Santorini is a volcanic island in the Cyclades group in the Southern Aegean Sea. Santorini is gaining popularity worldwide due to its special volcanic features and its traditional Cycladic character. Santorini has previously been ranked as one of the world's top islands and holiday destinations.

Facts about Santorini

Santorini’s official name is Thira.

Santorini was named by the Latin Empire in the thirteenth century, and is a reference to Saint Irene, from the name of the old cathedral. Before it was called Santorini, the island was known as Kalliste, meaning “the most beautiful one”.

The island is the site of one of the largest volcanic eruptions in recorded history: the Minoan eruption, in 1674 BC.

Due to its volcanic past, Santorini has white, black and red beaches.

Famous for

  • The landscape & seascape of the island itself
  • Stunning sunsets from Oia town
  • Active volcano
  • Vineyards
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Fava
  • White eggplant

Facts and Figures about Santorini Airport

Santorini is the southernmost member of the Cyclades that offers connections to international and domestic destinations. 

The catchment area of Santorini Airport includes Santorini and Theresia.

Passengers 2015: 1.5 million
Aircraft Movements 2015: 12,100
Terminals: 1
Runways: 1

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