport Police Station (24/7 operation):