Helicopter tour over Santorini – Airbus AS 355N sightseeing flight

from/per group 1050
  • Aerial excursions
  • 20 minutes
  • Helicopter tour
  • Private tour

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Sunset meeting during the helicopter flight in Santorini: flying along the rocky western coast of the island

Excursion details

Take off in the very center of the island, fly over snow-white villages and blue domes of Santorini churches, fly over the volcano caldera and see the island from the top. It’s a great experience and dozens of moments for interesting and memorable photos and videos!

The aerial sightseeing tour follows the main route. It includes the key sights of our island that you can see from the air. The helicopter tour lasts 20 minutes, and during this flight you will see:

  • Vothonas village;
  • Pyrgos village;
  • Thira;
  • Imerovigli;
  • Oia;
  • The caldera of Santorini;
  • Akrotiri peninsula;
  • Red beach;
  • Old venetian lighthouse;
  • The islands of Nea Kameni and Palea Kameni.

The schematic route of this helicopter tour is shown on the map in the photo slideshow above.

On this aerial sightseeing tour we offer a twin-engine Airbus AS 355N helicopter to fly over the caldera of Santorini volcano. It is a rather large helicopter with a spacious comfortable cabin and large windows. In addition to the pilot, the helicopter can comfortably accommodate five passengers – perfect for large families and groups of friends!

The passenger seats in this helicopter are arranged in two rows. One passenger can take a seat in front next to the pilot and four other passengers are seated in the second row at the rear – each on a separate large seat. The second row seats are slightly higher than the first row, so the view can be either through the windscreen or through the side windows of the helicopter.

During the helicopter tour you can communicate with each other and with the pilot using a special headset – headphones with a microphone. The helicopter cabin is equipped with special headsets for all participants of the flight.

In the front part of the helicopter there are large panoramic windows. A remarkable feature of the Airbus AS 355N helicopter is the partial glazing of the floor: it has non-opening windows located at the bottom at the feet of the pilot and the passenger sitting next to him. Through these windows you can look or photograph vertically downwards. The feeling of flight is enhanced by the windows, as you can see the landscape of the island and the surface of the sea in the volcano’s caldera right beneath your feet.

The side doors also have windows that give you the widest possible view if you sit in the second row. The two windows in each door can at some point give you the impression that you are flying yourself. This is especially exciting when the helicopter tilts and you see the sea or the vertical cliffs of Santorini directly below you.

If you plan to take photos or record videos during your helicopter tour in Santorini, we suggest you take a seat next to the pilot: the panoramic windows and floor glazing will help you take even more interesting shots.


Price of helicopter flight over Santorini: 20-minute sightseeing ride in an Airbus AS 355N helicopter

In 2024 the price of a twenty-minute aerial sightseeing tour in an Airbus AS 355N helicopter is 1050 euro. This is the price for a helicopter ride (private flight) and it does not depend on the number of people in your group.

  • Helicopter hire and sightseeing flight over Santorini for 20 minutes;
  • Insurance coverage for all participants;
  • Pilot services;
  • Fuel surcharge.

  • No mandatory additional costs;
  • Transfer from your hotel to the helicopter landing area and back – if necessary. We can additionally organize a transfer for you with suitable economy or premium cars, as well as minibuses;
  • If you wish to change your helicopter’s takeoff or landing location (for example, to use the helipad in your hotel or at the airport), a surcharge may apply. Santorini Airport and some hotels on our island ask for an additional fee for the use of their infrastructures. This information can be discussed and clarified with our managers.

We can arrange it! First of all, check out a sightseeing tour in a similar Airbus AS 355N helicopter, but with one and a half times longer route.

Travelling with a large family or group? Contact us in advance and we will do our best to give you the most favourable offer.

We can arrange it! First of all, check out a sightseeing tour with a similar route, but on a small four-seat helicopter.

Sometimes there are discounts on this trip and it is sold cheaper for our subscribers – follow us on Instagram!

You can book a 20-minute sightseeing helicopter tour to fly over Santorini in an Airbus AS 355N helicopter online (see “How to book excursions in Santorini”).

Please note that in order to process documents for an aerial excursion over Santorini, our managers will need some additional information about all participants: name and surname (as in the passport or ID), passport or ID number, date of birth, citizenship and weight. If you already have this information, you can write it in the comments field when placing an order. Also don’t forget to take your passports or ID with you – we can check them before boarding the helicopter.


Available dates for the helicopter flight over Santorini for 20 minutes in an Airbus AS 355N helicopter

In 2024, a twenty-minute aerial tour in an Airbus AS 355N helicopter takes place from 20/05 to 10/10. Available days – on a daily basis.

Please note that the tour schedule is subject to change. Changes are extremely rare and usually associated with weather conditions on the island or in the sea. For example, it can be a strong wind, thunderstorm, rain or other force majeure situations. We always try to inform in advance about all changes.

Helicopter tours in Santorini are very popular – sometimes flight bookings start weeks or even months in advance. Please take this into account when planning your holiday on our island.


Important details

Please read Cancellation and Refund policy.

In case there are less than 24 hours left before the aerial trip, please book only after agreeing with the manager on availability.

Please note that in order to process documents for an aerial excursion over Santorini, our managers will need some additional information about all participants: name and surname (as in the passport or ID), passport or ID number, date of birth, citizenship and weight. If you already have this information, you can write it in the comments field when placing an order.

You will receive your tickets by email or WhatsApp – whichever is more convenient for you.

Please keep all documents and tickets until the end of the aerial tour!

The Santorini helicopter tour does not include transfers from and to hotels and villas – you can drive to the helipad if you have a rental car. If you wish, we can additionally organize a transfer for you by any type of transport (car or minibus of economy or premium class). Please let us know in advance.

Passport or ID (original or at least a photo on your phone or tablet). Before boarding the helicopter, we can check your documents.

If there is a possibility of motion sickness in transport, then we recommend taking the appropriate pills.

There are no limitations on participation in this aerial tour. If there is a possibility of motion sickness, then we recommend taking the appropriate pills.

Please note that some companies calculate the flight time from the moment the helicopter engine starts until it is switched off. On average these processes take about 7-10 minutes, so the actual flight time may be less than stated. This is not our practice.

When you book a helicopter flight in Santorini with us, the actual flight time is what you have paid for – from take off to landing. All technical procedures are considered outside the time of your flight, do not take up your time and are free of charge to you.

There are few seats in helicopters, so there are usually just the pilot and you in the cabin. If you wish (and there will be one free seat in the helicopter), then for an additional fee we can offer you a guide who will tell you all the information about the sights during the helicopter aerial tour over Santorini.

Helicopters don’t have a lot of seats, so it’s usually just the pilot and you in the cabin. If you wish (and there will be one free seat in the helicopter), then for an additional fee we can offer you a professional photographer who will take pictures for you both in flight and when boarding the helicopter.

All helicopters for sightseeing flights in Santorini are provided and maintained by an Austrian company which has been in the passenger transport business for decades.

All pilots have years of experience both on islands and offshore as well as in mountainous terrain.

Your safety is guaranteed by an experienced team with a very attentive attitude from weather monitoring to helicopter fleet control and maintenance.

  • Crew: 1 or 2 pilots;
  • Passenger capacity: 4 or 5 passengers;
  • Length: 13 metres;
  • Height: 3 metres;
  • Diameter of main rotor: 11 metres;
  • Maximum speed: 290 km/h;
  • Maximum distance: 660 km.

The Airbus AS 355N is a very stable helicopter with two powerful engines. Even strong gusts of wind will not cause any serious rocking. In windy conditions the helicopter may shake or vibrate slightly on take-off and landing, but during the flight it behaves absolutely smoothly.

Our team keeps a very close eye on the weather conditions on the island. If the weather is unsuitable for your helicopter flight in Santorini, we will inform you, cancel your flight and reschedule your aerial excursion to a suitable date and time with better weather conditions. If, however, the weather does not improve, we will refund you fully.

Yes, of course. If your hotel has its own helipad, then (for a fee, usually due to hotel policy) our helicopters can land there. However, this is dependent on the hotel and in our experience it is not always available at all times: some hotels do not always maintain their helipads, some hotels do not allow helicopters to land or take off from their helipads at certain times, e.g. early in the morning or late in the evening, etc. You can contact our managers for such details and they will be happy to help arrange everything.


Schedule

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday

The following is an approximate schedule. The order is a request for the desired departure time. The exact time will be specified in the information provided with your order.

Flight schedule
20 minutesTotal duration of the helicopter tour over Santorini
3 minutesFlying along the caldera cliffs above Thira and north to the village of Oia
2 minutesFlying over the village of Oia. Turn to the south
10 minutesFlying south over the volcano and the island of Nea Kameni
2 minutesTurning north over the Red Beach
3 minutesFlying over the Akrotiri Peninsula and returning to the helipad

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