Helicopter tours in Santorini
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  • Sport level
  • Spoken languages
    English, Greek
  • Duration
    from 25 min to 1 hr
  • Opening seasons:
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Activity description

Sightseeing in Santorini can be quite exhausting, especially during the summer months, as it gets crowded and really hot! But there is an alternative: you can fly over the island and go sightseeing on a helicopter. During the helicopter tour in Santorini, you will enjoy the great views to Oia, Caldera, and the volcano while flying over the island. 

The adventure starts in the south of the island and the first thing you will see is Megalochori and the famous vineyards. Afterwards, you will enjoy the views to Nea Kameni, the volcano and the famous Caldera before going to Thirassia. Picturesque whitewashed houses with blue and yellow doors rest to be seen in the area. 

After Thirassia you will be flying towards Oia, the famous village of Santorini. Blue domed churches and colorful houses can be seen close enough from the helicopter. In certain cases, it's possible to fly a bit closer so you can capture the perfect selfie in Santorini. After a while, you will return to the basis in the south of the island.

Looking for romance? Then the sunset tour will be the perfect highlight of your trip. Enjoy the famous Santorini sunset with a helicopter tour! This is an amazing way to see Santorini and get the best views of this awesome island. 

The Helicopters

Cruising speed: 120 knots/h (275 km/h)
Range: 700 km (380 nmi) (Depending on passenger number)
Capacity: 5 passengers
Cancellation policy: 
1) Cancellation 10 days or more prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are automatically reimbursed for the full activity price

2) Cancellation between 4 and 10 days prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are entitled to a 50% reimbursement

3) 4 days or later, prior to the agreed activity starting date, is considered last-minute cancellations
→ No reimbursements will be effected


1Private 25 minutes helicopter tour
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Meeting point
Flying base near the airport, Episkopi Gonias. Instructions: You take the Eparchiaki odo Thira - Kamari, and you turn in the street next to Brasserie, Santorini Brewing company. You take it straight following the road, and turn right towards the Santorini Stone Quarry (not the church of Episkopi). Just before the Stone Quarry is the Heli Alpha Helicopter base. Get directions


Average rating
5 / 5
Very good
Santorini from above! Breathtaking!
  • 5 / 5

What an amazing experience, professional crew, great commentary and perfect to see Santorini from above.

  • 5 / 5

Nice experience, beautiful view from above!

  • 5 / 5

It was an amazing experience

Santorini by air
  • 5 / 5

Great to see santorini from the air.

Honeymoon trip
  • 5 / 5

A great exciting trip for the two of us, as a honeymoon, treat to my wife.Expensive but I wanted a private tour and didn't want to share with strangers. Tour of the island covered everything, great photos.

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