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.
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.
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 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
|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|
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.
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.
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.
Thira 847 00, Greece
IATA Code: JTR
IACO Code: LGSR
General Information: Santorini (Thira) Airport is situated only three miles southeast from Thira, the main city on Santorini.