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Car hire types available at Santorini Airport

At Centauro Rent a Car we offer a wide selection of cars available to hire at Santorini which is renewed yearly.

Our range of cars at Santorini includes economical, family, convertibles, automatics, vans, minibuses…

 

How to locate the Centauro Rent a Car car hire office at Santorini Airport

If you have a mobile with connection to internet, the best option is to use Google maps to give you direct instructions from your location.

However, on this page you can download a map with instructions for collection and return of your Hire car.

 

Address

Mesaria 847 00

Opening hours and contact

From 30th April to 31st October

From monday to sunday de 07:00 a 23:00

(+30) 21 119 853 10

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GPS Coordinates

Latitude: 36°24'02.0"N  (36.400556)
Longitude: 25°27'29.0"E (25.458056)

Maps & instructions for collection and return

Once you have collected your luggage, come out into the Arrivals Hall where a Centauro Rent a Car staff member will be waiting for you at the signposted MEETING POINT to escort you to the Centauro Shuttle Bus service.

Download plan and instructions for returning the car

 

 

General information and further assistance from the Centauro Rent a Car car hire office at Santorini Airport

Road assistance for breakdowns or accidents

Phone: (+30) 21 119 896 63

For reclaims or queries

If you have any reclaims or queries we recommend you visit the section "Help" on our website where you can find answers to many frequently asked questions.

To make a new booking or to check availability

By using our website you will always find the best price on offer and you will know instantly if the vehicle type that you require is available for the dates selected.

To view your account, change a booking, view your invoices & contracts

Access your account and you can find a selection of icons to allow you to modify your details, change a Booking or view your invoices and past contracts.

 

Information about Centauro Rent a Car car hire company at Santorini Airport

If you hire a car with Centauro Rent a Car a Santorini airport you can be assured of the best service and a fleet of cars that are renewed on a yearly basis. You can also add to your reservation other extras that you may need such as additional drivers, GPS, full insurance with no excess, child seats, etc.

With your rental car in Santorini you can explore some beautiful locations which have guaranteed good weather most of the year.

Your car hire is waiting for you at Santorini airport!
 

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What to see, do, and visit in Santorini and its surroundings with your rental car.

Santorini Airport

Thira Airport, also known as Santorini International Airport, is located north of the town of Kamari on the Greek island of Santorini. This airport has connections with some of the most important cities in Greece , such as Corfu, Kos, Thessaloniki and Rhodes. In addition, it also has connections with Spain, Italy and Portugal, since Milan, Rome, Naples, Madrid, Barcelona or Bilbao are among its airline destinations. It takes approximately 15 minutes by car to reach Kamari and Fira, we recommend you to rent a vehicle.

Car hire at the Santorini Airport

Santorini island is the perfect place to rent a car that will allow you to enjoy autonomy and freedom to drive through the whole island during the days of your trip. Renting your car at the airport will allow you to customize your driving route through Santorini and enjoy the experience of going on a road trip to places like Fira, the volcano of Nea Kameni and Palea, Immerivigli, Firostefani and many other tourist attractions.

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Santorini tourist information

Santorini is one of Greece’s most beautiful and unique islands, noted for its peculiar moon crescent shape and the wide variety of places you can visit: towns, beaches, archaeological sites and much more.

What to see in Santorini

Fira

It is the capital of the island, a town full of beauty where white houses with blue roofs stand out. It is located on the edge of a cliff facing the sea, so the views from this city are impressive, especially at sunset. Do not miss the Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral and the Catholic Cathedral.

Firostefani and Imerovigli

Among the many villages that you can visit on the island, there is Firostefani, which stands out for its ancient Byzantine monastery and restaurants that literally hang over the sea. In Imerovigli you need to visit the Skaros Rock, a Venetian castle that was destroyed by an earthquake in the 19th century.

Other beautiful and well-known towns, such as Exo Gonia, Oia and Pyrgos, are also a must. 

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Museums and archaeological remains 

If you like history, culture or art, in this Greek island you can visit many museums, where you can expand your knowledge and satisfy your curiosity. Visit, among others, the Prehistoric Museum, the Wine Museum, the Megaron Gyzi Museum and the Bellonio Cultural Center. 

On the other hand, Santorini is the perfect place if you like to visit archaeological sites, since you can find sites and remains in the villages of Profitis Elias, Vlihada, Arhea Thira, Pyrgos and Thermi. Do not miss the Akrotiri site, where you can see the remains of the ancient Minoan civilization. 

The Nea Kameni and Palea volcanoes

You can go on a trip to the volcano, where you can explore solidified lava trails, see small holes through which sulfur vapor comes out, bathe in hot springs and even look out to its crater. An experience that, without a doubt, will not leave you indifferent. 

The beaches

Three volcanic stone beaches are the most outstanding: The Red Beach (Kokkini Paralia), where huge reddish stone cliffs stand out; the White Beach, with cliffs of almost completely white rocks; Kamari Black Beach, the most famous of the island and perfect to go with family and, finally, we recommend Vlychada Beach.

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Driving route through Santorini.

Now that you know the main attractions, we recommend you to first travel east, since it is where the airport is, visit cities like Perissa and Kamari and enjoy some of their many volcanic stone beaches. In the west, on the other hand, go visit Fira, Imerovigli and Oia, where we recommend you to enjoy an unforgettable sunset. In this area, you can also go on a trip to Nea Kameni and visit some nearby beaches, such as the Red Beach.

Santorini gastronomy

Some typical dishes must be mentioned, such as the souvlaki, a recipe similar to the famous Moorish skewer; the dolmadaia, a roll of rice wrapped with grape leaves and gyros, similar to kebab. Fish, Greek yoghurts and cheese, especially goat cheese, are also typical. If we talk about desserts, the Baklavas stand out, which are vanilla, honey and almond cakes, and the Kourabiédes, almond cakes flavored with Ouzo liqueur.

Weather in Santorini

In Santorini the weather is moderate Mediterranean, so winters are short and mild and summers are hot, dry and sunny. December, January and February are the months in which the rainfall concentrates; if you travel to Santorini during these months we recommend that you pack warm clothing and rain gear. However, if you travel in summer you need to pack sunscreen, a hat and light clothes