Santorini Thira National Airport JTR
- also known as 'Thira Airport' - serves the Greek island of Santorini (part of the Cyclades Islands situated in the Aegean Sea), and known for its white-washed traditional houses of its villages situated on top of 300 meter cliffs, with a panoramic view of the volcano submerged below. Santorini's black sandy beaches, its archeological sites and its spectacular sundowns draw thousands of visitors each year.
JTR Airport is located north of the village of Kamari, next to the Monolithos area, and 6 km southeast of Fira, the capital of the island of Santorini.
With about 1M passengers a year, Santorini Airport is served by domestic airlines within Greece, and by European charters. However, do to short runway restrictions, the airport can only serve six airplanes simultaneously. (Since Olympic Air & Aegean Airlines merged, there is still no new airline name).
While Santorini is fully open during the summer season - For Santorini terminal openings during the winter season open http://www.ypa.gr/userfiles/fa3cb89c-ac1a-4d4b-99ab-a34f011804e1/OPERATINGHOURS.pdf. (go to number 33).
The small passenger terminal at Santorini Thira Airport
has an area for light refreshments/bars, a duty-free shop (tel. +30 22860 34194), a jewelry shop, an ATM machine, travel agents, an information desk tel. (+30 22860 28400), and rental car desks.
A KTEL Bus into town runs every 15 minutes and takes about 15 minutes. (tel. +30 22860 22860 /22555)
For VIP services call +30 22860-2843.
For Customs call +30 22860-28420; /fax 22230;
For Police call +30 22860-28451.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: As of April 2017, Fraport Greece is the new concessionaire of 14 Greek regional airports, having obtained a long-term management and development contract for the following Greek airports: Kavala, Thessaloniki, Kerkyra/ Corfu, Chania/ Crete, Kefalonia, Kos, Mytilene/ Levos, Mykonos, Rhodes, Samos, Santorini, Skiathos and Zakynthos.
Furthermore, Fraport Greece signed an agreement with the Greek engineering & construction company Intrakat for the renovation, expansion and building of new facilities at these airports, inculding five new passenger terminals.