Mykonos & Santorini Helicopter Tours & Transfers

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by Santorini Dave • Updated: November 15, 2021

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Helicopter Tour of Santorini.

A Santorini Helicopter Tour is an incredible way to see the layout of the caldera, cliffs, villages, and volcano.

Mykonos-Santorini Helicopter Flights and Transfers

Mykonos-Santorini Helicopter Flights: Things to Know

  • Helicopter flights between Mykonos and Santorini are magical. Book early.
  • Cost of helicopter flights: Not cheap. Prices start at about €600/per person.
  • There is no substantial difference between flying from Mykonos to Santorini or Santorini to Mykonos. Though there is something just a little more special about approaching Santorini’s caldera for the first time from the air.
  • There are also incredible helicopter tours of Santorini and helicopter tours of Mykonos if you don’t need transportation between Mykonos and Santorini.
  • If I could only do a helicopter tour or a Santorini boat tour of the caldera then I would choose the boat tour. Both are great but the boat tour lasts longer and gets you closer to the caldera cliffs.

How To Book Helicopter Flights between Mykonos and Santorini

Helicopter for Mykonos-Santorini flights.

There are a few different styles and sizes of helicopter that do the Mykonos to Santorini route. This is one of them. They all look pretty similar.

Check prices for helicopter transfer from Mykonos to Santorini
Check prices for helicopter transfer from Santorini to Mykonos

A helicopter is the fastest, easiest, and most exciting way to get from Mykonos to Santorini (or Santorini to Mykonos) and offers incredible views of both islands. Touring Santorini or Mykonos by helicopter is a highlight of coming to the Greek islands. If you do a helicopter ride from one island to the other you save yourself a ferry trip and get an incredible helicopter tour. It’s sort of two-for-one. The flight takes about 40 minutes and is on a deluxe twin-engine helicopter (there are differently-sized helicopters depending on the size of your group).

Book helicopter transfers in advance as they can sell out from June to September. Helicopter transfers are available in both directions – first select the number of people and then you’ll see two options to book: Mykonos to Santorini or Santorini to Mykonos. (Helicopter prices start at about 600€ per person from Mykonos to Santorini. Not cheap, but if that’s in your budget it’s a great way to save time and hassle as well as have an incredible experience. Flights include hotel pickup.)

Santorini Helicopter Tour

Helicopter Tours of Santorini Caldera and Volcano

Helicopter Tour of Santorini: Incredible views of Oia, Fira, the volcano, caldera, beaches,traditional villages, and nearby islands.

Mykonos Helicopter Tour

Helicopter Tour of Mykonos

Mykonos Helicopter Tours: An exhilarating tour of the islands towns, beaches, interior, and coastline.

Mykonos-Santorini Helicopter Flight Photos

Santorini Mykonos Helicopter Ride

The helicopter cockpit.

Santorini Mykonos Helicopter Ride

The interior.

Santorini Mykonos Helicopter Ride

The helicopter is loud but you can wear headphones that allow everyone to talk to each other (including the pilot).

Santorini Mykonos Helicopter Ride

Pilots are friendly and professional.

Santorini Mykonos Helicopter Ride

A van waiting for us in Mykonos to take us to Mykonos Town.

Santorini Mykonos Helicopter Ride

Approaching the landing pad in Mykonos.

Santorini Mykonos Helicopter Ride

Great views along the way.

Santorini Mykonos Helicopter Ride

Our family of 4 getting ready to fly to Mykonos. I’m 6’6″ and my kids are 6’7″ and 6’2″. If we can fit, so can you.

Santorini Mykonos Helicopter Ride

One person can also ride up front.

Santorini Mykonos Helicopter Ride

As long as you don’t have a crazy amount of luggage a group of 4 should have plenty of room for their bags.

View of Mykonos Beaches from the helicopter from Santorini to Mykonos.

View of Ornos Beach in Mykonos.

View of Santorini Beaches on private helicopter transfer from Mykonos to Santorini.

View of Red Beach in Santorini. Obviously, the views of the caldera are the highlight but there are many other great sights around the island.

Mykonos Santorini Helicopter Flight

The view of Santorini from the helicopter as you approach from Mykonos. The Santorini Helicopter Tours are essentially the same – just more time exploring the scenery around Santorini.

Mykonos Santorini Helicopter Flight.

The view of the caldera as you fly down the island.

Mykonos Santorini Helicopter Flight

View of Imerovigli and the caldera.

Mykonos Santorini Helicopter Flight

If you know the name of your hotel in Santorini pilots will try to fly over to give you an aerial view. (This is Petra Honeymoon Suites in Imerovigli.) The volcano is in the upper left.

Mykonos Santorini Helicopter Flight

View of hotels in Firostefani. The Belvedere is on the left. Agali Houses and Dana Villas on the center/right.

Mykonos Santorini Helicopter Flight.

Aspaki Hotel by Art Maisons in Oia.

Helicopter Flight in the Greek Islands.

As you fly between Santorini and Mykonos you’ll pass Paros, Naxos, and Ios. This is the view of Paros and Antiparos (a separate island in the background).

Helicopter transfer from Mykonos to Santorini.

It’s not cheap, but if it’s in the budget, then a helicopter ride from Mykonos to Santorini is definitely unforgettable.

Santorini Sightseeing Tour.

Ammoudi Bay in Santorini during sunset. As i say above, if you can only do a boat tour or a helicopter tour of Santorini then opt for the boat tour.

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  1. Helicopter Transfer between Mykonos and Santorini

    Hi Dave,
    I would like to book a helicopter transfer between Mykonos and Santorini on July 5 and back from Santorini to Mykonos on July 9, but the price is $2916 for 2 people each way. Do you know of any companies that offer a cheaper rate? Thanks!

    1. Santorini Dave The Hotel Expert

      Yeah, helicopter fares have been very expensive this year. Those are the sort of rates I’ve been seeing. Not much you can do about it as more people are traveling by helicopter recently (as avoiding the large crowds on the ferries is appealing).

  2. Day Trip from Mykonos to Santorini

    Hey Dave, we’re Traveling to Mykonos from May 31 – June 6 and were thinking about visiting Santorini just for the day. Which ferry do you recommend and which day of the week?

    1. Santorini Dave The Hotel Expert

      There is no good way to do a day trip from Mykonos to Santorini (or Santorini to Mykonos). The ferry schedules just do not work for day trips. At best you’d get an hour or two on the island you’re visiting and most of that will be consumed by bus or taxi transportation. I know the helicopter flights are expensive and out of many people’s budget but they are the only way to do a Santorini-Mykonos day trip.

  3. How Long Is The Helicopter Ride Between Santorini and Mykonos

    How long is the helicopter ride from Mykonos to Santorini? We will be traveling in the later part of September. When will they start taking reservations?

    1. Santorini Dave The Hotel Expert

      The flight between Mykonos and Santorini takes about 40 to 50 minutes. They should start taking reservations soon: late January or February.

  4. Helicopter Flight from Santorini to Mykonos

    Just did this flight on our honeymoon. Was looking for something Wow!, and this was it. Amazing. Thanks for the suggestion.

    Jack

    1. Santorini Dave The Hotel Expert

      Great to hear. Glad it was helpful.

  5. Private Transport from Mykonos to Santorini

    The helicopter ride is sold out for the day we need to go to Santorini. Can we hire a private yacht charter from Mykonos to Santorini?

    1. Santorini Dave The Hotel Expert

      Boats require a special license to transfer people from one point to another on the Greek islands. Basically, private boats need to return passengers to their port of origin. Passengers can not be left on a different island from where they started. It’s a little more complicated than that but for most travelers, that’s the gist of it.

  6. Helicopter Ride from Mykonos to Santorini

    When you fly from Mykonos to Santorini on a helicopter do you get to see the caldera and volcano?

    1. Santorini Dave The Hotel Expert

      Absolutely. You’ll get a great view of caldera, cliffs, volcano, and the entire island. Lots to see. Depending on the route you’ll also fly near/over Ios, Naxos, and Paros.

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