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. We recommend you stay at least 3 days in order to fully appreciate everything Thera has to offer.

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 November
Estimated hotel price
$53
1 night at 3-star hotel
Thera in November
Estimated hotel price
$53
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Thera

Plane

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 Australia departs from Sydney and takes around 35h 50m.

Car

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 Centauro and Autounion Car Rental, among others, in Athens.

Plane

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 Australia departs from Sydney and takes around 35h 50m.

Car

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 Centauro and Autounion Car Rental, among others, in Athens.

Airports near Thera

Airlines serving Thera

Lufthansa
Good (4,685 reviews)
SWISS
Good (956 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,653 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,565 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (484 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,604 reviews)
Air France
Good (985 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,105 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (6,028 reviews)
Finnair
Good (850 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (799 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,176 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (841 reviews)
Aer Lingus
Good (735 reviews)
Eurowings
Good (190 reviews)
Norwegian
Good (146 reviews)
easyJet
Good (1,425 reviews)
Ryanair
Good (3,396 reviews)
American Airlines
Good (5,746 reviews)
Transavia France
Good (241 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 $292 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $793 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Nemesis and Bedspot Hostel.

Where to stay in popular areas of Thera

Most booked hotels in Thera

Santorini Kastelli Resort
5 stars
Excellent (9.5, Excellent reviews)
$317+
La Perla Villas and Suites - Adults Only
5 stars
Excellent (9.5, Excellent reviews)
$835+
Volcano View Hotel Santorini
5 stars
Excellent (9.2, Excellent reviews)
$359+
Villa Livadaros
3 stars
Excellent (8.6, Excellent reviews)
$84+
Hotel Porto Perissa
3 stars
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
$101+
Hotel Perissa
2 stars
Good (6.7, Good reviews)
$65+

Hiring a car in Thera

Hiring a car in Thera costs $57 per day, on average, or $170 if you want to hire it for 3 days.

You’re likely to save money by hiring your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 12% more expensive than at Thera Santorini.

Expect to pay $3.12 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 $37.38 and $49.84. The most frequently booked car type in Thera is Intermediate (Kia Sportage or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact car hire (Peugeot 308 or similar) is, on average, 61% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

Hiring a car in Thera costs $57 per day, on average, or $170 if you want to hire it for 3 days.

You’re likely to save money by hiring your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 12% more expensive than at Thera Santorini.

Expect to pay $3.12 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 $37.38 and $49.84. The most frequently booked car type in Thera is Intermediate (Kia Sportage or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact car hire (Peugeot 308 or similar) is, on average, 61% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.