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, Lauda Restaurant Oia (Nikolaou Nomikou Oia) and Ombra at Esperas Santorini Hotel (Oia) are great picks.

When to visit Thera

Thera in March
Estimated hotel price
C$ 54
1 night at 3-star hotel
Thera in March
Estimated hotel price
C$ 54
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 3 miles from the city centre The shortest flight to Thera from Canada departs from Toronto and takes around 12h 30m.

Car

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 Centauro and GREEN MOTION , among others, in Athens.

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 Canada departs from Toronto and takes around 12h 30m.

Car

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 Centauro and GREEN MOTION , among others, in Athens.

Airports near Thera

Airlines serving Thera

Lufthansa
Good (4,666 reviews)
SWISS
Good (940 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,541 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,618 reviews)
Air France
Good (983 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,584 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (484 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,120 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (5,863 reviews)
Finnair
Good (871 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (827 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (833 reviews)
Aer Lingus
Good (773 reviews)
easyJet
Good (1,444 reviews)
Eurowings
Good (194 reviews)
Norwegian
Excellent (146 reviews)
Ryanair
Good (3,431 reviews)
Transavia France
Good (237 reviews)
American Airlines
Good (5,794 reviews)
Vueling
Good (813 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 C$ 184 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to C$ 653 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)
C$ 215+
Villa Manos
4 stars
Excellent (9.5, Excellent reviews)
C$ 99+
La Perla Villas
5 stars
Excellent (9.5, Excellent reviews)
C$ 643+
Volcano View Hotel Santorini
5 stars
Excellent (9.2, Excellent reviews)
C$ 285+
Caldera Premium Villas
4 stars
Excellent (8.7, Excellent reviews)
C$ 317+
Villa Livadaros
3 stars
Excellent (8.5, Excellent reviews)
C$ 58+

Renting a car in Thera

Renting a car in Thera costs C$ 46 per day, on average, or C$ 185 if you want to rent it for 4 days.

You’re likely to save money by renting your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 1% more expensive than at Thera Santorini.

Expect to pay C$ 2.89 per litre in Thera (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 34.66 and C$ 46.22. The most frequently booked car type in Thera is Standard (Class Convertible or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Mini rental cars (Kia Picanto or similar) are, on average, 70% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.

Renting a car in Thera costs C$ 46 per day, on average, or C$ 185 if you want to rent it for 4 days.

You’re likely to save money by renting your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 1% more expensive than at Thera Santorini.

Expect to pay C$ 2.89 per litre in Thera (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 34.66 and C$ 46.22. The most frequently booked car type in Thera is Standard (Class Convertible or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Mini rental cars (Kia Picanto or similar) are, on average, 70% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.

Car rental agencies in Thera

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