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 one of the most popular cities to visit in the country.

Where to Eat in Thera

If you’re looking for affordable options, Cacio e Pepe (25is Martiou) and Ifestioni Restaurant (Aressana Spa Hotel & Suites) are great picks.

When to visit Thera

Thera in December
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Thera in December
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
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How to Get to Thera


When flying to Thera, you’ll arrive at Santorini/Thira Airport (JTR), which is located 3 miles from the city center. The shortest flight to Thera from the United States departs from Fort Lauderdale and takes around 14h 40m.


Another option to get to Thera is to pick up a car rental from Athens, which is about 143 miles from Thera. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and Centauro, among others, in Athens.

Airports near Thera

Airlines serving Thera

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British Airways
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Air France
Good (512 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (310 reviews)
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Scandinavian Airlines
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Aer Lingus
Good (496 reviews)
Air Europa
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American Airlines
Good (4,810 reviews)
Transavia France
Good (112 reviews)
Aegean Airlines
Excellent (221 reviews)
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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 $144 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $383 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Nemesis and Hotel Santorini.

Where to stay in popular areas of Thera

Most booked hotels in Thera

Villa Manos
Excellent (9.4, 594 reviews)
Lilium Hotel
Excellent (9.4, 506 reviews)
Athina Luxury Suites
Excellent (9.3, 456 reviews)
Volcano View Hotel
Excellent (9.2, 399 reviews)
Astro Palace Hotel & Spa
Excellent (9.2, 387 reviews)
Deluxe Hotel Santorini
Excellent (8.4, 1047 reviews)
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Renting a car in Thera

You’re likely to save money by renting your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 5% more expensive than at Thera Santorini.

Expect to pay $7.72 per gallon in Thera (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $92.67 and $123.56. 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 rental cars (Nissan Pulsar or similar) are, on average, 63% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.

Car rental agencies in Thera


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