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October 2018

Fly to Santorini with NetJets

Santorini: the spectacular Greek island that should be on your radar
Over 3,500 years ago a blistering volcanic explosion created the island of Santorini, complete with dizzying cliffs and striking black-sand beaches. Fast forward to the present and Santorini is one of the most popular of all the Greek islands, famous for its picture-perfect white-washed villages elegantly perched on dramatic clifftops, rich soils yielding delicious, fresh produce, and stunning sunsets.  

There is plenty to do on the island. Stay in one of the incredible hotels balanced on the hillsides and overlooking Firostefani, Fira, Imerovigli or Oia for some of the best views of the sunset on the island. Hire a yacht and visit the smoking crater of Nea Kameni and the hot springs at Palia Kameni, visit the numerous beaches or simply admire the breath-taking views.
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Santorini: Fast facts

  • Santorini is in the southern Aegean Sea, about 200km southeast of Greece's mainland. The largest island of a small, circular archipelago, it was formed during an enormous volcanic eruption that created the current geological caldera. The archipelago, also named Santorini, is made up of the inhabited islands of Santorini and Therasia and the uninhabited islands of Nea Kameni, Palaia Kameni, Aspronisi, and Christiana.
  • With temperatures in on the island reaching highs of 29°C in July and August, it is the ideal summer destination. The weather remains extremely pleasant throughout the spring and autumn, dropping to lows of 10°C in January.
  • Santorini’s population was set at 15,550 at the last count, and Greek is the main language spoken, although English is common due to the abundance of tourism.

Why go to Santorini?

Incredible historical sites

One of the most significant archaeological sites in the Cyclades is the buried city of Akrotiri. Once one of the Aegean’s most noteworthy cities, it was destroyed in a volcanic eruption in the 17th century BC. Similar to Pompeii, the city was perfectly preserved in the volcanic material leaving behind a fascinating glimpse into the life and times of the ancient island.

Nea Kameni island, housed in the middle of the caldera, is shrouded in mystery, rumoured to be the site of the lost city of Atlantis. Hire a boat and visit the volcanic crater for a fascinating tour.

Picture-perfect villages

Santorini has a host of charming, picturesque villages to explore and embrace. One of the most popular is Oia with its stunning domed churches and fiery sunsets. Fira, the island’s capital, is also worth a visit, boasting a large number of amazing restaurants, trendy bars, and independent stores.

Glorious beaches

While Monolithos and Kamari are the most popular with tourists, it is the lesser known beaches on the surrounding islands of Thirassia, Palea Kameni and Nea Kameni that are the real draws. Hire a yacht and spend your trip travelling from one to the other, enjoying the crystal-clear water along the way.

Delicious local produce

With nutrient-rich volcanic soil, the produce grown on Santorini is some of the nation’s finest. Included in Santorini’s specialties are its famous sun-dried cherry tomatoes, capers, fava beans, and white eggplant. With a thriving foodie scene, Santorini’s chefs use these delicious local products to push the boundaries and create modern twists on traditional Greek recipes.

The rich soil is also perfectly suited to growing grapes, and the island produces some of the best wines in Greece. Try them for yourself with a private tour of the wineries.

When to go to Santorini

The best time to visit the island is the late spring around May/June before the crowds have descended and the weather has become too hot; this is also when the best produce is coming into season. Early autumn also comes recommended, when the crowds have departed and the sea is at its warmest.

Private jet hire to Santorini: Why choose NetJets?

The main airport serving Santorini is located around six kilometres southeast of downtown Thira.

Avoid any uncertainty or stress, be it from airline delays, congestion or long queues, by flying with NetJets. As we make use of Santorini Airport’s dedicated private jet terminal, the entire transit process could not be quicker or more efficient; you only need arrive at the airport 15 minutes before you take to the skies.

With a world-class fleet at your demand, perfectly suited for business travel or leisure, our exceptional service will deliver you from your front-door to the beach with nothing but luxury in between. Requiring as little as 10 hours’ notice to organise your jet, we offer you ultimate control and flexibility, providing the service you need exactly when you need it.