Flights to Santorini

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Q. What airlines fly to Santorini?

Direct Flights from Europe to Santorini

A great way to see more than one island is to fly into one island (e.g. Santorini), take a ferry to another island (e.g. Mykonos), and then fly home from there. You save the time, hassle, and cost of returning to your initial destination. Athens, Santorini, Crete, Mykonos, Rhodes, and Kos are some of the top destinations that have international flights from Western Europe – so I highly recommend flying into one and departing from another.

Many airlines fly to Santorini from large cities in Western and Northern Europe. Here are some of them though the list is constantly changing:

  • British Airways – BA now has direct flights from London to Santorini on Wednesday and Sunday. This is a great option especially if you’re coming from North America. (The cheapest fares allow just carry-on bags – though this doesn’t apply if you’re connecting from a different city.)
  • EasyJet – Flights from Rome, Milan, London Gatwick, and Manchester to Santorini. Also has flights from Western Europe to Athens, Mykonos, Crete, Rhodes, and several other islands.
  • Air Berlin – Flights from Berlin, Frankfurt, Hamburg, many more German cities, Paris, and Copenhagen to Santorini and many other Greek Islands.
  • FlyThomasCook – Flights from Manchester, London Gatwick, and Birmingham to Santorini. Also flights between the UK and Rhodes and Heraklion, Crete.
  • Thomson Flights – Flights from Manchester, Birmingham, and London Gatwick to Santorini. Flights from many UK cities to Rhodes, Crete, and Mykonos. Also, if you’re traveling to Turkey there are flights from Bodrum, Dalaman, and Antalya to the UK.
  • Lauda Air – Flights from Vienna to Santorini.
  • NIKI – Flights from London, Paris, Copenhagen, Munich, Berlin, Milan, Rome, and Vienna to Santorini. Flights between Europe and Rhodes, Crete, Athens, Samos, Kos, Lesvos, and Corfu. One of the few airlines to offer flights from Barcelona to Mykonos.
  • Germanwings – Flights from Bonn/Cologne to Santorini. Flights from Crete and Rhodes to many European cities as well as Crete to Izmir which could be handy if you’re traveling to Turkey.
  • TUI Fly – Flights from many German cities and Vienna to Santorini, Crete, Karpathos, Rhodes, and Kos, as well as several cities in Turkey.
  • Transavia – Flights from Paris and Amsterdam to Santorini. Also flights from many European cities to many Greek islands including flights to and from Chania which could be of interest to travelers who want to see Crete.
  • Norwegian – Flights from Stockholm, Oslo, and Copenhagen to Santorini. Connecting flights to New York City.
  • Meridiana – Flights from Rome, Milan, Verona, and Bologna to Santorini and Mykonos.
  • Condor Air – Flights from Dussledorf, Hamburg, Bonn/Cologne, Frankfurt, and Munich. Also 1 flight per week from Mykonos to Santorini.
  • Jetairfly – Flights from Brussels to Santorini. Also flights from Brussels to Chania, Heraklion, Rhodes, Kos, Samos, and Mykonos.
  • Edelweiss Air – Flights from Zurich to Santorini. Flights from Zurich to Mykonos. And flights from Zurich and Geneva to Heraklion, Crete.
  • Air Baltic – Flights to Athens and Santorini from Riga and other European capitals (though as of spring 2013 not showing many flights).
  • AtlasJet – No direct flights to Santorini but does have flights from Istanbul to Mykonos making it the most direct way from Turkey to Santorini.

Flights from Athens to Santorini

  • Olympic Air – 4 to 6 flights a day from Athens to Santorini.
  • Aegean Airlines – 3 flights per day from Athens to Santorini. 1 flight per day from Thessaloniki to Santorini for late June to early September. (Olympic owns Aegean so these are essentially the same airline.)
  • SkyExpress has a route map that is always changing but will sometimes have flights from Crete to Santorini and Rhodes to Santorini.
  • Astra Airlines – In summers past has run flights from Thessaloniki to Santorini but as of 2016 nothing planned.
  • AirSeaLines has ceased operations so if you read they have flights from Santorini to Athens, Crete, and Rhodes this is no longer the case.
  • Athens Airways ceased operations in the fall of 2012.

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4 Questions and Comments

  1. Flight to Santorini then Ferry to Paros

    I am in the process of organising a 6 night holiday for 7 family members. I have booked 5 nights at Hotel Senia, Paros. We will be starting our journey from London (we are coming from Australia). My question is…is it possible to fly direct from London to Santorini and connect with a ferry to Paros on the same day? I have read the on the return journey we would have to stay overnight in Santorini because it’s not possible to catch the ferry from Paros and then catch a flight all in the same day.
    I have found your site extremely helpful thank you.
    Lorraine Marshall

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Guide to Greece

      You don’t say what time of year you’re visiting but for the most part (assuming there are flights from London to Santorini which don’t run year-round) then you’ll be able to catch an early morning flight to Santorini then a late afternoon ferry to Paros. And there should be a ferry around noon from Paros to Santorini and then a late evening flight from Santorini to London. If you’re coming between late May and early October this shouldn’t be a problem. Most likely: flights with Easy Jet and ferries with Blue Star.

  2. Rome-Santorini Flights

    Hello Dave!

    I am planning a trip to Santorini in July 2017. We are in the process of booking flights and accommodations. We arrive in Rome form the US and are trying to search for availability for flight from Rome to Santorini. The only thing that I find is a Vueling flight. From experience, are there more airlines that fly directly from Rome to Santorini other than Vueling? I am aware that a lot of carriers run seasonal flight to the islands. Do you know when those flight usually become available?

    Thank you!

    1. Santorini DaveSantorini Dave The Guide to Greece

      Veuling and Iberia have flights between Santorini and Rome, for sure. Also check Easy Jet. All flights should be online by February.

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