Fly Over Scenic Santorini

Santorini’s multicolored cliffs dramatically drop into the blue of the Aegean where a unique sea-drowned caldera remains.  Imagine it from the sky.

Fly above one of the most beautiful and unique island destinations in the world to see it in a new way. Santorini’s rocky terrain encircles what was left by one of the biggest volcanic eruptions in history. On those cliffs, the white Cycladic houses cascade down terraced rock.  It’s all even more magical during sunset when the orange-red glow against the landscape creates a romantic atmosphere that will have you gazing and dreaming.  There’s even more natural beauty to the island to witness from your helicopter seat including volcanic rock beaches of fantastic shades of rust red and grey black.

Book a Santorini helicopter ride and enjoy a ride over one of the world’s most beautiful destinations.  Perfect for a romantic ride for two, a memorable team event or fun family excursion.  The memories and pictures will be unlike other tours you can possibly take on the island.

Take off point is Oia’s helipad at Afalatosi area.

Directions to the heliport:

Follow the main road from Fira or Imerovigli to Oia.

Just before your entry to Oia, in the area of Perivolas, on your right hand side you will see the sign to the heliport. Turn left and the road will take you to a desalination plant. Don’t expect to see a fancy heliport; the car park area of the plant is the landing site.

Tips: Always stay clear of the helicopter to avoid the downwash. When approaching the helicopter make sure the pilot has always you in sight. Never approach the helicopter’s tail rotor and ideally wait till the helicopter shuts down.

Route 1 | Santorini Caldera Helicopter Tour 

This 15 minute Akrotiri – Caldera -Thira – Old Harbour – Oia  – Vulcano – Akrotiri Helicopter Tour is an ultimate experience. Your sightseeing flight will start from Akrotiri, a Minoan Bronze Age settlement which is known to be one of the most important prehistoric settlements in the Aegean. From the comfort of your helicopter seat you will get a bird’s eye view on one of the most photographed places in Santorini, the Caldera. You will also fly over the capital of Santorini, Fira or Thira which is located on the west coast of the island. During the day it is the cultural and commercial center of the island.

Apart from the museums, galleries and cultural events, Fira is also known for its rich choice of entertainment and dining options. You will also experience the view of the Old Harbour which is found at the bottom of the Caldera cliffs in Fira. To get here visitor can either walk the 600 steps or take the cable car. Of course a helicopter tour would guarantee an even better experience.

The highlight of this scenic flight is the magnificent view of Oia, a unique whitewashed village with its kapetanospita” (captain’s houses), chapels and “yposkafa” (houses carved in the volcanic rock). It is here that every evening, thousand of people line up to get a glimpse of the most renowned sunset! The tour ends with the view of the famous Santorini Volcano before heading back to the base in Akrotiri.

You will fly in a twin engine Airbus H-355 (5-seat capacity)

Flight duration: 15 minutes | Price: 600€ (for all five passenger on board)

Price per person 150 € (minimum four passengers on board)

Route 2 | Santorini Caldera and South Coast Helicopter Tour 

In the approximately 30 minute (Akrotiri – Caldera -Thira – Old Harbour – Vulcano – Thirasia – Oia – West Coast – Pyrgos – South Coast – Red Beach – Light House – Akrotiri) Tour you are guaranteed to see the best of Santorini. Your scenic flight will start from Akrotiri, a Minoan Bronze Age settlement which is known to be one of the most important prehistoric settlements in the Aegean. From the comfort of your helicopter seat you will get a bird’s eye view on one of the most photographed places in Santorini, the Caldera. You will also fly over the capital of Santorini, Fira or Thira which is located on the west coast of the island. During the day it is the cultural and commercial center of the island. Apart from the museums, galleries and cultural events, Fira is also known for its rich choice of entertainment and dining options. You will also experience the view of the Old Harbour which is found at the bottom of the Caldera cliffs in Fira.

Next you will fly over Thirasia which is a small island that has been formed by the volcanic activity in the recent centuries. Prepare to see the grand views over the famous Santorini Volcano. The highlight of this scenic flight is the magnificent view of Oia, a unique whitewashed village with its kapetanospita” (captain’s houses), chapels and “yposkafa” (houses carved in the volcanic rock). It is here that every evening, thousand of people line up to get a glimpse of the most renowned sunset! Flying over to the West Coast you will cross Pyrgos which is the highest point of the island, from where one can experience panoramic views all the way to Oia. Here you will find  the ruins of Kasteli Castle, one of the five ‘kastelia’ on the island of Santorini.

Towards the end of this sightseeing helicopter flight you will head towards the South Coast flying over the unique landscape of the Red Beach and finally reaching the southernmost tip of the island that houses the most visited and best known Faros Lighthouse which was manufactured in 1892, during the Ottoman ruling. This scenic flight ends at the Akrotiki.

You will fly in a twin engine Airbus H-355 (5-seat capacity)

Flight duration: 30 minutes | Price: 1.150€

Price per person 288 € (minimum four passengers on board)

Grand Sightseeing Flights from Santorini

Koufonisia – Schoinoussa – Irakleia

These three islands may be small but they stand out in the sea. The little Cycladic islands of Koufonisia, Schoinoussa and Irakleia are often called jewels of the Aegean Sea.  Located between Naxos and Amorgos these little, less-frequented islands are rare glimpses of true Greek island living.

 

Take a helicopter sightseeing flight from Santorini and fly above Koufonisia, Schoinoussa and Irakleia.

Duration: 20 minutes

Price: 1300€

Price per person 325 € (minimum four passengers on board)

 

Tour Santorini – Ios / approx. 1 hour

SANTORINI / Akrotiri – Red Beach – Caldera – Thira – Old Harbour – Oia – IOS / Manganary Bay – Kalamos – Theodhotis – Plakotos – Koumpara – Ios Chora – Milopotas Beach – SANTORINI / Thirasia – Vulcano – Akrotiri

Duration: 60 minutes

Price: 2.220€

Price per person 555 € (minimum four passengers on board)

Tour Santorini – Ios – Sikinos – Folegandros / approx. 1,5 hrs

 

SANTORINI / Akrotiri – Red Beach – Caldera – Thira – Old Harbour – Oia – IOS / Manganary Bay – Kalamos – Theodhotis – Plakotos – SIKINOS / North Coast – Sikinos – Avoladonisi – Karavos – FOLEGANDROS / Karavostasi Bay – Folegandros – Ag. Georgios – Vathi Bay – Katergo – SIKINOS / South Coast – Alopronia – IOS / Koumpara – Ios Chora – Milopotas Beach – SANTORINI / Thirasia – Vulcano – Akrotiri

Duration: 90 minutes

Price: 3.310€

Price per person 828 € (minimum four passengers on board)

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