- €35 from 5:00 am to midnight
- €50 from midnight to 5:00 am
Do take note that the charge/fare is determined by the time of arrival at the destination and includes all applicable surcharges and extras.
There are many taxis (in yellow) in Athens city
Ryanair Night Flight From Athens (ATH) To Santorini (JTR)
Of all the airlines I surveyed, Ryanair offers the cheapest flights from Athens to Santorini, especially if the tickets are bought several months in advance. For the record, our flight tickets to Santorini costs €138 (including VAT 23%) for two, with no checked baggage.
Do take note that Ryanair is extremely strict with their carry on and cabin bags allowance. Any bags that exceed the dimensions given will be charged a hefty €50 fee, whereas online checked baggage only cost €15 for a bag below 30kg! Be sure to measure your luggage bag and online checked baggage if it exceeds the required dimensions to save your euros! I warned you!
Checking-in was a breezy affair, so was the time when it comes to board the plane from our designated terminal. Do take note that there are no announcements for Ryanair departures at Athens International Airport, so pay attention to the live departure board and make your way to the correct boarding terminal to avoid missing your flight.
Ryanair strict baggage allowance policy
Boarding the plane to Santorini (JTR) at Athens International Airport (ATH)
Ryanair night flight from Athens to Santorini (Thira)
Good bye, Athens International Airport!
The view of Santorini island at night
Hello, Santorini National Airport!
After spending about 40 minutes on the plane, we arrived safely at Santorini National Airport. The airport was rather quiet, small, but operational. From the airport, we made our way out to the main street and spotted a local bus waiting at the bus stop located on the left, several metres away.
We boarded the bus to the central bus station in Fira
. The journey took about 20 minutes. Fyi, the last bus from Santorini National Airport to Fira is 7.10pm
. In fact, the last bus for most of the destinations in Santorini
was about the same time, around 7pm. For the accurate time, kindly check the timetables at this website: http://www.ktel-santorini.gr
It was dark by the time we arrived in Fira
and there was no bus to Oia after 6.30pm
, so we had to spend the night at Fira
. We took the opportunity to explore the town and had our dinner at a Chinese restaurant located just down the road. A plate of egg fried rice, curry fried rice and two bottles of mineral water was €18
Initially, we wanted to spend the night at the bus station, but the presence of rowdy youths racing and on the streets with their noisy ATVs
turned us off. We feared for our safety as well as those youths looked rather mischievous. They are like the pesky “Mat Rempits”
we have back in Malaysia. Thus, we decided to stay at the nearest decent hotel that we could find that happens to be Central Fira Hotel
A Skyserve bus waiting to transfer passengers from the plane to the airport, Santorini
Santorini National Airport
Food and souvenirs on sale at Santorini National Airport
A sign displaying the local buses timetables at Santorini National Airport
The local bus from Santorini National Airport to Fira
Fira central bus station in Santorini at night
Fira town at night, Santorini
Greek and Chinese restaurants in Fira town
This plate of egg fried rice in a Chinese restaurant at Fira town costs €8!
Up next: My review of our double deluxe room at Central Hotel Fira, Santorini