Santorini, Greece

Little white houses on a 300-metre high cliff, traces of an erupted volcano and a rich history can all be found on Santorini.

You won’t be bored for a second on this breathtaking island. What makes Santorini so unique is first and foremost its nature. The island is volcanic in origin, so most of the sandy beaches have blackish grey lava sand. The island architecture is also very unique. The capital city of Thira is located in the west on sheer cliffs that rise directly out of the sea. Not surprisingly, Thira is also referred to as the ‘city on the high cliffs’. Don’t forget to visit the famous village of Oia. The village clings to a rock face and is breathtakingly beautiful, thanks to its little white houses and buildings. You can take the most beautiful pictures here at sunset.

Fly to the history of Santorini

The eastern side of Santorini is home to quiet sand and pebble beaches. Explore an ancient Minoan city, once deeply buried beneath volcanic ash, or visit the capital city of Thira. The Archaeological Museum of Thira and Agios Minas Cathedral are the island’s historic highlights. End the day at a delightful restaurant and make sure to taste the local wine. The volcanic soil and Mediterranean climate make the island perfect for winemaking!

Practical information

Transport to/from the airport

The airport of Santorini is located about 5 km from the centre of its capital Thira. You can travel to/from the airport by taxi or bus.

  • Taxi

    The taxi ranks are located outside, in front of Terminal 1. By taxi, it is about a 10-minute drive to Thira. 
  • Bus

    At the airport, there are several buses that run to various cities on Santorini. You will find the buses outside, in front of Terminal 1. Tickets can be bought in the bus.

Transport in the city/region

Travel anywhere on Santorini:
  • Bus

    Take a bus to explore the island: it’s convenient and cheap! The local buses run frequently and often stop near the attractions.
  • Taxi

    Are you in the capital, Thira? Here, you will find the main taxi rank. Of course, you can also hail a taxi on the street. Since the taxis on Santorini rarely have meters, it is recommended to agree on a fixed price in advance.

Passport and visa

You need a valid passport or identity card.

Time zone

GMT +2 (summer time +3) 
On Santorini, it is 1 hour later than it is in the Netherlands.


The currency used in Santorini is the Euro (EUR).

Duration of flight

The flight to Santorini lasts approximately 4.5 hours. The outbound and inbound flights may be shorter if the wind direction is favourable.

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