Thera travel guide

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You're Going to Love Thera

With a population of 2.376, Thera is a must-see destination in South Aegean, Greece. It is the most popular tourist destination in the country.

Where to Eat in Thera

If you’re looking for affordable options, Cacio e Pepe (25is Martiou) and Alali restaurant (Kaldera-Akrotiri) are great picks.

When to visit Thera

Thera in January
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Thera in January
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Thera


When flying to Thera, you’ll arrive at Santorini/Thira Airport (JTR), which is located 5 km from the city centre. The shortest flight to Thera from New Zealand departs from Auckland and takes around 35h 45m.


Another option to get to Thera is to pick up a car hire from Athens, which is about 230 km from Thera. You’ll find branches of Volta 4U and Alamo, among others, in Athens.

Airports near Thera

Airlines serving Thera

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British Airways
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Air France
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Austrian Airlines
Good (396 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
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Aer Lingus
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American Airlines
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Aegean Airlines
Excellent (391 reviews)
Transavia France
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Where to stay in Thera

From 5-star hotels such as the La Maltese Caldera Concept to great affordable options like the Loizos Stylish Residences, Thera offers a range of accommodations for every taste. Average rates range from around $224 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $560 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Nemesis and Plastiras Rooms.

Where to stay in popular areas of Thera

Most booked hotels in Thera

Santorini Kastelli Resort
Excellent (9.5, Excellent reviews)
Astro Palace Hotel & Suites
Excellent (9.3, Excellent reviews)
Volcano View by Caldera Collection
Excellent (9.2, Excellent reviews)
Caldera Premium Villas
Excellent (8.8, Excellent reviews)
Blue Sea Hotel
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
Afroditi Venus Beach Hotel & Spa
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)

Hiring a car in Thera

Expect to pay $3.64 per litre in Thera (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $43.58 and $58.10. The most frequently booked car type in Thera is Mini (Fiat 500 or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact car hire (Skoda Scala or similar) is, on average, 60% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

Car hire agencies in Thera


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