Sunset helicopter tour over Santorini – Robinson R44 sightseeing flight

from/per group 850
  • Aerial excursions
  • 20 minutes
  • Helicopter tour
  • Private tour
  • Sunset

Helicopter in Santorini: a small Robinson R44
"All of Santorini" helicopter tour itinerary: twenty-minute flight over the island and the caldera
Helicopter in Santorini: a small Robinson R44
One minute before takeoff: view from the cockpit of a Robinson R44 helicopter, Santorini, Greece
A helicopter tour in Santorini is a completely different way to see our island.
Air tour: helicopter flight over the volcano during sunset, Santorini, Greece
Helicopter flight to Santorini during sunset: Skaros Rock and Imerovigli village at sunset, Greece
Helicopter flight over the caldera of Santorini, Greece
Meeting the sunset during a helicopter flight in Santorini, Greece
Sunset meeting during the helicopter flight in Santorini: flight to Oia along the rocky western coast of the island
Sunset meeting during the helicopter flight in Santorini: flying along the rocky western coast of the island
Aerial excursions in Santorini: helicopter flight over the caldera of the volcano caldera
Santorini helicopter excursion: flying over the caldera of the volcano at sunset
Meeting the sunset during a helicopter flight in Santorini, Greece
Helicopter sightseeing tour: the sun is setting in Santorini, time to return to the base!
Helicopter in Santorini: Robinson R44 before sunset flight

Excursion details

On this aerial sightseeing tour in Santorini, you can try two of the most powerful experiences at the same time.

First, you will see Santorini from a helicopter, you will see the vertical black rocks of the caldera from the once large volcano, on the steep edges of which are now the snow-white towns of Fira and Firostefani, Imerovigli and Oia.

Secondly, it will all be happening as the scarlet sun is retreating over the endless sea horizon. Isn’t that beautiful? Absolutely beautiful! It’s just a completely different experience that can only be had while flying.

This is the basic route over the island and the volcano caldera, which lasts 20 minutes. During the helicopter flight you will see all the key sights of Santorini:

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

The schematic route of this evening aerial tour is shown on the map in the slideshow of photos above. Depending on the season, the sunset occurs at different times. For example, the approximate time of sunset in Santorini this week is 20:38.

The takeoff and landing takes place in the central part of the island, where the helipad is located, but the route will go not only over the island, but more along it – over the caldera of the volcano.

On this aerial tour we offer a small, bright and beautiful Robinson R44 helicopter to fly over the caldera of Santorini volcano in the evening. It is a compact helicopter, which, however, accommodates three passengers in addition to the pilot.

In this helicopter, the seats are arranged in pairs, with the pilot in the first row on the right and the first passenger on his left. Two more passenger seats are located in the second row.

There is a lot of noise in the helicopter cabin during the flight, so the cabin is equipped with special headsets (headphones + microphone) for all participants during the tour. You will be able to talk to each other and to the pilot.

The Robinson R44 is a very small helicopter and most of its cabin is glazed, with the largest windows at the front and smaller windows on the sides. With either seating arrangement in the cabin, all passengers will be at the windows. If you plan to take lots of photos during your Santorini helicopter tour, we suggest you take a seat next to the pilot – the view will be almost panoramic!


Price of sunset helicopter flight over Santorini: 20-minute sightseeing ride in a Robinson R44 helicopter in the evening

In 2024 the price of a twenty-minute sunset helicopter sightseeing tour in a Robinson R44 is 850 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! We can arrange it! First of all, check out a sightseeing tour in a similar Robinson R44 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.

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

You can book a 20-minute sunset sightseeing helicopter tour over Santorini in a Robinson R44 helicopter online (s (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 sunset helicopter flight over Santorini for 20 minutes in a Robinson R44 helicopter

In 2024, a twenty-minute sunset aerial tour in a Robinson R44 helicopter takes place from 20/05 to 10/10. Available days – daily.

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 pilot;
  • Passenger capacity: 3;
  • Length: 12 metres;
  • Height: 3 metres;
  • Diameter of main rotor: 10 metres;
  • Maximum speed: 240 km/h;
  • Maximum distance: 650 km.

In good windless weather the Robinson R44 is stable and you are unlikely to experience any rocking. In windy conditions, the helicopter may shake or vibrate on take-off and landing, but in flight it behaves smoothly.

Sometimes there are noticeable winds on our island, so take o note of the larger six-seater helicopter. It is much more stable throughout the flight, even in strong winds, and is used for the exact same aerial tour too.

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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