Santorini is the supermodel of the Greek Islands.
Approximate flight time: 4 hours 10 minutes (total distance 2490 miles)
No of flights per week: 2
Airlines that fly direct: Jet2.com & TUI
No. of Airports in Warsaw: Santorini Airport
Seasons: High = May - September; Low = November - March
Currency: Euro (€)
Departing from Birmingham Airport
Book your flight to Santorini from Birmingham Airport for great shops, bars and restaurants before you board.
Located in the Midlands and boasting great transport links, Birmingham Airport is easy to get to from all over the UK. If you want to travel by public transport, you will find bus and coach services running directly to the airport. Trains will take you to Birmingham International train station, which is connected to the terminal by a free and frequent Air-Rail link with a travel time of just minutes.
Those driving to the airport will find a choice of seven car parks, which are all easily accessible from the terminal by foot or via the free courtesy shuttle bus. Book a parking space online in advance or maybe at the same time pre-book entry into one of our five airport lounges, which offer complimentary food and drinks and unlimited WiFi.
If you want to eat before you board, we have a fantastic selection of cafés, bars and restaurants for you to choose from. Frankie & Benny’s and Giraffe both do great kids’ menus for those travelling with children. Wetherspoon offer a varied menu including some great drink deals. If you’d like a coffee and a croissant, pick from Costa, Caffé Nero and Pret a Manger.
Once you’ve eaten, why not browse the shops? Grab a book and sweets for the plane from WHSmith and relax in one of our spacious seating areas. Discover great deals at World Duty Free and Rituals, or browse fashion stores like Kurt Geiger, and delve into Boots for essentials, we’ve got everything you could need before you fly.
Need some currency? Then head over to our Travelex stores conveniently located in the Arrivals area of the terminal building and Departures Lounge. Whether you’re looking to top up your Euros before you fly, or withdraw a few UK pounds for your return, they'll be able to sort out your travel money. If you prefer, you can pre-order your currency and get next day collection if you order before 3pm at Birmingham Airport.
Arriving at Santorini Airport
Santorini Airport is one of the biggest and busiest airports in Greece. It’s well connected with other major Greek cities and islands, as well as with major European capitals and cities, via charter flights.
There are several ways you can transfer from the airport to the city centre. The airport bus stop is located outside the terminal building and buses to the city are frequent. You can buy your ticket directly from the driver with Euros. Journey time is around 35 minutes. If you are staying in the Old Town, it’s a 5-minute walk from where you will be dropped in the centre.
If you’d prefer to take a taxi, you will find a taxi rank at Arrivals. Alternatively, you could hire a car for your stay.
Alternatively, pre-book your transfer with HolidayTaxis and avoid the queues when you arrive.
What to expect in Santorini
The largest and most historically important of the Cyclades group of islands, Santorini offers an abundance of beaches, wooded valleys and ancient history. Whether you’re here on a culture-vulture journey through past civilisations, or simply for some laidback beach time, buzzing nightlife, or diving in crystal-clear waters, you’ll find it all in Santorini.
Greek is the main language spoken in Santorini, but most locals speak English very well. Learning a few words in their native language will always be appreciated, though.
Santorini enjoys a Mediterranean climate, with hot, sunny summers and mild, rainy winters. The daily average temperature ranges from 12 °C in January and February to 27 °C in August.
Culture in Santorini
One of the best-preserved medieval settlements in the world, the atmospheric Old Town of Santorini has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the city’s main attractions. Here you will discover a maze of cobbled streets that will transport you back to the days of the Byzantine Empire and beyond – every stone tells a story.
Discover the city’s history at one of the popular museums. The Archaeological Museum and Museum of Modern Greek Art are popular among locals and tourists. Head south from Santorini to the picture-perfect town of Lindos, capped by an ancient Acropolis, and sugar-cube houses that spill down to a turquoise bay.
Greek food is some of the freshest and most flavoursome of all cuisines, and you can sample the best of it in Santorini. Nibble on their delicious appetizers such as pitaroudia (fried chickpea-balls with chopped mint, onions and tomato), zucchini-balls and stuffed cyclamen leaves with lentils.