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 4 days in order to fully appreciate everything Thera has to offer.

Where to Eat in Thera

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

When to visit Thera

Thera in February
Estimated flight+hotel price
£299
2 travellers
Flight to Thera
3 nights at hotel
Thera in February
Estimated flight+hotel price
£299
2 travellers
Flight to Thera
3 nights at hotel

How to Get to Thera

Plane

When flying to Thera, you’ll arrive at Santorini/Thira Airport (JTR), which is located 3 miles from the city centre. The shortest flight to Thera from the United Kingdom departs from London and takes around 4h.

Car

Another option to get to Thera is to pick up a car hire from Rhodes, which is about 155 miles from Thera. You’ll find branches of AbbyCar Car Rentals and Europcar, among others, in Rhodes.

Plane

When flying to Thera, you’ll arrive at Santorini/Thira Airport (JTR), which is located 3 miles from the city centre. The shortest flight to Thera from the United Kingdom departs from London and takes around 4h.

Car

Another option to get to Thera is to pick up a car hire from Rhodes, which is about 155 miles from Thera. You’ll find branches of AbbyCar Car Rentals and Europcar, among others, in Rhodes.

Airports near Thera

Airlines serving Thera

Lufthansa
Good (4,683 reviews)
SWISS
Good (943 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,741 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,448 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (474 reviews)
Air France
Good (975 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,602 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,099 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (6,205 reviews)
Finnair
Good (773 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (784 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,173 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (849 reviews)
Aer Lingus
Good (686 reviews)
Eurowings
Good (181 reviews)
Norwegian
Good (149 reviews)
easyJet
Good (1,402 reviews)
Ryanair
Good (3,344 reviews)
Transavia France
Good (242 reviews)
Vueling
Good (772 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 Villa Irini Fira - Adults Only, Thera offers a range of accommodations for every taste. Average rates range from around £117 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to £380 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Plastiras Rooms and Anemomilos Villa.

Where to stay in popular areas of Thera

Most booked hotels in Thera

Santorini Kastelli Resort
5 stars
Excellent (9.5, Excellent reviews)
£171+
La Perla Villas and Suites - Adults Only
5 stars
Excellent (9.5, Excellent reviews)
£406+
Astro Palace Hotel & Suites
5 stars
Excellent (9.3, Excellent reviews)
£193+
Volcano View Hotel Santorini
5 stars
Excellent (9.2, Excellent reviews)
£196+
Pegasus Suites & Spa
5 stars
Excellent (9, Excellent reviews)
£253+
Costa Grand Resort & Spa
5 stars
Excellent (8.9, Excellent reviews)
£175+

Hiring a car in Thera

Hiring a car in Thera costs £29 per day, on average, or £115 if you want to hire it for 4 days.

You’re likely to save money by hiring your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 7% more expensive than at Thera Santorini.

Expect to pay £1.59 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 £19.06 and £25.41. The most frequently booked car type in Thera is Mini (Toyota Aygo or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy car hire (Class Economy Car or similar) is, on average, 69% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

Hiring a car in Thera costs £29 per day, on average, or £115 if you want to hire it for 4 days.

You’re likely to save money by hiring your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 7% more expensive than at Thera Santorini.

Expect to pay £1.59 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 £19.06 and £25.41. The most frequently booked car type in Thera is Mini (Toyota Aygo or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy car hire (Class Economy Car or similar) is, on average, 69% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

Car hire agencies in Thera

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