Cheap flights to Santorini International Airport (JTR), Greece
Santorini International Airport (JTR), better known as Thira Airport, is the only gateway to Santorini, Greece. Located north of Greece’s Kamari village, it serves both commercial and military flights.
Because the airport is relatively small, it only has one terminal. Nevertheless, passengers still get good services and amenities such as unlimited free WiFi, money exchange services, and ATMs run by Eurobank, Piraeus Bank, and Euronet Worldwide.
From the airport to the central district of Thira, it takes 15 minutes by bus for €1.20 (RM5.50) or 10 minutes by taxi for €8-10 (RM37-46). If you’re travelling in a group or want a more comfortable ride, hiring a car is the most convenient way.
Airlines that fly to Santorini International Airport (JTR)
Travelling to Santorini
Best time to visit Santorini
Santorini has a semi-arid climate with a soothing sea breeze. The best time to visit is from late April to early November. This period enjoys warm, sunny days with low chances of rain, perfect for boat tours and sightseeing. As this is the peak season, expect prices of Santorini flights and hotels to soar high. To minimise travel costs, book your Santorini flights during the low season, from December to March, when flights to Santorini are usually on offer.
Things to do in Santorini
Santorini is known as the Eden in the Aegean Sea. This crescent-shaped group of Islands consists of the inhabited islands of Santorini and Therasia, and the uninhabited islands of Nea Kameni, Palaia Kameni, Aspronisi, and Christianai.
Santorini is a growing honeymoon destination in Greece. Many couples take pre-wedding photoshoots at Santorini's famous Caldera. To reach the crater, it takes 30 minutes by foot. The best way to enjoy Santorini is on a boat tour. By doing so, you can catch the romantic sunset, watch the wondrous landscape of Santorini houses, and visit some exotic spots such as the small inhabited island of Therasia. The boats sail daily from Athinios Port or Ammoudi Bay. Also, don't forget to do photography tours in Oia, where the pathways and stairwells are picture-worthy.
Santorini is also the best place to indulge in authentic Greek cuisine. Taste the iconic keftedes, Santorini's tomato meatball, and the mouth-watering roasted Greek lamb. For comfort food, try the Greek Moussaka, a popular traditional cuisine made up of layers of eggplant or potato, and beef in tomato sauce.
Santorini travel budget
Euro (€) is the currency of Santorini, Greece. As of 30 April 2019, €1 = RM4.60. The average rate of a hotel in Santorini is around €20-30 (RM92-138) per night, while food costs about €15 (RM 69) per serving.
Santorini, Greece visa information for Malaysians
For a short visit, under 90 days, Malaysians are exempted from obtaining a Schengen visa. Passport and other travel documents must be valid for at least three months from the period of intended stay. A national identity card must also be presented to the Greek immigration authorities at the airport.
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