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    Car hire at Santorini Airport - Book & save

    The iconic white houses on Santorini's mountainous coast have become a true tourist magnet, alluring visitors from all over the world year-round. Car hire from Santorini Airport is the best travel option to see the most of the romantic island of Thira, the official Greek name for Santorini. Thanks to Auto Europe's outstanding car rental offers in Greece, you can easily traverse the volcanic island, travel at your own pace, and enjoy your holiday time in Santorini. Check out the car hire reviews in Santorini and see what past customers have thought of our incredible service.

    Airport Information

    Santorini International Airport (JTR)
    Official name: Santorini International Airport, also known as Thira Airport.
    Location: The airport is located three miles southeast from Thira centre, the main city on the island.
    Airlines operating from Santorini Airport: year-round flights are operated by Olympic Air and Ryanair. There are numerous seasonal flights to the island. Flights from the UK are operated on a seasonal basis by British Airways, easyJet, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Thomas Cook Airlines, and Thomson Airways.

    Airport Terminals

    The airport is compact in size, and handles both civil and military flights. Due to its size, the airport is able to serve six planes at a time. The terminal is divided into arrivals and departures buildings.

    Car Hire Pick-up and Drop-off

    Car hire desks are located at the arrivals hall. In order to pick up a car hire from Santorini Airport you need to present your valid driving licence, rental voucher, ID/Passport, and the main driver's international credit card. Inspect your rental vehicle for any existing damage and make sure to return it in accordance with the chosen fuel policy while booking.

    Car hire desks opening time

    Company Opening Hours
    Avis Monday to Sunday 9am-1pm, 6pm-8pm
    Budget Monday to Sunday 8am-10pm
    Enterprise Monday to Sunday 00:01am-7:59am, 9:01pm-11:59pm
    Hertz Monday to Sunday 8am-9pm
    Thrifty Monday to Sunday 8am-9pm

    Airport Facilities

    The terminal facilities are limited, however, visitors are well catered for while their visit to the airport. There are bars, duty-free and a jewellery shops in the departures building. Travellers also have an ATM, information desks and travel agencies at their disposal.

    Transportation/How to Get to the Airport

    Santorini Airport is closely situated to Thira centre, the drive takes only ten minutes. Available bus service to Thira takes fifteen minutes. Alternatively, visitors arriving in Santorini may use a taxi or, which is the best option, pick up a car hire from the airport. Driving in Santorini may sometimes come in as challenging, however, all you need to do is to keep your eyes open on narrow bends and winding roads. Take a look at our Greece driving information to have an overview of the local traffic rules.

    Parking Tips

    All public parking in Santorini is free and marked with a sign with the white "P" letter on a blue background. Therefore, unless you choose to use private car parks, you will not have to pay for parking. However, the island receives large amounts of traffic during holiday season and finding a parking place may be a bit time-consuming.

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    Santorini Airport

    Additional Information About Santorini Airport

    Santorini Airport

    Thira 847 00, Greece
    IATA Code: JTR
    IACO Code: LGSR
    Wikipedia Page
    Latitude: 36.400319
    Longitude: 25.477648

    General Information: Santorini (Thira) Airport is situated only three miles southeast from Thira, the main city on Santorini.