Car hire Santorini Airport - rent a car Greece
Santorini Airport – JTR is the main gateway to the island of Santorini in the Aegean Sea, southeast of mainland Greece. Santorini is one of the most popular tourist destinations within the Greek Cyclades.
Being the largest airport of the area, Santorini Airport is also the first stop to many tourists travelling to other islands of the Cyclade by ferries available from Santorini port.
Those who stay for holiday in Santorini, can count on a good selection of Santorini Airport car hire services.
Please, note that car hire is also available in other locations on the island, including Thira city center and Santorini ferry port.
Car hire companies at Santorini (Thira) Airport
Santorini Airport is frequently referred to as Thira Airport, as it is located in a short, approx. 3 miles distance, from the island’s capital, Thira.
Major car hire companies, such as Avis Rent a Car, Europcar Santorini, Hertz and Budget Rent a Car Greece are present at Santorini Airport. Greek car hire is represented by the popular local rent a car brand, Auto Union.
Also, many other Santorini car hire agencies, without offices at the airport deliver rental vehicles to Santorini airport upon client's arrival.
With an online search engine of car hire offers, such as Cartrawler, you can compare Santorini car hire rates from different suppliers at Santorini Airport, as well as in other Santorini locations.
Rates for Santorini car hire
Usually the best Santorini car hire offers are found on the internet.
Out of the high tourist season in Santorini, it is possible to find the cheapest rental cars with prices starting from £ 75-80 for a week of Santorini car hire. Be aware, though, that Santorini car hire rates increase considerably as the high tourist season approach, for which it is always a good idea to book early.
Santorini car hire offers an interesting choice of rental car classes, including a range of cabriolets (for example Peugeot 206 CC/207 CC or the larger Renault Megane CC/Peugeot 308 CC, or similar).
Large people carriers are a popular option among bigger groups of travellers to Santorini. A full size 9-seater, such as Mercedes Vito, or similar can be found with prices starting from around £ 300 for a week of Santorini car hire.
Santorini Airport routes – fly from UK to Santorini
Santorini is mostly a summer destination and the great majority of international routes at Santorin Airport are seasonal. Direct flights from the UK to Santorini are available in the summer from two major charter carriers Thomson Airways (departures from London-Gatwick) and Thomas Cook Airlines (London-Gatwick and Manchester).
Cheap flights to Santorini Airport by the low-cost airline Easyjet depart from London-Gatwick and Manchester.
On domestic routes, Santorini Airport is well connected to Athens, with daily flights by Olympic Air and Aegean Airlines. Other popular Greek holiday destinations with flights to Santorini include Thessalonica, Heraklion, Mykonos and Rhodes. Those, however, are available in the summer only.